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Colaborativa La Milpa

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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 Emma-Erwin), CIMA, PODER Emma Community Ownership, and Mä hñäkihu: Indigenous Language Preservation Project.

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.

Afirmamos que cada una de nuestras organizaciones es más fuerte cuando todas nuestras organizaciones prosperan.

Misión

Activar, desarrollar capacidades y apoyar a las organizaciones comunitarias para asegurar su impacto y sostenibilidad.


Visión:

Comunidades saludables, unidas y florecientes que honran los orígenes, las identidades y el poder.

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Personal

Andrea Golden
Companera

Geny Hernández López
Companera

Patty Urrutia
Comunicadora

Ami Worthen
Cultivadora

Tablero

Paulina Mendez, Presidenta
Buncombe County

Sonia Kay
YWCA de Asheville

Angélica Reza-Wind
Nuestra VOZ

 

Alikhan Salehi
Colegio Comunitario AB Tech

Greg Walker Wilson
Walker Wilson Consulting

 

 

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