The City of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board’s mission is to embrace, preserve and promote the heritage and contributions of Hispanics. In addition to supporting other citywide activities, the AHHAB hosts three significant annual events: the AHHAB Community (Awards & Scholarship) Breakfast, El Día Del Niño and the Parade of Nations during Fiestas Patrias held Sept. 16-17 at RiverEdge Park – which commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain on Sept. 16, 1810. These events annually draw thousands of people.
AHHAB sponsors area projects and encourages academic achievements through the awarding of college scholarships to Aurora students. The $20,000 Dunham Fund grant goes toward helping generate scholarship dollars, while also recognizing the importance of celebrating the Mexican culture with Aurora and its sister cities.