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Latino Community Fund of WA State Benefit Dinner


Organized by the Seattle Latino/a Networking Professionals Meetup Group

Organized by the Seattle Latino/a Networking Professionals Meetup Group

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