Latino Community Fund of WA State Benefit Dinner

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  • Latino Community Fund of WA State Benefit Dinner

    1. 2. “ Be the change you want to see tomorrow” - Ghandi
    2. 3. We, the Washington Latino Community , make up 9% of Washington’s population Making us the fastest growing minority population group
    3. 4. But in our state, we face many challenges…
    4. 5. 45% of our children have 2 or more risk factors that jeopardize their success in school
    5. 6. 65% of our children are not in preschool
    6. 7. 1 of 5 of our youths is led into the juvenile justice system
    7. 8. 50 % don’t graduate from high school
    8. 9. Only 3% of our businesses are Latino- owned
    9. 10. 1 out of 800 nonprofits are managed by Latinos … 60% of these report $0 income
    10. 11. <ul><li>&quot;We cannot seek achievement for ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>and forget about the progress and prosperity of our community ... </li></ul><ul><li>our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others , </li></ul><ul><li>for their sake and for our own&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- Cesar Chavez </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Together we can help </li></ul>
    12. 13. Why?
    13. 14. Because only 1.3% of giving from foundations, corporations, and charitable organizations is given to Latino organizations
    14. 15. Because only 1.3% is given to Latino organizations
    15. 16. Why?
    16. 17.                                        Latino Student Union at University of Washington Because many grassroots organizations… do great work, but are under funded and not well known
    17. 18. Why?
    18. 19. We connect donors to our communities and organizations …
    19. 20. Together we have already made contributions
    20. 21. By inspiring 80 Latino students from nine different high schools in the Yakima Valley to set goals beyond high school.
    21. 22. By developing Latina entrepreneurs to become self-sufficient. Through training, communal network , and mentor-like steps in starting their businesses .
    22. 23. By helping 200 Latino high school students from around the State to enroll in college. Through leadership and network, students are strengthening their commitments to completing a college degree.
    23. 24. By preventing 100 Latino youth from being recruited and initiated into gangs through positive social activities.
    24. 25. Providing quality early childhood education to 80 Latino children (birth to five years old) and increase their school readiness
    25. 26. With your help we can do more…
    26. 27. Expand the capacity of existing non-profits to meet the growing demand for increased social and health services for Latino families
    27. 28. Develop more Latino-owned, community enhancing businesses
    28. 29. <ul><ul><li>Create more bilingual early childhood education programs in Latino communities </li></ul></ul>
    29. 30. Prevent Latino youth from entering the juvenile justice system and reducing recidivism
    30. 31. Lower the Latino student dropout rates and increasing post-secondary enrollment, particularly in high need professions
    31. 32. <ul><li>Tell 10 people... </li></ul><ul><li>and they’ll tell 10 people, and… </li></ul><ul><li>they’ll tell 10 people, and so on… </li></ul>Get informed , get involved !
    32. 33. ¡ Gracias ! Thank you!
    33. 34. www.latinocommunityfund.org

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