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Colaborativa La Milpa

ABOUT

Over the past 20 years, Latinx immigrant leaders in the Emma neighborhood have been organizing around mutual aid, community defense, and the uplift of our cultures. From these efforts a number of grassroots organizations emerged, including Nuestro Centro (now Raíces), CIMA, PODER Emma, Mä hñaki, and Consulta Tu Compa.

After years of deep collaboration, in 2018 our organizations officially united to implement a vision for greater cooperation and sustainability. Colaborativa La Milpa was established as a collective response for building capacity around fundraising, planning, evaluation, and coordinated strategic approaches.

Colaborativa La Milpa is creating a model for sharing infrastructure so more energy can go directly to our programs, and for combining efforts to avoid duplicating work. We come together to break patterns of isolation that exist on individual and organizational levels. We practice building community, being in true solidarity, and being in collaboration rather than competition. We believe that working collectively expands our impact.

We affirm that each of our organizations is stronger when all of our organizations are thriving.

Mission

Activate, build capacity, and support community-based organizations to ensure their impact and sustainability.


Vision:

Healthy, united, and flourishing communities that honor origins, identities, and power.

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Staff

Andrea Golden
Companera

Geny Hernández López
Companera

Patty Urrutia
Comunicadora

Ami Worthen
Cultivadora

Board

Paulina Mendez, Chair
Buncombe County

Sonia Kay
YWCA of Asheville

Angélica Reza-Wind
Our VOICE

 

Alikhan Salehi
AB Tech Community College

Greg Walker Wilson
Walker Wilson Consulting

 

 

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