The Instituto de Cultura Hispánica de Corpus Christi is a cultural organization created by citizens of South Texas in 1976 who have a common interest in the enhancement and promotion of Spanish culture.
The immediate goals of the organization are the following:
- Propagate the culture and history of Spain and Hispanic America in the United States;
- Increase as much as possible the cultural exchange among residents of this country;
- Build up the existing friendships among the people of Spain, Hispanic America, and the United States, procuring a better understanding of each other’s characteristics, and
- Reinforce and increase knowledge of Hispanic culture in the United States, thus contributing to a better appreciation of its art, literature cultural background, and folklore; and
- To promote education with its educational center and donation of scholarships through its endowment plan established at Del Mar College and Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi.
The promotion of culture is fundamentally a task of stressing an understanding of the different aspects of life within different nationalities, observing whatever positive contributions they may offer to human civilization, and developing sympathetic feeling towards them.