Latin American Coalition

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
José Hernández-Paris, Executive Director
Edwin Gil, CDO
Primary Contact Name
Jose Hernandez-Paris
Main Address

Latin American Coalition
4938 Central Ave
Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28205
United States

What We Do

La Coalición is an immigrant rights organization that is pioneering a model for 21st century democracy building and inclusive community engagement in North Carolina -- a region that has never before experienced such dramatic demographic shifts We have developed a multifaceted approach to promote justice and equity called Social Service to Social Action, a strategy that traces an intentional path through direct service intervention, integration support, alliance building, institution and systems change – all building toward meaningful culture and policy change. Through Social Service to Social Action we seek to: - Address the root causes of structural exclusion and promote constructive solutions that support inclusive and equitable policies & practices - Support grassroots mobilization and engage the traditionally disenfranchised to be advocates for themselves and their families - Build alliances -- with the usual and uncommon allies -- to increase our collective understanding of and our capacity to address the social justice issues in our world WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Since the beginning of 2022 we have been receiving an unprecedented number of immigrant families coming straight from detention centers in Texas. They are arriving without a single dime in their pockets, only with the clothes they are wearing, and no shelter or place to stay. From May to August 3rd, we have assisted over 1,430 individuals, 531 of those children. We need your help!!! We are in dire need of critical items such as baby formula, food, cooking pots, personal hygiene items, and temporary shelter. The most direct way to help the families is to provide some temporary financial assistance through gift cards that they can use until we can assist in their integration to our community. Please donate what you can. We are a registered 501c3 organization with 32 years of work with immigrant families. We will keep providing the wrap-around services and work with partners to address this challenge. Please see the link: to hear the story of one of the families we helped with our partners at the Venezuelan Alliance in Charlotte. COPY AND PASTE IN A NEW WINDOW TO DONATE:

Interesting Info
  • We empower the Charlotte region’s Latino immigrant community through victim assistance, integration support, education and our Immigration Legal Center
  • We provided direct crisis assistance, legal aid and employment services to over 6,000 Latinos and immigrants over the last fiscal year.
  • We create welcoming spaces for people of diverse backgrounds to come together through five annual cultural events that promote cooperation and respect.
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