TURNO, in collaboration with Anahuac from Capaces Leadership institute and in association with Mexico’s Institute of Cinematography IMCINE, presents monthly showings of movies and documentaries to celebrate our culture and expose the power of who we are and where we come from with indigenous and afro-descendent storytelling and cinema.
Juntos Para Una Mejor Educación Program (Together for a Better Education) is an OSU Extension Open Campus Program that empowers Latin students and families around education. We provided a six-week series of workshops to engage our youth and their families in pursuing high school graduation and higher education enrollment.
Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS) works towards youth’s educational, cultural, and political development through leadership development and grassroots organizing while fighting against institutional oppression. Our youth participated in LUS’ summer workshops and learned from other youth about pressing issues affecting our communities.
We host weekly two-hour after school sessions at Capaces Leadership Institute. Our sessions are centered on our values; youth get to explore their cultural identities, learn about their roots and ancestors, find worthy community involvement and volunteering opportunities, and find academic support from peers and mentors, allowing them to draft a plan for high school completion and beyond.
We plan educational and engaging field trips all over the state of Oregon to foster relationship-building, inspire new ideas, and reward our youth’s participation and engagement.