About Club Latino
Club Latino is committed to our community and our activities go beyond promoting education. Club Latino has been the helping hands in North West Seasonal Farm Workers by assisting them with such events as Halloween Parties, food drives and canvassing. Club Latino has aided Southern Oregon University’s Latino Student Union (LSU) with the Vagina Monologues and Providence Hospital’s events directed to the Latino community.
Many organizations and community members have helped make these events possible. The Anna May Family and the Laz Ayala Foundations have made generous donations. Also, the active participation in the organization and the carrying out of these events has been possible thanks to enthusiastic people from Providence Hospital, Jackson County School District representatives such as ESL teachers, Hispanic personnel from the Medford Police Department and the Oregon Employment Department, cultural Diversity task Force, RCC Office of Diversity, and the TRIO Rogue Educational Opportunity Programs among others. Throughout the year Club Latino also carries out fundraising drives like dances and car washes to help with the funding in keeping Club Latino alive and running.
Many Club Latino members have been and are currently involved in other programs that also promote education such as RCC’s Oregon Leadership Institute (OLI), Kids Unlimited, Listo program, Academia Latina, and Hispanic Academic Outreach (HAO). Club Latino members are also encouraged to improve their leadership abilities, effective communication skills, education of other minority groups, and training on running groups, clubs and offices by attending In-State conferences. Club Latino also focuses on promoting cultural activities such as Día de los Muertos and Cinco de Mayo.
“The future depends on what we do in the present” – Mahatma Gandhi