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Creciendo Juntos


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Creciendo Juntos is a collaborative of thirteen business, economic development, education, government, health, housing and human service organizations convened and facilitated by the Vision Action Network. Creciendo Juntos partners have joined forces to collectively address acute childhood poverty in the Latino community of Western Washington County.

An estimated 45,585 children and youth live in Western Washington County, 16,385 (36%) of whom are Hispanic and 17,830 (47%) of whom have family incomes below 185% of poverty. Creciendo Juntos is particularly concerned about low-income Latino children, youth and families who live in the high-poverty neighborhoods and attendance areas for six elementary schools with the greatest percentages of Hispanic children in the Forest Grove and Hillsboro School Districts; three in Forest Grove: Cornelius, Echo Shaw and Fern Hill; and three in Hillsboro: Lincoln Street, Reedville and W. L. Henry. In 2012-13, each of these elementary schools had an enrollment of 66-86% Hispanic students and a Free and Reduced Lunch eligibility of 75-85%.

The VISION of Creciendo Juntos is a thriving Western Washington county where Latino children and their families are healthy, successful in school, life and engaged in their community.

Creciendo Juntos GOALS include:

Latino Families are Stable
Latino Parents/Guardians are active in their children's education
Latino Parents/Guardians are engaged in their community


Collaborative Partners:

Adelante Mujeres
Centro Cultural of Washington County
Community Action
Forest Grove School District
Hillsboro School District
LifeWorks NW
Oregon Child Development Coalition
Worksource Portland Metro Beaverton/Hillsboro at PCC
Tuality Healthcare - ¡Salud!
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Washington County
Washington County Cooperative Library Services

See our Theory of Change here


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