Huntingburg, IN - September 15, 2023 - In a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 15th, the ALASI Resource Center officially opened its doors to the public, marking a significant milestone in serving and connecting the Latino population in southern Indiana. The celebration also marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. The center is located at 511 E 4th Street, Suite 110, just across from City Hall in downtown Huntingburg, Indiana.
The ALASI Resource Center aims to connect the community with essential resources such as housing, medical care services, ESL classes, immigration guidance, and much more. It is currently open twice a week by appointment only and operated by dedicated volunteers who serve on the ALASI Board. There are strategic plans in place to elevate its impact by appointing an executive director and assistant as full-time staff in the future.
The Association of Latin Americans in Southern Indiana (ALASI) was created to better serve the needs of the Latino community in the region. Their mission is to remove barriers to access for the Latino population and expand cultural competency by providing education and resources that sustain systems of equity. They do this through celebrating culture, building partnerships, and developing resources to create a thriving community.
Partnerships built with ALASI include OFS and the Menke Foundation, who are also two of the founding organizations of the ALASI Resource Center. Notably, Jonnathan Macias, HR/Safety Coordinator and DEI committee member at OFS, played a crucial role in connecting these organizations through his leadership as an ALASI board member.
The ALASI Resource Center's opening marks not only a physical space but a profound commitment to fostering unity, cultural understanding, and community prosperity in Downtown Huntingburg.
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The Asociación Latinoamericana del Sur de Indiana (ALASI) is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to remove barriers to access for the Latino population and expand cultural competency by providing education and resources that sustain systems of equity through celebrating culture, building partnerships, and developing resources to create a thriving community. We offer a wide range of programs and services designed to meet the needs of the Latin American community in Southern Indiana. These include educational programs, cultural events like the Latino Culture Fest, community outreach initiatives, and more. Our organization is dedicated to creating an equitable and culturally competent Dubois County. We believe that by working together, we can build a brighter future for all. For more information about ALASI, please visit our website at www.alasiindiana.com, follow our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ALASI.IN or contact us at email@example.com.
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