Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Juliana Lozano, MSW, LCSWA
Primary Contact Name
Juliana Lozano
Main Address

United States

What We Do

Despierta seeks to empower and integrate newly arrived Latina immigrants to help them become self-reliant and supportive within the community. Our mission is to transform the lives of Latinas by giving them the emotional tools and life skills to find their identity and independence.


Our Vision: Every Latina has the right to feel safe, empowered, and free from injustice no matter their legal status.


Despierta is a non-profit agency founded in Charlotte, NC. It was birthed out of passion to help the Latina community thrive. Being that Latinas are a very underserved population in Charlotte, we aim to empower Latinas by providing support services that can help individuals thrive and strength families.  

 The issue that was identified when working with Latina immigrants was primarily the lack of knowledge and access to community resources due to language barriers, low education levels, poverty, lack of social support, mistrust of the community, and other cultural barriers.


Our goal at Despierta is to be place where women can acquire the proper and effective tools to become self sufficient and resilient within the community. 

Immigrants suffer specific stressors and barriers related to establishing a new life in a foreign country. Despierta believes every Latina woman, regardless of her legal status, should have the support needed to thrive in our community.

We must RISE.

Geographic Location
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Despierta Health Event
Despierta Clothing Donation
Despierta Clothing Donation
Community Resource Event