Redes Latinas is a digital community hub for Latin@s across Alaska. This site helps people connect to services in both Spanish and English. The site was created in 2020 in response to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This site has information about social services, immigration, and education for the Anchorage/Mat-Su region. Over time, we plan to expand to include more services in more places in Alaska.
Enlaces mission is to empower, educate, and engage Alaska’s Latino community by acting as a catalyst for an equitable presence and voice. By collaboration with communities throughout Alaska, Enlaces works to advance social justice and equity for Latinos and Hispanics in the North.
Our advocacy focuses on empowering, educating, and engaging our community in the following areas: Civic Engagement, Education, Health & Wellness, Women Empowerment, and Culture.
Educational resources available to Alaskans promote personal enrichment and opportunity at every stage of life. The following information is about schools, programs, and free help to ensure a successful journey for yourself or a loved one. Alaska has education for everybody. This is a list of schools, programs, and other education for you or someone you love.
They have classes to get ready for the GED, learn English, finish high school, learn new skills, and citizenship classes.
The Anchorage School District has a Family Welcome Center to help new students. They can help get a student enrolled, and have English language testing, and information for students and families who don’t speak English as a first language. Call 907-742-4455.
Online tutoring for subjects like math, English, and history. Work with a live tutor or use their resources to study on your own. They can help make resumes look more professional. They also have help for math problems, test preparation, and more. All services are free.
This page lists some of the social service places in Anchorage. For each place, you’ll find contact information, if there are Spanish speaking staff or translators available, and pictures of the businesses. For more information, please contact each place directly.
This page lists some of the social service places in Anchorage. For each place, you’ll find contact information, if you can get help in Spanish, and pictures to help when you visit. For more information, please contact each place directly.
Anywhere in Alaska, call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 to talk to someone about services. They can connect you with emergency food and shelter, education, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, childcare, and much more. Call 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. You can also leave a phone message, email Alaska211@ak.org, or search their website for services. Ask for an interpreter to get help in Spanish.
* During the COVID-19 pandemic, many buildings are closed. Please call or email staff before visiting. For recent information on COVID-19, please visit our Community Announcements page for the most up-to-date links and advisories.
This page has information about current events and topics relevant to what’s happening now in Alaska.
This page is designed to have a current list of relevant events and festivals. It also has links to information relevant to issues currently impacting Latin@s in Alaska. For more information, click on each of the links below.
Learn about the student loan forgiveness plan Biden announced this year.
Joe Biden Forgives Student Loans for Low-Income and Middle-Class Borrowers
President Joe Biden announced his decision on student debt relief, canceling up to $10,000 for borrowers who make $125,000 or less annually. He also cancelled up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. To help people starting out, Biden extended the pause on repaying student loan debt through December 31st, 2022.
By canceling student debt, Biden will help lower the cost of living for young people, giving them an opportunity to save to buy a house or start a family. This is life-changing for middle-class Americans contending with inflation.
The president’s decision has been long anticipated. Student loan forgiveness would cap a series of major policy accomplishments for Biden heading into the midterms: He’s signed a tax, health care and climate package dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act as well as a semiconductor subsidy bill aimed at boosting US manufacturing.
Read more about if you qualify for student loan forgiveness, here. To get relief, you will have to submit an application to Dept. of Education.
Find out about student loan forgiveness plan directly from the White House press room by clicking here.