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Community Organizing Program
El Centro Hispano's newest area of focus, Community Organizing, is the extension of our longer-established services. With our Leadership Development, Community Development & Community Action programs, we are training Hispanic/Latino leaders to improve quality of life for the entire community. By training youth & adult community leaders, El Centro Hispano's Community Organizing programs help the Triangle's Hispanic/Latino community help itself.
Leadership Development

Community Leadership Training ECH helps develop the capacity of Hispanic/Latino community leaders in Durham & Orange counties to support their neighborhoods, assume greater leadership roles, & more effectively impact decision makers. Funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
JLA (Young Leaders in Action) is an educational program for Hispanic/Latino teens in Durham & Orange counties focused on leadership development & community organizing. Funded by the City & County Governments of Durham, & the NC Governor's Crime Commission.

Community Education

Community Outreach Volunteers:
ECH provides training to community leaders who volunteer in health outreach within the Durham & Orange county Hispanic/Latino communities.
DWI Prevention Program ECH visits community sites to provide information to the Hispanic/Latino community about the problem of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Funded by the NC Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities.

Community Action:

Advocacy & Coalition Building ECH works in collaboration with partner organizations and Hispanic/Latino community leaders in Durham & Orange counties to build political power and influence public policy. Funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Civic Engagement ECH educates & registers potential voters in Orange & Durham counties. Funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Neighborhood Organizing ECH works with neighborhood groups in Durham & Orange counties to empower individuals & groups to affect change in their own communities. Funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

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