La Luz Middle was awarded the 2020 Neighborhood Champion of the North Bay and acquired a grant of $50,000 by Bank of the America, the monetary establishment introduced this week.
“The Neighborhood Champion Grant acknowledges the work of La Luz Middle over 35 years and its extraordinary capability to attach and assist our Sonoma Valley Latino neighborhood,” stated Juan Hernandez, government director of La Luz. “La Luz Middle is stronger than ever”
La Luz was chosen by the bank’s philanthropic program for the nonprofit’s work within the Latino neighborhood, akin to supporting child-parent packages, financial mobility, psychological well being sources, ability constructing and different household and civic packages, based on a press launch.
“As we consider many of the challenges that our communities are facing – from the health crisis brought on by the coronavirus to the need for progress on racial equality and economic opportunity – the Neighborhood Champions program is a relevant and timely initiative to support the communities we serve,” Jason Foster, North Bay market president, Bank of America stated within the assertion. “Being a Neighborhood Champion allows companions like La Luz Middle to scale its COVID-19 Neighborhood Response Plan to instantly tackle household wants and foster financial alternative.”
The Neighborhood Champions program, which is invitation-only for nonprofits, began final 12 months and has invested $4.2 million in 84 organizations inside 42 communities. It’s an extension of the bank’s Neighborhood Builders initiative, which is the “the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country,” based on the press launch.
“We know crisis response will be the new normal for La Luz Center, addressing serious community disrupters like disease outbreaks, fires, earthquakes, and more,” Hernandez stated.
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