Building stronger communities so that each child has what they need to succeed requires not only an understanding of the existing conditions, but the ability to build alliances with diverse members of the community—government, community-based organizations, corporations and Latino leaders, etc. NLCI has an eighteen year proven track record in bringing people together to work on specific issues and helping to create a better future for all children.
In order to find what works in the Latino community, NLCI conducts focus groups, summit and public forums to gather information about policies and best practices that impact the lives of young Latinos. The resulting research enriches other bodies of knowledge with anecdotes grounded in real-life experiences. This approach offers exceptional insight into the cultural issues of the Latino community and creates ownership, alliances and buy-in among participants.
Our commitment to building partnership with NLCI Promesa organizations, the alliances it has built around the country, and the coalitions of El Día de los Niños committees, coupled with our corporate partners, provides a sound base for ensuring that all new initiatives can be integrated into any community serving children. Many programs were created as a result of this commitment and others will come as needs and funding are identified.