An essential connecting point for our Latino immigrant community in Central Oregon

Un punto de encuentro esencial para nuestras familias inmigrantes latinas en Oregón Central

Workforce Education and Training
Educación y Capacitación Laboral

Family Empowerment
Desarrollo Familiar

Healthy Families
Familias Sanas

Cultural Enrichment
Enriquecimiento Cultural

Youth Rising
Desarrollo Juvenil

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Who We Are

Providing quality, culturally-relevant services, in collaboration with community partners, that address the highest priority needs and aspirations of our families.

Quienes Somos

Proveyendo servicios de alta calidad, en colaboración con los socios comunitarios, que tratan las necesidades y promueven las aspiraciones de nuestras familias Latinas.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower our Latino families to thrive by creating opportunities for advancement and building bridges that unite and strengthen us all.

Nuestra Misión

Nuestra misión es capaciar a nuestras familias Latinas para prosperar creando oportunidades para progresar y construyendo puentes que nos unan y fortalezcan a todos.

TOGETHER WE THRIVE ~ JUNTOS AVANZAMOS

Latest News ~ Ultimas noticias

Driver’s licenses for all Oregonians means safer roads

This guest opinion by LCA Communications Assistant Denise Holley and Executive Director Brad Porterfield was published June 7, 2019, in The Bend Bulletin When we travel, we want to believe all drivers are licensed, that they passed an exam on the rules of the road and a driving test. But in Oregon some did not; they are excluded because they lack the documents required by the Department of ...
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Latina Moms Help Students Connect to Their Roots

By Denise Holley Every Thursday, three Spanish-speaking mothers at Jewell Elementary School in Bend take on the role of teachers.  They volunteer after school to teach 21 Latino students to read and write in Spanish, learn traditional Mexican songs, and feel good about their culture and themselves. These moms form the backbone of the RAICES Spanish Literacy & Youth Empowerment Program of the Latino Community Association at Jewell.  LCA also ...
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Latino Community Association

Bien hecho Distrito Escolar Bend-LaPine!!!¿Quieres ser voluntario en la escuela de tu hijo este año escolar? Agradecemos la colaboración y queremos apoyar tu participación activa en nuestras escuelas. Te invitamos a leer la información en esta carta (enlace abajo), y a compartirla con otras familias: www.bend.k12.or.us/informaci%C3%B3n ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcoming Week / Welcoming America is right around the corner. September 13 - September 22. Events all week long! A partnership with the City of Bend and the Latino Community Association.

Join in and celebrate all immigrants and refugees that live, work and play in Central Oregon!
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Welcoming Week ~ Request from LCA Development Manager - mailchi.mp/latinocommunityassociation/sezuu2il4m-2971893 ... See MoreSee Less

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“Hola!! Quiero agradecerte de todo corazón tu ayuda para inscribir a mi hijo, Ezekiel, en el programa de salud, ha sido de gran bendición. El tuvo una contusión antes de salir de la escuela jugando football, lo estuve llevando una vez por semana a chequeos y pues el saldo subió. hace días llamé para hacer cita para su examen físico y hacer un pago pues sabía que tenía un saldo de casi $500 dlls. En fin, cuando pedí hacer el pago me dijeron que mi saldo era de solo $45 dlls, bendito Dios el programa absorbió la deuda que tenía, gracias por la labor que realizan en la Oficina de la comunidad latina, pero sobre todo por tu atención. Dios les bendiga en abundancia, gracias mil!!!! “

~ Mamá aliviado del estrés económico

“Hello! I want to thank you with all my heart for your help signing up my son Ezekiel in the health program. It’s been a huge blessing. He got a contusion playing football just before leaving school. I was taking him to checkups once a week and the bill just kept going up. A few days ago, I called to make an appointment for his physical exam and to make a payment knowing that the balance owed was almost $500. When I asked about making the payment, they told me my balance was only $45. By God’s grace the program had absorbed the debt I owed. Thank you for the work you do at the Latino Community Association and, above all, for your caring support. May God bless you in abundance. Thank you so much!”

~ Low-income mom relieved from the stress of medical debt

“Antes que nada les quiero agradecer infinitamente por su ayuda en buscarme la ayudante de maestra que les pedí, bueno les cuento que apenas pusieron en FB, me llamaron dos chicas y una de ella ya esta trabajando con nosotras desde ayer!”

~ Carmen Schierling (Villagrana), Business Client

"The Latino Community Association is a critically needed organization in Central Oregon. Not only does it provide desperately needed and unique services to Latino families, it both advocates for those families and brings together Latinos and Anglos to share in their rich cultures and abilities."

~ Sue Nell, Volunteer and Donor

LISTA DE TRABAJOS  ~ JOB LIST

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EVENTOS y CLASES ~ UPCOMING EVENTS

ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ~ RECURSOS EDUCATIVOS EN LINEA

Inglés ~ English

↑Un recurso en linea gratuito

Ciudadania ~ Citizenship

Download Citizenshipworks

Smartphone App below↓

Español ~ Spanish

↑Study online or get the
Pronunciator Smartphone App above

(free for Deschutes Library members)

COMMUNITY PARTNERS ~ SOCIOS COMUNITARIOS

Making an Impact in Our Community

Mejorando nuestra comunidad

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unmet needs of many Latino families in our community.