Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (CIMA)
CIMA connects, strengthens, and organizes communities to take action for immigrants’ rights in Western North Carolina. CIMA maintains a hotline, provides educational workshops, organizes volunteers, and coordinates rapid response systems. Founded in 2002.
Consulta tu Compa
Consulta Tu Compa provides our neighbors in Buncombe County bilingual, accessible, and meaningful support and resource referrals in times of crisis, offering assistance with navigating systemic obstacles. Consulta Tu Compa also builds people’s capacity to work through challenges while advocating for local reform and global change. Founded in 2007, expanded in 2020.
Indigenous Language Preservation Project
Mä hñäkihu: Indigenous Language Preservation Project leads efforts to strengthen the connection to the Hñähñú culture and language so that it lives on in future generations. This project engages the many Emma residents who have roots in the Hñähñú community in the Mezquital Valley of Hidalgo, Mexico. Founded in 2018.
PODER Emma Community Ownership
is a neighborhood-based organization that fights displacement through community organizing and cooperative development. This work is centered around the belief that communities have the wisdom and experience needed to create powerful collective solutions, and that cooperative development is key to creating community power and equity. Founded in 2016.
Emma – Erwin
Raíces Emma – Erwin offers cultural programming that supports the inclusion and recognition of Latinx immigrant families in the Erwin School District. Raíces After School and Summer Camp use arts and culture to build confidence and pride, with parents and community members as active leaders. Founded in 2007 as Nuestro Centro, the organization changed its name to Raíces in 2020.