Building Capacity for Spanish and Chinese-Speaking Advocates
Project Status: Active
Ibero-American Action League Inc.; Sinergia Inc.; and Chinese-American Planning Council Inc.
Funding Amount: $225,000 per year
Grant Period: 10/2020 – 09/2022
WHY IS THIS NEEDED?
Research shows that community-based organizations and cultural brokers are effective partners when trying to successfully reach underserved communities. Since community-based organizations are often staffed by people who share the cultural and linguistic background of the people they serve and are located within the community, they are best suited to assist with capacity building activities. They can serve as helpful partners in determining the current needs and capacity of the Spanish and Chinese-speaking communities to engage in advocacy efforts.
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP?
During the 2-year period, the DDPC will support community-based organizations to build the capacity of Spanish and Chinese-speakers to be trained in advocacy efforts, become advocacy leaders, and engage in civic activities.