La Paz’s Community Education & Engagement programs promote wholistic health, education, personal growth and cultural awareness.
With small, focused wellness classes, language exchanges, and community building, all different types of individuals are brought together to propel our Latinx community forward.
WHAT IS A PROMOTORA?
Promotoras Comunitarias (Community Educators) are community members that La Paz has empowered through leadership positions and appropriate training to serve as a bridge between service providers and Latinxs who lack these services.
Our Promotoras model has improved the quality and access to healthcare in our area tenfold thanks to our health workers and our wellness partners.
We’re conscious of the importance of effective communication in our lives. We collaborate with community agencies to offer introductory-level ESL classes to participants who fit the criteria.
Language acquisition is much more effective when a person interacts with native speakers. Our Intercambio program cultivates an environment where people can share their own culture while practicing their learned language. (Currently only available for English + Spanish native speakers/learners)
With the absence of supportive environments, some types of stress have long-term effects on the health and wellness of an individual. Because of this, our mission with our Entre Nosotras programs is to cultivate supportive relationships in an environment that is culturally and linguistically relevant to the Latinx community we serve.
The focus of Cafecito Entre Nosotras is to provide a safe space for Latinx women to share with, celebrate, and support each other.
Entre Nosotras skills classes have a goal of providing necessary knowledge and skills to Latinx women that will be able to serve them in the future to provide a source of income for themselves, encouraging them towards self-sufficiency.
A strong and sustainable society depends on the wellness of its members. We provide programs and connect families to resources that motivate them to adopt habits with positive effects on their overall health.
Prenatal Classes w/ Catholic Charities (periodic)
L.E.A.N. (class availability is determined by demand)
Healthy Cooking (class availability determined by demand)
Eating Smart, Moving More (in partnership with UT Extension)
Active Outings (hiking, outdoor classes, walking groups)
CLASS HOURS AND DAYS
VARY PER SEMESTER.
INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH OUR COMMUNITY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A SERVICE OR CLASS TO THE LATINX COMMUNITY?