Many cultures, one purpose: changing families, changing communities. Muchas culturas un proposito: haciendo la diferencia en las familias, haciendo la diferencia en las comunidades
Founded in 1997 as Interfaith Health Service by Rev. Dr. Damon Laaker.
Recognition: National Award, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Community Partner Award
Mission: Promote education, health and well being for Latino parents and children; provide two-way cultural exchange and learning for participants and volunteers
Programs include: Academic support, Art programs, Exercise programs, Micro-business projects, Mental Wellness, Sewing, Sporting Programs, Youth mentoring, and other services based on identified and documented needs of participants themselves
Partners include: Local nonprofits, businesses, elementary schools, universities, colleges, health providers, churches and community organizations
Volunteers include students from Creighton University, Nebraska Methodist College, The University of Nebraska Omaha, The University of Nebraska Lincoln, South High School, Bryan High School, Central High School, Creighton Prep and Marian High School
Annual Budget: $165,000; low overall budget is possible because In-Kind donations of programming spaces, office sites, technology, volunteers and internships which comprise approximately 50% of organization’s structure.
Supported by: The William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, The Lozier Foundation, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, the Sherwood Foundation, the Dunklau Foundation, the Immanuel Vision Foundation, participant and Board donations, and others