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Celebrating Culture

Central Oregon


We envision a cohesive community where everyone is valued and empowered to participate and contribute to the health and diversity of Central Oregon.


Promote full participation of Latinos in the community by improving access to education, resources and opportunities, and building meaningful connections.


Central Oregon

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Central Oregon 812%

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Addressed by Latino Community Association • Overcoming Language Barriers • Breaking Through Cultural Barriers • Filling Education Gaps • Orienting Immigrants to U.S. Culture/Systems • Celebration & Awareness of Cultural Diversity • Achieving Equity & Inclusion


 1994

Hotline at St. Francis Catholic Church

 1998

Hispanic Council in Bend

 2000

Registered 501(c)3 El Programa de Ayuda

 -2006 Info & Referral supported by Deschutes County  2006

United Way Community Partner

 2006

Name Change: Latino Community Assoc.

 2007

Strategic Plan: Community Education Focus

 2008

Program & Volunteer Coordinators

 2008

Tax Help, Health Fair and Fiesta del Sol


 2009

Peak Service Level: 2,419 clients

 2009

Layoffs, English Tutoring, New Clinics

 2009

Resumes & Weekly Job List

 2010

Marketing Plan: New Website/Social media

 2010

Strategic Plan: Amigos Membership, Luncheon

 2011

Fee for Service work: Cultural Competency, etc.

 2012

230 Amigos members, 2nd Luncheon


• Bilingual (Spanish-English) • Multi-Cultural • Whole Family-Oriented • Experience with Immigration • Knowledge of Community Resources • Problem-Solving Experience


• Provide assistance & connections to resources and opportunities • Provide & promote educational opportunities • Promote leadership & recognition • Build bridges between diverse segments of the community • Promote Cultural Awareness, Inclusion & Equity


 Basic Assistance Programa de Ayuda  Community Education Educación Comunitaria  Cultural Enrichment Enriquecimiento Cultural  Volunteer Opportunities Programa de Voluntarios  Youth Community Involvement Acción Comunitaria Juvenil


Program Goal Provide and promote critical services that help strengthen families.


Services

• Information & Referrals

• Translation/Interpretation

• Job Connections & Resumes

• Advocacy

• Legal Consults • Dental Clinics • Healthy Kids Application Assistance • Tax Preparation • Mexican Consulate Service


Issues Addressed • Employment • Bills and Finances • Health • Legal • Housing • Education • Food • Personal Matters


Partnerships • Deschutes County Health Department (Children’s Dental) • Mobile Teams International Dental Van (Adult Dental) • Virginia Olea (Low-cost Dental Cleanings) • Partnership to End Poverty (Tax Filing Assistance) • Multiple Lawyers (Legal Consults) • Mexican Consulate (Passports & Consular IDs)


Impacts & Outcomes


Impacts & Outcomes


Program Goal Provide and promote educational opportunities that are a high priority for our clients, and which lead to increased family self-sufficiency.


Services • English Tutoring • Citizenship Classes • Spanish Literacy After-School Project • Language Exchange Gatherings • Educational Seminars • Info & Referrals • Outreach for Other’s Programs


Issues Addressed • English Language Learning • Spanish Language Learning • Legal Status - Citizenship • Increased Job Opportunities • Isolation • Self-Confidence • Depression • Cross-Cultural Friendship


Partnerships • Central Oregon Community College (Tutor Training) • Redmond and Sisters Schools (La Clase Spanish Literacy) • Mexican Consulate (Books for La Clase Spanish Literacy) • Volunteer Connect (Tutor Volunteer referrals)


Impacts & Outcomes


Program Goal Provide opportunities for members of our communities from all corners of the world to interact in positive, productive ways to enrich their lives, feel good about who they are, and build a more cohesive, resilient society.


Services • Cultural Events • Support & Promotion of Other’s Events • Language Exchange Gatherings • Artistic Expression & Learning • Consultation & Connections


Issues Addressed • Cultural Isolation • Awareness of Diversity • Recognition of Talent & Cultural Identity • Self-Confidence • Depression • Cross-Cultural Friendship • Economic Opportunity


Impacts & Outcomes


Program Goals Provide opportunities to the community to help increase the capacity of LCA, providing bi-lingual support for community projects, increasing people’s skills and knowledge by way of direct experience, facilitating crosscultural exchange, and developing new community leaders.


Services • Volunteer Coordination/Management • English Tutoring • Citizenship Instruction • Language Exchange Gatherings • Event Coordination & Support • Office Training • Leadership Training


Issues Addressed • Language Learning • Legal Status - Citizenship • Increased Job Opportunities • Isolation • Self-Confidence • Depression • Cross-Cultural Friendship • Organizational Capacity


Impacts & Outcomes


2005-2011


2005-2011


2007-2011


2005-2011


Private & Public Grants


Local Businesses


Make a Difference!


Participation in Community Projects • Parenting HUB Advisory Cmte • CFC – Family Preservation & Support Initiative Cmte • Bend 2030 Lead Partner: Inclusivity & Equity • Children & Families Commission Teen Suicide Prevention • Health Dept. Teen Pregnancy Prevention • Cultural Competency Trainings • Translation-Interpretation Fee for Service • Project Consultation; Funding Letters of Support


Volunteer!


Donate! • Money

• Time, Energy, Skills • Ideas • Materials • Services • Membership • Sponsorship


Get Involved! • English tutoring • Cultural Events • Fundraising • Bookkeeping • Skills training • Leadership (Board, Committees, etc)


LCA Presentation 6-12