Strengthen community and civic engagement in the Highlands of Chiapas and Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, by systematizing the visioning experience carried out over the past years and returning the analysis to local leaders and organizations implicated in the implementation and management of this process
Improve access to justice for women and girls in Mayan communities in Yucatan, Mexico, through the strengthening of a group of community promoters and by opening dialogue with community authorities on issues of justice and gender
Improve maternal health conditions in Mexico by developing a manual on best practices for documenting obstetric violence and raise awareness on the current challenges by documenting testimonies and recommendations and disseminating this information nationally and locally
“We’re giving individuals the tools they need to get into a career and then we’re engaging them into the mainframe of the community,” said Roberto Torres, executive director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Program Director Peggy Vander Meulen discusses racial equity programming with Project Coordinator Denise Evans (left) and Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (right) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (left) interacts with Keturah Bell and her son Elijah at a Strong Beginnings support group meeting for breastfeeding families in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
LINC UP’s Darel Ross attends the organization’s community food truck event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The monthly event provides access to fresh foods for more than 250 disadvantaged families in the city.