Civic Engagement Programs
Youth Community Organizing: Sociedad Latina trains youth, ages 14-18, as Youth Community Organizers (YCOs) to organize and implement bilingual, culturally relevant grassroots campaigns that engage, inform and mobilize hundreds of community members and youth of color around education reform and environmental protection. All YCOs participate in intensive community organizing training and bi-monthly work readiness, academic skill building and cultural exploration activities throughout the year.
¡Cuídate! Healthy Families: Health Educators, ages 14-18, and adult Promotoras de Salud (Health Promoters) implement bilingual and culturally relevant health education activities and peer-to-peer workshops on sexual health, nutrition and fitness. Through partnerships with local hospitals and health centers, they receive robust training in health disparities and evidence-based interventions. Armed with this knowledge, they lead awareness campaigns, fitness activities, nutrition charlas (classes) and sexual health workshops that support Latino families to adopt healthier lifestyles.