Pasadena Latino Coalition seeks social justice and fair representation for the Latino community.
In 2011, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) convened a coalition of Pasadena organizations that serve the community, thus the PLC came to be. The Coalition represented organizations serving Latinos. It has been meeting four to six times per month for over a year to move PLC’s strategy forward.
PLC’s goal is to address the Latino disparity in education, employment, health and housing that exists in the city of Pasadena and to empower the immigrant community. In this diverse city, every third person in Pasadena identifies as a Latino. The range of education, experience, and political party can be as varied as their linguistic ability in either English or Spanish. What is very obvious, however, is that Latinos are not well represented in elected or appointed office, thus the Latino community is disempowered in Pasadena. PLC’s strategy is to work as a coalition of non-profit organizations serving the Latino community, to inform our constituents about the resources that are available to them; their rights to be heard in the public policy debate; and advocate on their behalf for policy change in education, jobs and housing.
Who we are
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena-CHAPCare
Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education
Jericho Road Pasadena
Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center
National Hispanic Media Coalition
Office for Creative Connections/All Saints Church
Peace Over Violence
Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley