La Conexion programs focus on capacity building, immigrant integration, and social change. We offer a wide variety of services, educational opportunities, and advocacy programs both for the Latinx community and to help build bridges between our community and local residents, business, agencies, and organizations. For updated information on any of these programs, reach us through phone or email. For a listing of upcoming events, news, and other updates, visit our Facebook page.
ADULT CAPACITY BUILDING
Strengthening Our Community: Our Latinx Capacity and
Leadership Development program aims to increase our
ability to organize, advocate, and achieve collective well-being.
English as a Second Language and Citizenship Classes: Community classes offered free of charge twice a week. Opened to any recent immigrant in need of these classes.
Workshops by demand on developing small businesses, Spanish Computer Classes, building credit, helping your children to
access college, etc.
YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Nuestros Niños El Futuro (Our Children The Future) program
include tutoring, academic support, English as a Second Language (ESL), and mentoring for Latinx and immigrant children.
A leer! Building Libraries in Latinx Homes: Through donations from WC Public Library, and Grounds for Thought, we seek to increase reading access and proficiency among our youth.
Collaborating with local schools: We are continuing to build partnerships with local schools and programs to help parents better support their children's education.
For additional details on any of our programs, including current schedules, volunteer opportunities, donations, or general information, please contact us by phone or email.
We work to assist the community in identifying solutions to a
variety of daily challenges. This might include helping with translations/interpretations, school registrations, career searches, locating and accessing resources, and referrals to local agencies and organizations.
BUILDING COMMUNITY & VISIBILITY
Bienvenidos - a welcoming event for seasonal farm workers
Book Fiesta - Celebrating Latinx children literature. In collaboration with the Wood County District Public Library.
Conociendonos - Latinx unity gathering to meet and greet others
in the Latinx community
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - a celebration to share Latinx culture and traditions with the community
Arts and Culture
We hold a variety of events centered around Latinx Art & Culture. Events in the past have included a “Day of the Dead” theatrical and musical performance, showcases highlighting Latinx artists at the Bowling Green Art Walk, and the Virgin of Guadalupe event in collaboration with St. Aloysius Catholic Parish.
The latest calendar of upcoming events can be found on
our facebook page.
We work to create positive change on important issues facing Latinxs. These have included access to education, immigration, language access, police-community relations, transportation, and other issues of concern.
We also hold events to help educate the broader community on
these issues and to bring relevant information to Latinxs. These include Know Your Rights seminars, community discussion forums, and presentations at conferences and classes.
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
We fight for the right to legal residency for all recent immigrants! The La Conexión Immigrant Rights Program is a three-pronged effort to:
Build power at the base by educating, informing and organizing the immigrant community;
Build solidarity structures to support the immigrant community;
Work for policy and institutional change to create welcoming, safe and inclusive communities.
See more in our tab about the Northwest Ohio Immigrant Rights Network.
SERVICES FOR OUTSIDE AGENCIES & INSTITUTIONS
We offer translation and interpretation services to area agencies, private businesses, and institutions. Contact us to find out more
and for our current fees.
Outreach services are also provided for The Cocoon to increase awareness and access of Latinx families to domestic violence
and sexual assault services. If you or a person you know is in need of domestic violence or sexual assault services, please contact us or The Cocoon immediately.
INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH US? We are always looking
for organizations, agencies, and institutions to partner with to help better reach the Latinx community. If you have a need or an idea
not mentioned here, contact us to see if we can help you better
serve the needs of our community.