POLICIES


Information Request Policy

On a daily basis, Sociedad Latina receives multiple requests for interviews and information about our work. Unfortunately, with limited staff and resources--and a commitment to devoting those resources directly to the youth and community we serve--we will not be able to respond to every request for information.

We will consider requests from students, researchers, potential partners and others, who are willing to commit volunteer hours to Sociedad Latina in exchange for information or other resources from staff. This policy was developed with the goal of ensuring that staff time spent working on outside requests is still aligned with our mission. 

Volunteer Exchange:

If you are in the Boston area, we ask that you contact Sociedad Latina to discuss your request for information and available volunteer opportunities. The number of volunteer hours required will depend on the scope of your request, but will be no less than 4 (may be more for more extensive projects). Please give us at least two weeks' notice to arrange volunteer opportunities and fulfill information requests.

Community Presentation:

If you are gathering information for a research project or other initiative, we ask that you share your work with us through a presentation to the youth and families in our community.

If you would like to pursue your request for information, please submit an email here.

If you are unable to commit to the volunteer exchange and community presentation, we welcome you to use our website as a resource.


Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy

Sociedad Latina is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a work environment charaterized by dignity and respect. Our work force is diverse and reflects the community we serve. We are strongly committed to maintaining fair employment practices and also to complying with the principles of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all applicable laws and regulations of the federal, state and city governments.

It is our strong belief that equal opportunity for all employees is central to the continuing success of our organization. We will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, physical disabilities, political affilitation, sexual orientation, color, marital status, veteran status, or medical condition in hiring, promotion, demotion, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees on the basis of qualifications and job requirements.

Sociedad Latina strives to achieve diversity at all levels within both organizations, from the most junior positions through to the Board of Directors themselves. The further goal for both organizations is to reflect the diversity present within the communities that we serve.


Donor Privacy Policy

Sociedad Latina subscribes to the ethical standards and principles of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, including their Donor Bill of Rights.

Sociedad Latina will not trade, share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor will we send mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Sociedad Latina, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications. All transactions through are secure and encrypted, and we never store your credit card information. Payments are processed through Stripe. Payment information is also governed by Stripe's privacy policy.

If you are a donor and would like to update how Sociedad Latina communicates with you, please reach out to development@sociedadlatina.org.