Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
Erika is the Executive Director of JUNTOS. Zac is a community Organizer with JUNTOS. JUNTOS combines literacy education, leadership development and community organizing to help Latino immigrants develop the necessary tools to advance economically, integrate into the social fabric of the city, and become active participants in civic life. The bulk of the work of JUNTOS involves formal and informal leadership development, community organizing, service linkages, and focused collaborations with other community-based organizations. JUNTOS remains one of the only organizations in South Philadelphia who welcome and encourage the immigrant community’s input and include the constituency in decision-making. Erika and Zac’s topic for discussion will be, “The Latino Immigrant Community in South Philadelphia: Building a movement for human rights”.