With the increased growth of the Latino/Hispanic population in the state, and a large percentage of individuals (almost a third) under 15 years old, more and more organizations addressing key educational issues in our community are blossoming within high schools and college campuses.
We did a note on H.O.P.E. Strong some time ago; now is time to talk about Generacion Latina (GLINC) a small non-profit led by 5 full-time volunteers, all Latino youth.
GLINC was born as a spin-off the Feminist Women’s Health Center as it was clear there was a need to empower Latino youth with the tools to make positive life choices through education; life skills and service projects. Their focus is leadership, social awareness and cultural identity.
GLINC provides after-school homework assistance and tutoring twice per week in two high-schools in Smyrna. Additionally, they incorporate seminars and workshops on immigration issues (Q&A withe experts) scholarships & academic resources, domestic violence, resume building, reproductive health, etc. as well as field trips to University campuses, and key cultural events (i.e. the Abelardo Morelli’s exhibit; a Cuban photographer exploring the topic of “Creative Discovery”)
As resourceful youth, GLINC gets funding mainly from car washes and a single event taking place this year on May 8th, “Dreams of Our Generation” taking registrations NOW.
They annual budget is roughly around $1,200 and is spent entirely on food, supplies, transportation and parking. This year, their goal is to raise $2,000.
GLINC relies on in-kind donations and welcomes snacks and food for their after-school program but would LOVE gift cards from restaurants to be used for this weekly needs.
Other pressing needs include: Volunteers to assist with grant writing, tutors & after-school help, transportation (a sponsored van/group travel) and sponsors willing to host field trips and educational outings or sporting events.
If you are interested in hosting a group of these resourceful students, would like to provide a donation (monetary or in-kind) you can contact Renelyn Moteloyola.
For volunteer opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org