Unidos Bridging Community

 

Unidos Bridging Community (Unidos) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving Yamhill County, Oregon.  Established in 2012, it promotes the integration, participation, representation, and success of Latino individuals and families in Yamhill County while building bridges of understanding and support among Latinos and non-Latinos.

The work of Unidos is accomplished through education of community members, policy and community advocacy, immigration support, and leadership development in an environment where collaboration and relationship-building is essential.

Unidos collaborates with local or state organizations, schools, or businesses in all of its activities. We recognize that our mission will be most successful when community members get to know each other while they work together.

A dedicated group of volunteers has directed Unidos as it has grown and earned the respect of many. In 2015, Unidos hired its first part-time employee.  With an additional employee hired in 2016, Unidos was able to significantly expand its programs and work more effectively.

We’re really thankful for Chemeketa’s generosity in allowing us to share office space at Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley Campus. Several churches in Yamhill County have also shared their buildings for the benefit of citizenship classes and other Unidos programs. 

We are grateful for the support and financial assistance from our local donors:  individuals, church organizations, and businesses, including First Federal Savings and Loan.  We’re also proud and very appreciative to receive significant technical and financial assistance from two outstanding private foundations in Oregon: MRG Foundation and Oregon Community Foundation. 

Working with the communities we serve always brings new inspiration.  We welcome feedback and your perspectives.  Do you have a project that you’d like to work on with us?  Could you volunteer with us in an ongoing way or for a single event?  Might you be interested in inviting us to speak to your organization?  We’re interested in hearing your story, and how you’d like to contribute in the important work.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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