On September 20th, over 600 people came out to support Latino Network at their annual Noche Bella event. One of the stories featured was the Juntos Aprendemos program, which prepares children and their families for success in kindergarten. The program started in 2003, and has now scaled to 14 programs in the Portland Metro area and piloted the program in Central Oregon. Learn more about the program and its growth here.
SVP Portland’s Lead Partner, Holly Levow, has played a crucial role in creating a successful partnership with Latino Network and was honored at the event. “I am very honored to be an advocate and know that when we lift up every member of our community we truly thrive,” she said. Holly has served as Lead Partner for Latino Network since 2014. Under her leadership, SVP has been able to help Latino Network’s annual operating budget grow from $1.3 million in 2013 to $9.1 million today! $1.83 million of that goes directly to their early childhood education budget, and we are proud to see Juntos expanding statewide!