BEND, Oregon (KTVZ) – The Latino Community Association received a $ 12,000 grant from the Roseburg-based Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation in June to support efforts to provide professional skills to Latinos in central Oregon and help find a job.
LCA’s Workforce Education program teaches English and computer skills (currently online) and offers individual support to help applicants navigate goal setting, refine their résumé, apply for jobs or apply for a business license. With this help, workers can find higher paying jobs to build wealth and provide better housing, food and health care for their families.
This is in line with the foundation’s mission to end hunger and improve the lives of youth and families through better education and health care. With this grant and other funds, LCA will continue to offer virtual courses that challenge our participants to develop their technical skills. This is a key to improving their job opportunities.
Since 1997, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation has awarded more than $ 14 million in grants to nonprofits in their home area – in Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lane counties.
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Via Latino Community Association
Since 2000, the Latino Community Association (LCA) has been helping Latino families and children and building bridges between cultures to create a more resilient Central Oregon. In partnership with caring individuals, corporations, community organizations, and public institutions, LCA continues to work to ensure the full participation of Latinos in our communities. The LCA programs include: Workforce Education, Family Strengthening, Healthy Families, Youth Advancement, and Cultural Enrichment. Its services affect more than 8,000 people each year. For more information or to join the LCA, visit www.latinocommunityassociation.org or call 541.382.4366.