The Coalition’s Projects and Accomplishments in 1996

The Hungarian American Coalition is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Its mission is to identify and promote the interests of the Hungarian-American community. Its goals are:

  • to foster appreciation of Hungary’s history and culture;
  • to encourage educational and cultural interaction between the people of the U.S. and Hungary;
  • to protect and preserve the human and minority rights and cultural heritage of Hungarians throughout the world;
  • and to support democratic institutions and economic development in Hungary.
Education and Culture
  • Co-sponsored the Human Rights Workshop for Hungarian-American activists and students at the University of California, Berkeley in San Francisco on May 30 – June 1, 1996.

  • Administered The White House Internship Program by Ameritech providing sponsorship to four Hungarian-American college students.
  • Promoted The Fall of the Red Star by Helen Szablya and Peggy King Anderson.

  • Provided sponsorship and technical assistance to the multimedia project, “Encounter with 1956.”

  • Participated in domestic and international conferences and forums dealing with various issues, including NATO expansion and minority rights.

  • Supported visits to the U.S. by Hungarian leaders and scholars and assisted with arrangements for visitors of the United States Information Agency.

  • Provided support for projects in the Hungarian communities of Transylvania, Romania; Délvidék, Vojvodina (in Yugoslavia); and Slovakia.

  • Continued to disseminate the Educational Program Directory, a compendium of educational opportunities and resources pertaining to Hungarian studies.
Information
  • Maintained an Office of Information in Washington, DC.

  • Lead member of the Washington, DC-based Central and East European Coalition.

  • Provided information and held regular meetings with Washington decision-makers in the White House, Congress, State Department, and Agency for International Development.

  • Published three Coalition Newsletters: Spring, Fall-Special October 23 issue, and Winter.

  • Maintained an e-mail network connecting Coalition members, and a home page on the World Wide Web (http://www.hungary.com/hac).
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