Latino Family Center
The Latino Family Center and the YWCA have had a strong
partnership over the past years in a variety of capacities. The
Latino Family Center staff became a part of the YWCA on October
1, 2013. The following programs continued to be offered.
Hermanas / Hermanos - This program offers middle and high
school girls and boys mentoring services to build healthy
self-esteem through personal and social skill development with
emphasis on academic pride, personal responsibility, leadership
development and community service.
Both of these
programs have goals to impact improved academic performance,
pregnancy prevention and gang prevention. Parenting skills and
guidance are also provided to parents of the Latino community to
strengthen family communication and understanding.
Pueblo - A community access program that provides information to
adults regarding community resources. The staff also provides
interpretation and translation services, and is available to
offer transportation to clients when needed. In addition, YWCA
has a bilingual licensed notary public.
- The LEAD (Latinos En Accion y Desarollo) Academy is a 10 month
program to build leadership within the Latino Community.
The academy has laid the groundwork for nurturing
leadership among the Latinos in the High Point community.
It has empowered and developed skills for its
participants to start building relationships with decision
makers, such as the Chief of Police, Human Relations Department
of High Point, and Housing Authority of High Point.
LEAD Academy has instilled the necessary confidence for leaders
to speak up in press conferences and advocate in institutions
that affect their daily lives such as, schools, workplace, and