Latino Center of the Midlands’ Spring 2016 Newsletter
We are very excited to announce our new strategic initiatives for 2016-2018!
Planning for the LCM’s future was made possible through the generosity of the Sherwood Foundation. Their support allowed us to engage all types of community stakeholders throughout the summer and fall of 2015. While we achieved significant progress in the last three years, we also learned that engaging in strategic conversations allow us to keep pace with the changes happening around us. Moreover, our new mission statement captures a renewed commitment to serve the community with an emphasis on developing individuals, fostering leadership and engagement:
We enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets of their lives; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities.
This year, we have also launched new collaborations to help promote education and social services in the South Omaha community:
- The Adult Basic Education program has started working with InCommon Community Development to provide Pre-GED instruction and computer-based tutorials to our new group of adult learners. The instructor at InCommon is Arturo Mejia, one of the graduates of our GED program! InCommon marks the third satellite site for the adult education program of the LCM.
- “Nuestra Familia” Supermarket (36th & Q. Street) has agreed to launch a new partnership with our agency to provide in-kind donations of non-perishable food items and other promotional items for our clients. Clients and visitors of the LCM receive donations of school and home supplies in addition to canned and packaged food.
Lastly, we are so grateful to you, our funders and supporters, for your continued vote of confidence in our mission and approach to service delivery. We would not be able to accomplish what we do without your continued generosity. We look forward to keeping you informed of our progress!
Click on the following link to view the LCM Spring 2016 Newsletter