While immigration legal services has been part of our story since the beginning, each day Latinos Progresando gives people the tools to design the life they want to see for their children and families. Latinos Progresando talks to the community and responds to community needs. That has been a pattern that the organization has followed since day one.
After neighborhood schools and families expressed concerns about the lack of programming, Latinos Progresando stepped in to create a train-the-trainer social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for community parents, nutrition education and physical fitness. Since 2015, more than 300 parents have completed the curriculum and have gone on to take leadership roles and exciting job opportunities.
“Latinos Progresando believes that in order to create community change, community voice has to come first. One of our values is to always look towards our community and elevate the voices of the people that we serve.”
-Luis Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Latinos Progresando
Whether it is taking neighborhood families shopping for last minute back-to-school needs or providing community parents access to social networks, opportunities for self-development, or new skills and resources to support their children’s education, Latinos Progresando leads through compassion and integrity, building on the community’s existing strengths.
There’s still more than can be done, and we’re grateful for your contributions to sustain this work.
Mission:Uplift is about sharing the amazing stories that come from our community, while at the same time lifting up the mission of Latinos Progresando, an organization that unlocks the potential in everyone who walks through our doors.
Follow us on social media (@latinospro): over the next several weeks, Latinos Progresando will be sharing unique stories of people impacted by our organization, leading up to our 22nd anniversary in January.