Coalicion Latinoamericana

Empower Immigrant Families, Advocate for Immigrant Rights and Celebrate Latin American Culture

aka Latin American Coalition   |   Charlotte, NC   |  www.latinamericancoalition.org

Mission

The Latin American Coalition is a community of Latin Americans, immigrants, and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration, and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Jose Hernandez-Paris

Main address

4938 Central Ave Suite 101

Charlotte, NC 28205 USA

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EIN

58-1945776

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Employment Training (J22)

Immigrants' Rights (R21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

La Coalición clients of Latinos and Immigrants include many of the Charlotte areas highest-risk and highest-need, individuals and families, the majority of whom are soci-economically disadvantaged, face discrimination and barriers to equal participation in the United States.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Immigrant Welcome Center

The Immigrant Welcome Center traces an intentional path through crisis intervention, victim’s assistance, and integration support, all building toward long-term stability and full civic and economic participation in our community.

Population(s) Served

Offering affordable immigration legal assistance and low-cost representation for Charlotte’s low-income immigrant community. Any immigrant, regardless of nationality, in North Carolina and surrounding areas, earning less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, may be eligible for our services.

Cases We Take:

U visas for victims of violent crimes
VAWA petitions
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
(must have custody order in place)
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Family-based petitions
Consular processing
Naturalization
Adjustment of Status
Waivers of inadmissibility
Green card renewals and replacements
Work permit renewals

Population(s) Served

La Coalición’s Economic Mobility & Worker's Center provides immigrant job seekers with resume and workforce development training, assistance with job applications, labor rights education, and small business development. The EWC also connects employers, small business, and homeowners with immediately available workers and skilled labor for needs

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Economic Mobility & Worker's Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Economic Mobility & Worker's Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes the number of individuals who found employment form our Economic Mobility & Worker's Center job bank. Due to COVID-19, the EWC is already over 200 clients for 2020.

Number of care packages delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Immigrant Welcome Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes the supplies delivered to low-income families which include baby bundles, holiday toys, food packages throughout the year.

Number of mentors recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of mentors for the LAC GANAS program.

Number of people received immigration service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Immigrant Welcome Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes immigrant integration services provided by the Immigrant Welcome Center. Examples of some of the services include, health care referrals, basic English classes, crisis assistance

Number of people received immigrant legal service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Immigrant Legal Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric includes the number of unique clients who received services from our Immigrant Legal Center.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

La Coalición is a nationally accredited nonprofit aimed at creating a more equitable community for Latinos and immigrants. La Coalición utilizes direct services and community partners to provide services in immigrant integration, economic mobility, crisis assistance, legal services, and immigrant advocacy. Overall the goal is to promote full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic, and cultural life in our community.

La Coalición created three centers to address our community needs: Immigrant Welcome Center, Economic Mobility & Worker's Center, and the Immigrant Legal Center. The centers work in tandem to provide the various services our clients need to move forward and upward.

La Coalición is the Charlotte-Mecklenburg metropolitan area leading human services organization. All programs are held to the highest levels and standards, verified by national Latino and immigrant organizations.

For 30 years the Latin American Coalition (La Coalición) has been a leading Advocacy and Service organization for those most vulnerable in the Latino community. Besides direct services, La Coalición is a key partner to many agencies to provide effective and efficient services to move our community forward and upward.

Yearly, La Coalición serves over 4,000 families in crisis through its Immigrant Welcome Center; 1,000 families through its Immigrant Legal Center; and over 1,100 through its Economic Mobility & Worker’s Center in Mecklenburg county. In total, including its other services and cultural events, La Coalición impacts over 23,000 families is a single year.

La Coalición continually evolves to adapt to the new realities facing our community. For La Coalición innovating and evolving to meet the changing demand is what we do best, and why we will serve for another 30 years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Coalicion Latinoamericana

Board of directors
as of 07/01/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Raphael Sebastian

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/22/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.