Our History

In 1992 some members of United Migrant Opportunities Services (UMOS) Appleton-Regional Council began a scholarship program for Hispanic/Latino Youth in the Fox Valley Area. This evolved to Latino Link, Inc., a non-profit organization that continued the scholarship program started by UMOS. As the years went by, the Hispanic/Latino population also continued to grow in the Fox Valley Area. This new population had and still has needs that go beyond just scholarships. So it was time to expand the scope of the organization. Casa Hispana was born.

Casa Hispana was established in 2006 as a certified 501(c) 3 not-for-profit community development corporation in the State of Wisconsin. Founded for the purpose of developing and implementing economic development initiatives that would positively contribute to the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos in the Fox valley, we utilize various resources and tools that allow the organization to serve as a catalyst for change within the Latino community.

While Casa Hispana services the Fox Cities, a majority of our clients continually come from other parts of northeastern Wisconsin, these areas are undergoing significant demographic changes.

Please visit the rest of our web site for news and events as well as partners that are helping serve our community. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (920) 968-6880.

Board of Directors

Ernesto Gonzalez Jr., President
Dave Vicksta, Vice President

Members at Large

  • John Stone-Wilms
  • ​Susan García-Franz
  • Walt Raith
  • Carlos Sevilla