GLINC – Generacion Latina


GLINC LOGOSWith 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.10013835_689217211119959_711987915_n

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.

10252029_696246357083711_3238007694289265308_nThey 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







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Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza

Executive Director and Founder Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) Social Entrepreneur, Community Advocate, Latina, Mom, Wife. Lover of Life.