$25 – $150

Expanding the Reach: Connecting with Latino Communities

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Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library

1500 Augusta Rd

West Columbia, SC 29169

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Expanding the Reach: Connecting With Latino Communities

January 23rd from 10am to 4pm

Lunch included

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Latinos represent one of the many diverse communities in South Carolina. Even though they bring a wealth of knowledge and culture, they continuously miss opportunities to participate in economic development opportunities. According to PEW Research Center, 5% of South Carolina’s population is Latino, with a median annual income of $20,000; 41% of Latinos under the age of 17 live in poverty. Attend this training to learn how community-based organizations can better meet the needs of Latino families in a linguistically and culturally appropriate way. PASOs, a statewide organization, helps the Latino community and service providers work together for strong and healthy families.


Trainer:

  • Mike Young – Director of Capacity Building, PASOs
  • About the trainer: Originally from California, Mike Young has undergraduate degrees in Business Administration/Human Resources Management and Cultural Anthropology from California State University Long Beach. Mike is the son of an El Salvadoran immigrant who left for the United States due to the increasingly unstable socio-political climates in that country; out of this personal history, he developed a motivation to better understand Latino communities in the US and to advocate for their needs. Mike moved to South Carolina in 2011 after being accepted by USC's anthropology graduate program and received a Master's degree in anthropology in 2013 for the research he conducted in Guatemala with Q'eqchi' Maya communities. At PASOs, Mike is the Director of Capacity Building where his tasks entail strengthening existing partnerships with local and statewide organizations while expanding networks to better address the needs of the Latino populations in SC and beyond. Mike is also a beekeeper, singer of a rock band, and was the Okra Eating Champion of Irmo, SC for 6 years in a row 2011-2016.

Cost:

In celebration of SCACED's 25th anniversary, SCACED is offering a discount for each additional ticket purchased.

SCACED Members: $75 ($25 each additional SCACED Member)

Non-SCACED Members: $150 ($50 each additional Non-SCACED Member)

SCACED members receive discounted tickets to CDI education programs. Interested in membership? Visit scaced.org/member-benefits.

Community Development Institute (CDI):

CDI is an initiative of SCACED which offers professional organizations and their staff an opportunity to build skills, learn from peers and connect to existing state, regional and national resources. We offer structured training sessions throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics. Learn more

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