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Spanish American Civic Association For Equity Inc

Rating: 2.5 stars   2 reviews 491


453 South Lime Street Suite A Lancaster PA 17602 USA


To foster and perpetuate the cultural, social and economic well being of the hispanic people of the city and county of lancaster and thereby contribute to the general well being of the community at large.


Human services - the organization provides a number of services to the latino community: the senior citizen nutritional program provides recreation and meals to elderly latinos and provides social support with the aim to maintain their independence. The children and youth program and human services programs provide social, educational, and family support to latino families and individuals in need of assistance.

behavioral health services: the organization provides various health-oriented services to the community through various programs: the latino hiv/aids program, the ncr program (which is an in-patient and residential treatment program), the mental health and drug and alcohol outpatient program, the recovery house and the family and student liaison programs provide everything from educational resources to treatment and therapeutic services. 1,020 clients were treated during the course of the year for a total of 9,789 treatment days.

career development and adult education: the workforce investment program serves the community by offering leadership, educational,and job training assistance. These programs also provide job readiness training, english as a second language, ged assistance, and computer training to 1,413 individuals.

the organization supports its low-income housing subsidiary through pass-through grants related to low-income housing. The organization also supports its various affiliated organizations through its organizational expertise.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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SACA has been working for over 40 years assisting the Latino communities achieve greater self sufficiency. It has developed programs in such areas as employment and training, services to older Latinos, behavioral health services, drug and alcohol treatment programs (both residential and non-residential), as well as the development of affordable rental housing and the acquisition and construction of over 80 units of single family homes for sale to first time homebuyers. SACA has a CEO who has dedicated his professional life to this cause and who works tirelessly with local political and corporate leadership to encourage greater investment in the City's southeast area.

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SACA does not practice equality with their internal employees. High turn over, and sadly are the good one leaving. Some people who work for years do not keep confidential the issues of their clients. Comments about not able to help people with jobs or training because they did not speak English were common until we develop the customized readiness program. Ms. Graupera does not hire hispanics for her staff at fiscal. Only one hispanic for billing and the other as receptionist of all the of the eight staff members. Ms Graupera has 8 staff members to run an organization with less than 200 hundred employees, while other companies have more than five hundred and they run fiscal with two or three members. No wonder the funding is not enough for the programs to get staff or supplies to run them. Ms Graupera's salary is very high for the fuctions exercised at the moment. SACA has forgotten the mission of the agency and has gotten stuck with long term employees that are underdevelop, are members of the family (nepotism), employees do not have right or voice to improve or complaint about what is wrong. I will not recommend SACA for a place of employment unless you are looking to satisfy your pocket and care less for the community. Remember to bow in front of the grankahuna or you will be in trouble.

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Instead of fiscal and management being a resource and support to managers and directors of programs; they made the situations difficult by mismanage of funding, overload of work, lack of professionalism, dishonesty, lack of respect, and abuse of power.

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