The mission of Latinos Unidos (LU) of York is to empower the Latino community and strengthen bonds to promote social, civic, and economic integration of Latino families in the York area. To help build trust, respect and transparency in the York Latinx community, LU created an Ambassador Pilot program and hired an administrative coordinator to help facilitate and organize its programs and services.
YCCF is honored to support the implementation of LU’s Ambassador Pilot Program and its new part-time administrative assistant through a grant from the Mabel L. Slifer Fund for People and Animals in Need of York County Community Foundation
José Santiago, Chair and Co-Founder of LU says the grants from YCCF and the Powder Mill Foundation allowed LU to employ someone to help manage programs, events, and data collection, as well as answer emails and phone calls. With the new hire, the over 40 community partners now have a more direct line of access to the organization.
The Ambassador Pilot Program serves to connect the Latino community with services in the area. Ambassadors are local community members representing a diverse cross-section of York County residents. “Anyone wishing to help positively impact the Latino community is invited to serve as an ambassador. High school and college students, business professionals, community leaders, all races, ethnicities are welcome to join,” said José.
After an onboarding process, ambassadors meet on a monthly basis to help determine the needs of the community through outreach and surveys. Once data is collected, they help facilitate next steps to address those needs.
“With over 60 current ambassadors, the new administrative coordinator has been able to facilitate volunteer needs and logistics” said, Angie Garrison, Secretary of LU. “We will be able to continue to strengthen community partnerships and provide outreach to more of York’s Latino community.”
To learn more about Latinos Unidos, please visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LatinosUnidosofYork