Mayor Gray and Office on Latino Affairs Announce More than $1.6 Million in Grants to Support Community Programs
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) Executive Director Roxana Olivas today announced that OLA has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to 55 District-based non-profit organizations that provide health and other community services to the city’s Latino community.
(PressZoom) - (WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) Executive Director Roxana Olivas today announced that OLA has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to 55 District-based non-profit organizations that provide health and other community services to the city’s Latino community.
“Today, the District’s Latino population represents nearly 10 percent of our total number of residents, and I’m proud to provide funding to support unique programs and resources that serve this growing community,” Mayor Gray said. “My administration is committed to ensuring that all of our residents’ needs are met, and these grants will further that goal.”
The grants – awarded after a competitive process – will help provide a wide variety of direct services to the District’s Latino residents in the areas of economic development, education, crisis intervention, education, health, English language instruction, gang prevention and intervention, youth development, workforce development, and health-care services.
OLA is awarding the grants as a way of fulfilling its mission of improving the quality of life of the District’s Latino residents and addressing a broad range of social and economic needs through strategic management of public and private partnerships, expertise on policy, community relations, civic engagement and community-based grants.
“This funding for community-based services helps Mayor Gray fulfill his goal of providing world-class services to all District residents, including members of our Latino population,” said Olivas. “The services provided by these agencies make a tremendous impact in our community. OLA continues to meet the challenges of our community through collaboration – and this funding ensures another year of significant impact for all our residents.”
Fifty-five non-profit organizations received the grants, which range from $5,000 to $100,000 in funding. The community-based organizations that received awards include:
•826DC •Andromeda Transcultural Health •ARRIBA Center •Ayuda •Barbara Chambers Children's Center •Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area •Bread for the City •Byte Back •Capital Area Asset Builders •Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington •Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) •Centro de Alfabetizacion en Espanol (CENAES) •CentroNía •City Blossoms •Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative •DC Doors •DC Jobs with Justice •DC SCORES •Dialogue on Diversity, Inc. •District of Columbia Arts Center •Educational Video in Spanish, Inc. (EVS Communications) •GALA Hispanic Theatre •Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation •Housing Counseling Services •Jubilee JumpStart •Kid Power, Inc. •La Clinica del Pueblo •La Trenza leadership •Language ETC •Latin American Youth Center •Latino Economic Development Center •Latino GLBT History Project •Latino Student Fund •Legal Counsel for the Elderly •Life Skills Center •LIFT-DC •Many Languages One Voice •Maru Montero Dance Company •Mary House •Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc. •Mi Casa, Inc •Multicultural Career Intern Program •Multicultural Community Service •Nueva Vida •Phelps Stokes •Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington •Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities •San Miguel School •Spanish Catholic Center of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington •Spanish Education Development (SED) Center •Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE), Inc. •Teaching for Change •Teatro de la Luna •The DC Center for the LGBT Community •The Family Place •The Washington Ballet •Vida Senior Centers •Young Playwrights' Theater
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