Isabel Rubio serves as executive director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!), a nonprofit organization that facilitates the social, civic and economic integration of Hispanic individuals and families through its educational, leadership-development programs. Greatly influenced by the changes brought to her home state of Mississippi as a result of the struggle for civil rights, Rubio founded the coalition she now serves.
The annual Realizing the Dream Awards are presented by the University of Alabama Division of Community Affairs.
Cinematography by Preston Sullivan.