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La Paz Chattanooga Joins UnidosUS

Contact: Lily Sanchez

communications@lapazchattanooga.org

(423) 624-8414

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

LA PAZ CHATTANOOGA JOINS UNIDOSUS

 

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. -- On Feb. 8 La Paz Chattanooga joined UnidosUS as an affiliate member.

 

UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. They serve the Hispanic population throughout the country through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as program work in communities nationwide.

 

La Paz Chattanooga is part of a national network of nearly 300 affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the area of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.

 

“For decades, the reach and impact of UnidosUS’s work has been made stronger thanks to the work of our Affiliates. These are organizations that share in our mission to broaden opportunities for Latinos across the country. Through our unique partnership, we have successfully advocated for and elevated the voice of our community on critical issues,” said UnidosUS COO Sonia M. Pérez.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome these six new organizations to our national network and we look forward to working together to strengthen their already-powerful contributions to the Latino community.”

 

After 15 years in the community, the staff and board of La Paz Chattanooga felt that the organization was ready to take this step in becoming an affiliate of the organization.

 

We have gleaned so much from interacting with nonprofits, such as Conexión Americas in Nashville and know this relationship will connect us to leaders across the nation working within the Latino population,” said Stacy Johnson, Executive Director of La Paz Chattanooga.

 

Johnson also said that as the organization grows, its leadership needs to think on a larger scale as to how to positively impact Latinos across the country.

 

La Paz Chattanooga is one of six organizations that joined the affiliate network on Feb. 8. Other organizations include Adelante Mujeres, in Forest Grove, Oregon; Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, Inc., in Camden, New Jersey; Jamestown Community Center, in San Francisco, California; ORO Development Corporation, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Project Vida Health Center, in El Paso, Texas.

 

La Paz served over 5,000 individuals in 2018, and they anticipate the percentage of Latino and Hispanic individuals in Chattanooga to increase to 20% by 2020.

 

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La Paz Chattanooga is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee that promotes inclusion through advocacy and education for and on behalf of our Latinx community.