Latino Advocacy Coalition

 

The Latino Advocacy Coalition (LAC) gathers each month to work toward a vision of inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities in Yamhill County. Through communication, collaboration, and advocacy, we seek to remove the obstacles to full integration of Latino individuals and families, many of whom are immigrants.

LAC participants are employees or volunteers in organizations with a focus on education, culture and arts, financial services, business, employment, social services, health, safety, or advocacy.

We invite all organizations in Yamhill County to share our vision and mission, and we welcome new participants.

Latino Advocacy Coalition meetings
Third Thursday of the month, 8-10 AM
Chemeketa Community College, Yamhill Valley Campus

For more information:             

                   Sally Godard  sallygodard@earthlink.net          

                   Hanna DeMaster  unidosyamhillcounty@gmail.com

Vision of Latino Advocacy Coalition:

By 2025, we envision strong, diverse, and inclusive communities in Yamhill County in which Latino individuals and families are fully engaged participants in all aspects of the community so that health and safety outcomes, educational and employment advancement, housing opportunities, and economic well-being are reflective of the entire community.

Mission of Latino Advocacy Coalition: 

To improve communication avenues and coordination efforts between organizations and Latino individuals and families.

To collaborate among organizations and Latino communities to develop a full array of opportunities and services that complement each other and “fill in the gaps” while not being duplicative.

To advocate for full integration of Latino individuals and families in community life through developing meaningful relationships and celebrating diverse cultures.

Participating organizations include:

Chemeketa Community
First Federal Savings and Loan
Juntos, Yamhill County
Headstart
Linfield College
Linfield Center for the Northwest
Lutheran Community Services
McMinnville Public Library
McMinnville School District
OR Dept. of Human Services (McMinnville)
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Law Center
Oregon State University Extension Services
Unidos Bridging Community
Virginia Garcia Clinic
Willamette Valley Medical Center
Worksource Oregon (Employment Dept. of Oregon)
YCAP (Yamhill Community Action Partnership)
Yamhill Community Care Organization
Yamhill County Cultural Coalition
Yamhill County Democrats
Yamhill County Housing Authority
Yamhill County Public Health

 

 

 

 

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