Together with community residents and other stakeholders, we aim to alleviate education and health disparities, revitalize neighborhoods, and reduce the cycle of poverty for low income children and families.
- All persons deserve equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities;
- Effective change in community’s conditions can only happen when residents are empowered;
- Issues confronting communities can only be solved when residents are actively involved in making change;
- Residents must have the authority to define their own needs and community issues;
- Distressed communities have a right to the resources its residents can use to improve their conditions;
- Building resident capacities is central to improving community conditions;
- Building resident capacity must be based on each community’s particular needs and resources;
- Our organizational work addresses structural difficulties that contribute to community distress (e.g. policy and structural changes); and
- We work to ensure sustainable changes in the community.
- Develop resident-based capacity to determine and implement positive change in their community;
- Empower families/individuals to be resilient and self-sufficient;
- Increase access for bilingual/bicultural healthcare, health promotion, and medical prevention services especially marginalized families/individuals;
- Work with stakeholders to improve coordination of healthcare and social services;
- Improve emotional/mental health and academic success for children of all ages; and
- Provide college student internships and practicum experiences to help increase bilingual and bicultural workforce development in healthcare and social service professionals.
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