Racial Equity 2030

Building a Bigger Table for Latinos in the New South

Latino Community Development Center/Latino Community Credit Union

The Latino Community Development Center and Latino Community Credit Union will ensure a seat at the table for Latinos in the New South by leveraging this model of financial inclusion, civic engagement, and cultural pride.

Competition Participation
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Racial Equity 2030
Subject
Community development
Current Work Location(s):
  • North Carolina, United States
  • South Carolina, United States
  • Georgia, United States
  • Virginia, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Rural Families
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Executive Summary

Latinos are making their homes in the South at a higher rate than other parts of the country. Despite arriving in a region entrenched in structural racism while facing discrimination towards immigrants, we make our way in our new communities through hard work, commitment to family, and big dreams. Systemic barriers perpetuate severe disparities in Latino income, poverty and homeownership levels, resulting in household wealth of one-eighth that of Whites.

Latino Community Credit Union and Latino Community Development Center will ensure a seat at the table for Latinos by expanding our proven, Latino-led model of access to financial services, products, and education in two ways. First, we will expand financial products beyond the current footprint of North Carolina to South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Second, we will enhance our community assets by developing a Cultural Center, expanding civic participation, providing racial equity training to help others understand the experience of Latinos, and increasing Latino philanthropy.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Latino Community Development Center/Latino Community Credit Union

website: https://latinoccu.org/about-us/lcdc/
Organization Headquarters
North Carolina, United States
Organization ID
82-0551614
Annual Operating Budget
$10.1 to 25 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
101 to 300
Type
Non-profit

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