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1 Association of Mexicans in North Carolina BULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR LOCAL LATINO COMMUNITIES

2 Association of Mexicans in North Carolina Fostering the Appreciation, Understanding, and Prosperity of the Mexican and Latino Community trough Culture, Leadership, Health and Education.

3 Building collaboration  Six Chapters in North Carolina  Duplin County  Wayne County  Wilson County  Lenoir County  Pitt County  Edgecombe County

4 Building collaboration Community Projects  Visit of the Guatemalan Consul to Mt. Olive, NC and Kinston, NC Event sponsored by AMEXCAN, Mount Olive College and Lenoir Community College.  Visit of the Mexican Consul to Greenville, NC. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN, Lenoir Community College and Pitt Community College.

5 Building collaboration Community Projects  Health campaign in Duplin, Wayne, Greene, Wilson, Edgecombe, Pitt and Lenoir counties. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN, Posada Guadalupana church, and Agua Viva y Espíritu Santo church.

6 Building collaboration Community projects  Annual Community Festival in Snow Hill, NC. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN, Lenoir Community College, and Greene County Middle School.  Six consecutive years sponsoring the Raza festival for eastern North Carolina with collaborators such as Lenoir Community College, Mount Olive College, and many others

7 Building collaboration Community projects  Workshops on natural disasters in eastern North Carolina. Events sponsored by AMEXCAN and Community and Crisis, Inc.  Community Information Fair in Kinston, NC. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and Lenoir County Cooperative Extension.

8 Building collaboration Community projects  Annual Spring Festival in Greenville, NC. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and Pitt Community College. Annual Latino Festival in Wilson, NC. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and Wilson County Cooperative Extension Center.

9 Building collaboration Community Projects  Annual Latino Leadership Summit Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and East Carolina University.  Annual Latino Community Forum Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and The Eastern North Carolina Latin-American Coalition.

10 Building collaboration Community projects  Support Mexican research project to investigate the emigrant community and its families in Easter North Carolina (Licenciadas Olivia Resendiz y Blanca Ivett Vázquez). Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UNAM) in Mexico City.

11 Building collaboration Community Projects  Presentation of “Best Practices in the Integration of New Immigrants into North Carolina Communities” by Dr. David Griffith. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and East Carolina University.

12 Building collaboration  AMEXCAN and the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) travel to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to visit with legislators and nonprofit organizations to discuss their migrant communities’ problems in the U.S. Event sponsored by AMEXCAN and NALACC

13 LULAC in North Carolina Sponsored an information workshop with representatives of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). Goal; To start a LULAC Chapter with AMEXCAN in North Carolina.

14 What is LULAC? Founded in 1922, LULAC has115,000 members and is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups

15 Building collaboration  The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN), has reached out to more than 45,000 people with these programs and services during this time frame.

16 Building collaboration Recommendations  Build relationships with Local Latinos Leaders, Latino Organizations and Other Community Organizations.  Understand N.C.-U.S. Latino Lifestyles. & customs.  No “miracle or fast” solutions.

17 MUCHAS GRACIAS ¿PREGUNTAS? Juvencio Rocha Peralta Association of Mexicans in North Carolina or


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