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Mayor Bowser Announces FY2022 Latino Community Development Grant Awards

Friday, October 22, 2021
As Part of DC Values Week, the Mayor’s Office Of Community Affairs to Host Open House on Saturday, October 23

(Washington DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) are proud to announce that a combined $1.2 million in grant funding has been awarded to 71 community-based organizations through the FY22 Latino Community Development Grant Program that serves Washington, DC’s Latino residents.

“Washington, DC is stronger because of the diversity of our community – including a growing and vibrant Latino population,” said Mayor Bowser. “We look forward to partnering with these community organizations on a robust and equitable recovery that gives more residents a fair shot.”

For the FY22 Community Grant Program, grantees were selected based on the degree to which they target their efforts to serve DC’s Latino community by eliminating barriers to services in the areas of education, health and wellness, public safety, jobs and economic development, civic engagement, youth engagement, and arts and the creative economy.

The following organizations and programs will receive funding for the Latino Community Development Grant FY22:

826DC “Writing Education & Publications Opportunities”

Accessibility Inc. “Community CPR/FA/AED for LATINO Community in Washington DC”

An Open Book Foundation. “New and Emerging Artists of Color Program”

Asylum Works (formally Asylum Seeker Assistance Project) “Direct Services for Latinx Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Immigrants”

Ayuda “Ayuda's Immigration Legal Rapid Services Program”

Bancroft Elementary PTO. “Saturday Academy at Bancroft”

Barbara Chambers “The Before and After School Program and Little School for parents (La Escuelita de los Padres)”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area “Hermanos y Hermanas Mayores”

Black Greek Poets “Diaspora Café D.C”

Bread for the City “BFC's Latino Access to Healthcare Project”

Capital Area Assets Builders “DC Ahorra y Prospera Campaign”

Capital Partners for Education “Bridging the Networking Gap: Boosting Latino Student Family and Mento Engagement”

CARECEN “Citizenship in Action”

Casa Ruby “Tu Ticket de Trabajo”

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc. “Pre-Apprenticeship Green Construction”

City Blossoms “Early Growers Program”

Collaborative Solutions “Soccer Youth Diversion Program”

Columbia Heights Day Initiative DBA District Bridges “Más Negocios Latinos se unen al Mundo Digital - More Latino Businesses join the Digital World”

Communities in Schools of the Nation's Capital Communities in Schools “Improving Attendance & Achievement for Cardozo’s Latino Students”

DC Affordable Law Firm “Legal Services for Modest-Mean Latinx DC Residents”

DC Bilingual Public Charter School “DC Bilingual's Community Kitchen Program”

DC SCORES “DC SCORES: Ciudad Unidad”

Dialogue on Diversity “Latino Interchange in a World of Diversity”

Following Francis “Francis on the Hill”

GALA Inc Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos “Stages for Learning: Escenarios para la comunidad”

Go Global LLC “Your Money Story: Financial Literacy and Storytelling Masterclass”

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation “Small Business Technical Assistance SBTA”

HOLA CULTURA HOLA CULTURA: “Educating, supporting, and promoting the DC Latino community in times of COVID-19 and Beyond”

Horizons Greater Washington “Horizons Greater Washington Summer Program"

Housing Counseling Services “Homelessness Prevention and Homeownership Program Targeting Latino Residents of the District of Columbia”

Jubilee Housing “Financial Empowerment for Latino Residents”

Jubilee JumpStart “Dual Language Early Childhood Education Program for Latinx Families in DC”

Junior Tennis Champions Center “Game On"

Kid Power, Inc “Kid Power’s Academic, Health, and Civic Program for Latino Youth”

La Clinica del Pueblo “Integrated Health Services for Latinos”

Latin American Youth Center “LAYC Tiger Scholars Program”

Latino Economic Development Corporation of Washington DC. “Affordable Housing Preservation for Latinos”

Latino Student Fund “Post-Secondary Success Program”

Legal Counsel for the Elderly (AARP) “Protegiendo a Nuestros Abuelitos: DC Latino Elder”

Mary's Center “Mary's Center Teen Program”

Mi Casa Inc “Tenant Purchase and Capacity-Building Program”

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet Inc. “Bilingual Youth Dance Education in Ward 4 Public Schools”

Multicultural Career Intern Program “Family and Community Engagement Program at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC)”

Multicultural Community Service “FY21 Linguist Training & Civic Engagement Seminars”

My Sister's Place, Inc “My Sister's Place”

National Hispanic Council on Aging (Casa Iris) “Achieving health and wellness for Washington DC Latinos through social connections”

NCS Systems, Inc “Reinvention: Recovering from the COVID-19 Crisis: Education, Workforce Development and Health and Wellness”

One Common Unity, Inc. “Fly by Light”

Open Goal Project “Open Goal Project - Futbol Fitness”

PEN/Faulkner Foundation “Nuestra Voz”

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities “Empowering Families in Transition and Connecting Communities”

Reading Partners “Reading Partners One-On-One Literacy Tutoring”

Salvadoran Cultural Institute/Casa de la Cultura El Salvador “Building Cultural Ties Sister Cities DC and San Salvador”

San Miguel School “San Miguel School Graduate Support Program: Investing in Futures”

Special Olympics District of Columbia, Inc. “Special Olympics DC Unified Champion Schools”

Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment, Inc. “Crisis Intervention Services for Latinx Survivors of Domestic Violence”

Teatro de la Luna “Virtual Bilingual Artistic Workshops for All”

The Dance Institute of Washington “DIW’s Equitable, Holistic Dance Education (School of Dance) and Supportive Child/Youth Development Services for DC's Latino Community.”

The Family Place “Wrap-Around Support Services”

The Family Place Public Charter School “Literacy and Employment Opportunities Program”

The Washington Ballet “Dance DC at Bruce Monroe Elementary”

Thrive DC “Daily Bread/Daily Needs (DBDN)”

Trabajadores Unidos de Washington DC “Day Laborer Education Service Program”

University Legal Services “Culturally Competent Housing Counseling”

Uptown Community Initiative “Uptown: Thriving Corridors”

Vida Senior Center “Strengthening Vida's Mental Health Capacity”

Washington English Center “English Language and Workforce Development Programs”

Washington Urban Debate League Inc. “WUDL Program Expansion”

Words Beats and Life Inc “Words Beats & Life Academy (Columbia Heights)”

Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Washington “YMCA DC Youth & Government”

Young Playwrights' Theater, Inc. “Young Playwrights' Theater FY21 Arts Education Programming”

On Saturday, October 23, at 11 am Mayor Bowser and the Mayor’s Office on Community Affairs (MOCA) will host an Open House Meet & Greet. The Open House, which will be at the Reeves Center, will give residents an opportunity to learn more about the 12 constituent offices within MOCA and the services and resources they provide.