Who We Are
Helping others is not a job, it is a calling
Latinas 4 Latinas is a group of Latino women who came together out of a common desire to empower the Latino community in the DC area, by helping those in need of health, education and social services. United by the calling to give back to the city that has embraced us and seen us prosper, Latinas 4 Latinas is committed to support different causes, which improve the overall wellbeing of the local Latino families.
Our group will function as a vehicle to raise funds in creative ways in order to benefit existing charity programs and organizations that serve the DC area Latino community, so they can sustain and further expand their programs.
We are also committed to instill in the younger Latino generations, the spirit of giving and serving to their own heritage community. We want to encourage our children to be active participants in programs and initiatives that not only empower and enrich our community, but also in the spirit of giving and enlightening with hope.
Latinas 4 Latinas is an initiative of the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our Story and Core Values
Where It All Began
At a Café, the path of 9 Latino women crossed to find out we all had a few things in common: love for our own heritage, compassion for those in need and a strong desire to further empower our own community. Why look elsewhere, we thought, when many of us are still struggling to make ends meet in our own backyard.
Latinas LOVE Latinas
Since Latinas share a strong affinity through our cultural heritage, when we say Latinas 4 Latinas, we mean it. Our group is committed to support programs dedicated to improve the wellbeing of the Latino mother, the daughter, the student and the professional Latina.
Raise Awareness in Younger Generations
One of Latinas 4 Latinas goals is to instill in the younger generations the sentiments of giving, volunteering and enlightening their counterparts, who many not be as privileged.
Every Single Event Counts
It is through events that we will raise funds to help established educational, social and health programs of other non-profit organizations that help empower the Latino community.
It is the alliance of Latinos that will bring prosperity to our own community.
Our cultural heritage is what makes up more more alike than different. It is this affinity that we all share that will keep us committed to the wellbeing of our own Latino community.
Enthusiasm without being contagious is only as good as keeping it to ourselves. Latinas 4 Latinas’s drive to serve is powered by a common enthusiasm to empower our own community, and we plan to make it viral.
Caring about another’s wellbeing as it were our own.
Full participation in and of the Latino community, independent of the socioeconomic status, is necessary for our community to thrive.