Nominated by Sue Driscoll with United Way of East Central Iowa
Tell us a little about the volunteer: LEN has provided volunteers, hours, and support to several YPN programs. LEN volunteers consistently contributed time to our Lunch & Literacy program, STEM program, Juntos education and asset building for Latino families and children, and facilitated the Latino Dads group. Members of LEN serve on our Latino Advisory Committee to provide support to the Latino community in Cedar Rapids. They volunteered with our backpack giveaway and contributed gifts to make our holiday event a success.
What is the primary (one or two) organization(s) they serve? Young Parents Network
Why does this volunteer deserve to be recognized with a 50 Faces of Volunteers spotlight? This group of volunteers provides mentoring, education to Latinos in Spanish, and advocates for more support for the Latino community. Through their service at YPN, they helped to distribute backpacks to hundreds of children, provided STEM education to 10-15 children monthly in 2016, and read to dozens of children through Lunch & Literacy. Their advocacy for more programs through our Latino Advisory Committee will continue to impact Latino families for years.
LEN worked closely with YPN to pilot the Juntos program with Latino families, students, and children. They have provided vital support by contributing time, funds, and having several of their members trained in the program so they can directly implement the programs that Juntos has to offer.
Tell us about a great volunteer! We would love to recognize them as one of our “50 Faces of Volunteers.” Volunteer Iowa selects one nomination to feature every other Wednesday.
Nominating is easy! You’ll submit a short paragraph or two about the volunteer(s) and their experience. The who/what/where/when (or for how long) and, most importantly, the why of their volunteer cause. We have provided some questions to prompt responses. It’s also strong requested that you submit a photo with your nomination. This is a great opportunity to help showcase a dedicated volunteer or volunteer group in your community!
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