Because of supporters like you, there have been too many accomplishments and success stories to count this year. But we've boiled down our biggest and most exciting moments of 2017 for you.
The Chicas Program began its 10th year by implementing their services at 20 school sites serving more than 500 girls (Chicas began in 2008 at 3 school sites). This year, 100% of seniors in the program graduated high school and enrolled in college!
Empresas completed its "Cocinemos" Food Business Course, a pilot project, with the support of the City of Hillsboro. This 11-week course, providing training for entrepreneurs in the food industry, will continue for another year because of the success of the pilot program!
100% of children in our Preschool classes demonstrated kindergarten readiness per the Phonologoical Awareness Assessment Literacy Screening.
Because of your amazing support, we moved into our new home on Main Street in Forest Grove. Best of all, we are HALF-WAY to our $3 million goal for our Capital Campaign! Thanks to you we are one giant step closer to starting renovations on our new building. Our plans include new classrooms, a Chicas makerspace, a commercial kitchen and more!
Our Forest Grove Farmers Market and CSA had the best year to date -- over 4 thousand farmers market visitors and 200 CSA members -- providing more locally-grown produce from Latino farmers to our communities than ever before.
100% of our ESPERE (the School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation) participants showed positive behavior changes.
Together we marched for issues that matter to us and made our voices heard!
This year's Fiesta of Hope and Dia de los Muertos events were more vibrant and successful than ever before!
We spoke at conferences across the country on topics such as Latino small business development, sustainable agriculture, and our Produce RX program.