Programs: Community organizer is a program with the following core competencies: legal and educational campaigns, member led workgroups to organize the community around immigration issues and education programs focusing on immigration and other related topics. The program also sponsors grassroot cultural events celebrating latin american native traditions
legal immigration and translation services helps over 2,500 latino immigrants process immigration paperwork to help them remain and work in the united states, as well as pursue permanent residency and citizenship.
education for empowerment provides english as a second language (esl), literacy, us civic and citizenship classes, basic spanish classes and computer literacy classes. This program helps participants improve work and life opprtunities by increasing native literacy and english profiency. The citizenship and civic participation classes help students integrate into their adopted society through the study of history and civics.
I have been a volunteer and ally of this organization for many years. With a very small budget they do some very big work. From vitally needed services for the Latino immigrant community (like ESL and citizenship classes, legal help, etc.) to organizing around immigrant and workers rights and advocating for better treatment of undocumented immigrants by Federal, state and local authorities, they really are an exceptional group with a long (35 years) track record of accomplishments and dedication.