The League of United Latin American Citizens
LULAC OHIO MESSAGE TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY
We hope you and your families are well and staying healthy. These are challenging times indeed, but we KNOW in OHIO as in our NATION we find Strength in COMING TOGETHER! We are learning daily that when the kindness, strength and resiliency of our human spirit, our cultures and unique perspectives come together, it can lead to inspired solutions! We are seeing it unfold right before our eyes, as we learn to find new creative ways to address needs in a new “Norm.” I am confident that our Hispanic /Latino Community will continue to address the health, employment, and immigration concerns in our community. Stay informed, act responsibly and we’ll get through this stronger.
LULAC Ohio, recommends following the safety precautions issued by Gov. Dewine’s Office at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov , as well as, COVID-19 bilingual updates and resources listed below:
- org -Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affair- Governor’s COVID-19 bilingual updates
- LULAC Ohio.org and affiliate LULAC Councils in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Cleveland.
- LULAC Cincinnati emergency fundraising campaign
- LULAC Dayton and Somos Dayton Facebook.
- org for national news, resources, opportunities
- Latino Media Outlets: Radio: La Mega / Print: La Vanguardia; La Jornada; com
- STAY Home -WASH your hands frequently-WEAR a face mask when making essential trips- CARE for each other in socially distant SAFE ways. Do your Part to Reduce the Spread of the Virus!
We wish you good health and will continue to provide you with timely updates through our LULAC websites, our email updates, and our network of community organizations, we proudly serve alongside!
As an educator, I am proud to be a part of the over 91 years LULAC has been serving our Hispanic/Latino communities and making a positive social and economic difference in our Country! Our motto, “All for One - One for ALL!” is exemplified in the story of The national “Head Start Program”, which began as LULAC’s pilot pre-school program called, “The Little School of 400”. Launched in 1957 to help bridge the language gap and prepare Hispanic/Latino, pre-school children entering US schools. The results were so impressive it later became the model introduced by President Johnson, as “Project Head Start. President Johnson, as a young man in Texas was a teacher in the “Little School of 400” program. Let us continue the legacy of WORKING TOGETHER!!!!
Learn more about LULAC’s local and national educational scholarship programs currently underway thru Apr.30 at LULAC.org, as well as, leadership opportunities through LULAC and our community partners. All for One- One for All…Somos LULAC!
On behalf of LULAC Ohio and our affiliate Councils, we wish EVERYONE good health for you and your loved ones.
Elba Alicia Pagan,
LULAC-Ohio, State Director
LULAC Dayton – Council 39000
LULAC Dayton Council #39000 advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of the Latino population of Dayton and the surrounding area. Our council is proud to carry on the tradition of LULAC National. The rich history and impactful accomplishments over its 90 year history has rippled out to help shape US policy and programs in various ways. One such example is the Little School of the 400 program launched in 1950, influenced the creation of the National Head Start program in 1965.
Through our local membership, we partner with various non-profit, NGO's, local, state and national educational and governmental agencies to provide information and referral services, as well as educational and economic development opportunities to the local Latino/Hispanic community. One such example of this is El Puente - Dayton LULAC's founding of El Puente Tutoring Center. This early learning center provides a bridge for Latino students from the Dayton Public Schools and non-public Schools to narrow the gap of identified academic shortcomings. The council also partners with LULAC National through matching dollars, to provide college scholarships to Latino students.
The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
Historically, LULAC has focused heavily on education, civil rights, and employment for Hispanics. LULAC councils provide more than a million dollars in scholarships to Hispanic students each year, conduct citizenship and voter registration drives, develop low income housing units, conduct youth leadership training programs, and seek to empower the Hispanic community at the local, state and national level.
In addition, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, LULAC’s educational arm, provides counseling services to more than 18,000 Hispanic students per year at sixteen regional centers. SER Jobs for Progress, LULAC’s employment arm, provides job skills and literacy training to the Hispanic community through more than forty-eight employment training centers located throughout the United States. The LULAC Corporate Alliance, an advisory board of Fortune 500 companies, fosters stronger partnerships between Corporate America and the Hispanic community.