The Latin American Coalition is an immigrant rights organization that is pioneering a model for 21st century democracy building and inclusive community engagement in North Carolina -- a region that has never before experienced such dramatic demographic shifts.
We have developed a multifaceted approach to promote justice and equity called Social Service to Social Action, a strategy that traces an intentional path through direct service intervention, integration support, alliance building, institution and systems change – all building toward meaningful culture and policy change.
Through Social Service to Social Action we seek to:
- Address the root causes of structural exclusion and promote constructive solutions that support inclusive and equitable policies & practices,
- Support grassroots mobilization and engage the traditionally disenfranchised to be advocates for themselves and their families, and
- Build alliances -- with the usual and uncommon allies -- to increase our collective understanding of and our capacity to address the social justice issues in our world.
By the Numbers
Our Immigrant Welcome Center - the only such space in the region - provided emergency intervention services for 1,040 immigrant families in crisis and victims of exploitation, and provided integration support and classes to more than 1,631 newcomers.
Our Immigration Law Clinic provided free or low-cost legal services to more than 520 immigrant families including full representation in over 113 cases.
Our Policy & Advocacy work helped stop 19 explicitly anti-immigrant pieces of legislation in the North Carolina State Assembly.