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:
See our Theory of Change here