Published September 15, 2021 at 8:44pm.
Curated by Roselle Tenorio.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins in mid-September, and what better way to celebrate than to give to a Latinx-led organization? North Texas Giving Day, an online giving event for nonprofits, happens to fall during Hispanic Heritage Month so we have gathered our favorite Latinx-led nonprofit’s giving pages. Leaders like Olga Martinez of Bachman Lake Together, and Florencia Velasco of the Concilio, represent communities they serve and contribute to building a more equitable Dallas. Our city is now majority Hispanic but we still have room to grow as we support Latinx led nonprofits. Check out the list below to learn more and give.
The mission of Junior Players is to encourage intellectual growth, mental well-being and the development of life skills in youth through mentoring, creative expression, and participation in the fine arts.
ROSAesROJO makes wellness and prevention accessible for the high-risk cancer population of Hispanic women in North Texas, by educating them on the topics of nutrition, physical activity, emotional health, and positive thinking, using Spanish and culturally relevant content.
Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT) promotes the advancement of women in public, corporate and civic life. In 1989, the HWNT Dallas Chapter developed the Latinas in Progress(c) (“LIP”) Education Seminar Series (ESS), designed to engage and encourage young women in high school to explore higher education through mentorship and learning experiences that provide information and access to opportunity, financial resources and exposure to university life.
ImmSchools is an immigrant-led nonprofit organization that partners with educators and community leaders to ensure safe and inclusive schools for undocumented and mixed-status students and their families.
SER Jobs For Progress
SER National’s mission is to formulate, advocate, and implement initiatives that will result in the increased development and utilization of America’s human resources, with emphasis on the needs of Hispanics, in the areas of education, training, literacy, employment, affordable housing, business, and economic opportunity. SER’s vision is to enable underserved populations to fully participate in the socioeconomic mainstream, thereby achieving equal access and parity in all aspects of American society.
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic proudly provide quality care to all people, creating a safe, affordable, and accessible healthcare experience. From the most precious newborns to the wisest grandparents, and all family members in between, Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic has been keeping thousands of families healthy today so that North Texas can prosper from a healthier tomorrow.
Cara Mia Theatre
Founded in 1996, Cara Mía Theatre inspires and engages people to uplift their communities through transformative Latinx theatre, multicultural youth arts experiences and community action.
AVANCE creates pathways to economic mobility for predominately Latino families through high quality, culturally responsive, two-generation programming that ensures school-readiness for young children and opportunities for parents to build social and economic capital.
Arttitude is a nonprofit organization that creates and supports platforms for LGBTQ+ people to represent their multiple and diverse identities, histories, and communities with the goal of inciting positive change and equality for all through the arts.
CoAct is a non-profit community design studio that develops creative and inclusive solutions to address the pressing challenges our communities face and equip our partners with the knowledge, capacity, and support systems to aid in creating lasting impact.
Bachman Lake Together
Bachman Lake Together exists to unite the Bachman Lake community to fully prepare children for kindergarten—academically, socially and emotionally—so they can thrive in school and in life. They focus on kindergarten-readiness because of its impact on education, income and health outcomes. They use a strengths-focused lens, viewing Spanish language and Hispanic cultural values as an asset and partnering with families to drive change.
Lonestar Parity Project
Lone Star Parity Project is advancing women+ in Texas politics by amplifying voices and magnifying research. Starting in the largest and most diverse battleground state, they are building a grassroots coalition and creating a blueprint for other states to follow.
Con Mi Madre
Con Mi MADRE is a two-generation non-profit that empowers young Latinas and their mothers through education and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education. Con Mi MADRE translates to “with my mother,” which exemplifies the unique element of our programming that intentionally engages mothers in their daughter’s educational journey from 6th grade through college graduation.
Los Primos guide and motivate young people to become college, career, and life ready by providing them with the skills to develop self efficacy, a growth mindset, and a commitment to service. Primos is a mentoring organization that pairs young Latino students with Latino professionals in the southern sector of Dallas. Los Primos primarily serves students in the Pleasant Grove area in zip codes 75217 and 75227.
Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico
Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico is committed to creating a dynamic and nurturing educational environment for the community of Dallas. They believe that every child deserves an opportunity and holds potential to achieve greatness through education. Our outreach programs help students who may not have financial means to strengthen their academic performance by motivating them to think, learn, and express themselves through dance. Students receive training from professional maestros and choreographers which gives them the opportunity to perform throughout the metroplex, building self-esteem, confidence, and cultural awareness. ANMBF is committed to building a better future for Dallas youth.
Pasos for Oak Cliff
Our mission is to improve educational inequities, civic awareness, & provide new stylish and high quality shoes for students in need. Since Pasos’ inception, the organization has grown to providing 600+ new shoes for students all over Dallas & Austin, $5,000 worth of scholarships for seniors in title 1 high schools, organizing community events, and civic awareness.
Shared Housing Center
Shared Housing Center offers housing stability with supportive services, focusing on economic independence, vocational advancement and academic achievement. They serve non-traditional families and individuals, including women with children, grandparents raising grandchildren and returning female veterans.
Professional Opportunity Connection for All
POCA is dedicated to creating connections for everyone to grow their skills and providing a network of support along with resources for their professional journeys. They provide networking, professional tools, and knowledge to empower community members in their businesses to impact generational wealth!
The mission of Jubilee is to be a catalyst for comprehensive community revitalization and enrichment in Southeast Dallas. Jubilee works to address immediate needs while engaging in long-term, community-driven efforts to combat longstanding inequities in Southeast Dallas. Jubilee improves lives and strengthens community through five key pillars of impact: Safety, Health, Housing, Education & Workforce and Opportunity. Its 10-acre campus serves more than 2,000 individuals per year across multiple generations. With services ranging from prenatal care to senior health clinics and from housing programs to tutoring, Jubilee is proud to serve as a model for community revitalization through a comprehensive continuum of services.
Teatro Dallas recognizes the power of theater to foster understanding of both cultural differences and similarities. Teatro Dallas strives to promote a sense of community while celebrating our diverse traditions through high-quality, artistic presentations for all audiences, especially those who are under-represented in the arts.
Readers 2 Leaders
Readers 2 Leaders’ mission is to develop and grow the reading skills of underserved Dallas children ages 3-12 so that they succeed in school and graduate prepared to live productive lives. Readers 2 Leaders opened its doors in 2011 with the mission to develop and grow the reading skills of underserved Dallas children ages 3-12 so they succeed in school and graduate prepared to live productive lives.
The Concilio partners with Latino and other diverse families as they create a stronger future for themselves and future generations. Latino families are ready for opportunity. They bring rich and diverse contributions to our community that will only grow with greater inclusion and opportunity. But, many face barriers to achieving their dreams for their future and our region’s. Our cultural competency in the Hispanic community, paired with a personal, grassroots approach, allows us to unlock opportunities for and gain the trust of traditionally hard-to-reach, low-income populations.