In HPAT, we operate for the purpose of promoting the Hispanic Community in Tyler by bringing together like-minded professionals for networking, culture, volunteer, and leadership opportunities that will inspire progress for a better tomorrow.
HPAT was created in 2016 by a diverse group of professionals in the Tyler area. As a non-profit, HPAT creates opportunities to give back to the community, fosters relationships with young leaders, provide cultural experiences, and hosts the East Texas Leadership Summit.
The East Texas Leadership Summit came to fruition in 2018. The Summit allows local leaders and community members to network, learn, and grow. The vast amount of local leadership we are surrounded with fosters endless opportunities to improve our community through events like the Summit. We look forward to continuing to host this Summit annually.
In 2019, HPAT presented the Hispanic Heritage Knowledge Bowl. Schools from around the community competed to test their knowledge about Hispanic Heritage. HPAT also collaborated with the East Texas Symphony during Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate with music. In 2020, Dia De Los Muertos was highlighted by an art show that featured work from area high school students. Students submitted artwork, and guests were able to view the artwork and vote for their favorite piece by grade. The winners from each grade were presented with prizes including school supplies and gift cards donated by local businesses. Cultural events continue to be a fun way to bring the community together.
Our Core Values
These five core values reflect our commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive community that supports and celebrates Hispanic professionals and businesses in the Tyler area. Whether you're looking to network, grow your business, or get involved in community initiatives, we believe that by embracing these core values, we can work together to create positive change and drive success for all members of our community.
We value community and believe in the power of coming together to create positive change
We believe in the importance of diversity and inclusivity and strive to create an environment where all are welcome and valued.
We are dedicated to empowering Hispanic professionals and businesses to achieve success and make a positive impact in their community.
We are committed to providing our members with access to resources and opportunities that support professional growth and development.
We celebrate and promote Hispanic heritage and believe in the importance of cultural awareness and understanding in our community.