I was part of EVH’s youth group in high school, and it helped me develop my leadership skills. EVH’s direct services has helped many families, including my own, fill out important documents for school, the government and other agencies. EVH has helped countless families be informed about their rights. All of these things make EVH a unique organization in the community.
Background on our fundraising Campaign:
Can we count on you this holiday season?
The Hispanic Liaison was chosen to participate in the Newman’s Own Holiday Challenge! The more money we raise, the better our chances to win cash prizes from Newman’s Own. The top 10 fundraising organizations will receive cash prizes between $150,000 and $2,500!
Will you help and spread the word?
For over 22 years, The Liaison has been promoting cross-cultural understanding and empowering Hispanics to overcome challenges and make their voices heard in our community.
We have helped thousands of immigrants and their childrenadjust to life in the U.S., access the resources they need to prosper, and affirm their rights. We also help dozens of non-profit and governmental agencies learn about and improve their services to the immigrant community.In the face of increased raids and deportations, the demise of DACA and possible ending of the Temporary Protective Status for thousands of Central Americans, our work to empower and protect immigrants is more crucial than ever.
We are the only direct services AND advocacy organization in the rural central Piedmont of NC, a region with over 56,000 Hispanic residents.
We have been busy this past year ~ a few highlights:
➢ Helped 710 individuals, including 240 children, who needed information, referrals to other services, help to resolve a problem, or obtain important documents.
➢ Hosted 257 participants at our Legal Fair on Immigration that offered 8 workshops and a legal services and non-profit expo.
➢ Welcomed over 600 diverse participants and 43 information booths at our 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta.
➢ Launched a new Latinx Youth Program for high school students in Chatham County. Youth participate in trainings, conferences and field trips to develop their leadership skills, increase their self-esteem, stay in school and access higher education opportunities.
➢ Started an Adult Leadership and Civic Engagement Program to create safe spaces for immigrants to tackle issues of common concern ~ formed a group of younger adults impacted by DACA and another of adults working on housing rights in the face of a mass eviction.
➢ Organized 2 free power of attorney legal clinics and helped 38 familiescomplete powers of attorney to protect their children and/or assets in case of deportation.
➢ Engaged over 140 volunteers who donated more than 900 hours of service
➢ Increased our team to 2 full-time and 2 part-time staff members. All our staff are Latinx and first-generation immigrants.
➢ Partnered with the Town of Siler City to host the Building Integrated Communities program, a 2-year community building process guided by a diverse steering committee to help local government improve communication with immigrant communities, increase access to civic participation, promote economic development and build trust with law enforcement.
Can we count on you for a personally significant donation this year? Here are the ways that your dollars will be put to work:
$1,100 helps 45 families receive individual assistance or secure important documents
$860 sponsors 35 participants at the next Legal Fair on Immigration
$620 sends 15 youth on a field trip to a college fair or youth leadership conference. $400 helps 20 families secure powers of attorney to protect their children & assets.
$200 sponsors healthy snacks for 8 youth group meetings
$160 pays for childcare and refreshments at 2 know your rights workshops
$50 provides snacks for our adult leadership groups
We welcome donations of any amount, every dollar makes a difference! Thank you investing in our community and organization!
The Hispanic Liaison is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax-deductible. Our EIN is 56-1974043. We serve the rural central Piedmont of NC, including Chatham, Alamance, Lee and Randolph ~ a region with approximately 56,000 Latinx residents (13.5% of the total population). We are based in Siler City, where Latinx account for 50% of the Town’s 10,000 residents.
We help adults, children, youth and the elderly. Our main goals are to: · Increase access to services and opportunities, individually and collectively · Protect and advance the rights of the Hispanic community and other immigrants · Encourage civic participation and community engagement · Promote an equitable, just and inclusive society for all.