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Latino Network

  • Latino Network
  • 410 NE 18th Ave
  • Portland, OR 97232
  • (503) 283-688
  • 1996
  • VERONICA S. LEONARD
  • Director of Youth, Education and Wellness
  • (503) 283-6881

Program Description

Latino Network was founded in 1996 by community leaders who grew concerned about the lack of adequate resources to meet the needs of the growing Latino community. Since that time, we have evolved to become an organization that also encompasses transformational programs aimed at educating and empowering Multnomah County Latinos. Low achievement scores, youth violence and high drop out rates undermine the Latino community's potential. We address these issues by promoting early literacy, encouraging parent involvement, working with gang-involved and adjudicated youth and families, and providing academic support and activities to high school aged youth. We also build leadership capacity for youth and adults.

We are a Latino-led education organization, grounded in culturally-specific practices and services, that lifts up youth and families to reach their full potential. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination - that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%