Latino Community Association receives $ 12,000 from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
BEND, Oregon (KTVZ) – The Latino Community Association received a $ 12,000 boost in June from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation in Roseburg to support its efforts to equip Latinos in central Oregon with job skills and help them find a job.
LCA’s Workforce Training Program teaches English and Computer Science (currently online) and offers one-on-one assistance to guide job applicants by setting goals, refining their resumes, applying for jobs or applying for a business license. With this help, workers can get better paying jobs to build wealth and provide better housing, food and health care for their families.
This echoes the foundation’s mission to end hunger and improve the lives of young people and families through better education and health care. With this grant and other funds, LCA will continue to offer virtual courses, which challenge our participants to develop their technical skills. It is a key to improving their employment opportunities.
Since 1997, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has awarded more than $ 14 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in its home territory – Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lane counties.
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About the Latino Community Association
Since 2000, the Latino Community Association (LCA) has empowered Latino families and children and built bridges between cultures to create a more resilient central Oregon. In partnership with caring individuals, businesses, community organizations and government agencies, LCA remains committed to ensuring the full participation of Latinos in our communities. ACV’s programs include: workforce education and training, family empowerment, healthy families, youth development and cultural enrichment. Its services reach over 8,000 people each year. For more information or to join LCA, visit www.latinocommunityassociation.org or call 541.382.4366.