Community Engagement Project

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Since 1964, Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) has existed to serve the Latino community of the greater Holland/Zeeland area. As the population of this area of Michigan has changed, LAUP must also adapt to meet the needs of the people we serve. To accomplish this, LAUP has received a grant from The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to engage local Latino residents in conversations that will identify, prioritize, and create strategies that address obstacles impeding their efforts to be achieve success for themselves and their families.

This project began in August 2017 with a series of conversations that have helped us determine how best to collect the voice of the Latino community. The result of which is the Community Engagement Project.

This project is a two-fold approach to help us identify the areas where LAUP can maximize its efforts to help the Latino community. Members of the Latino community can be involved in two ways: The Community Engagement Survey and our series of Focus Groups.

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Learn More About Our Focus Groups!

We need your Voice! We invite you to join one of the following confidential Focus Groups to share your valuable perspective in a small group.

We need Latino residents to help us identify:
1. What does success look like for Latinos in the greater Holland/Zeeland area?
2. What are the barriers to that success?

Here are the dates, times, and locations:

Friday, March 9th, 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Engedi Church
Friday, March 9th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Nuestra Casa
Saturday, March 10th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Midtown Center
Saturday, March 10th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Midtown Center

Sign Up For Focus Group!