The mission of Creciendo Juntos is to provide a platform for the voices, needs and wants of the Latinx community in Charlottesville and surrounding counties through education and leadership development. As agents of advocacy and equity, our volunteer network of individuals and organizations strive to strengthen Central Virginia by ensuring that all Latinx individuals have access to the opportunities they need to become resilient leaders in our community.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, we asked our community to let us know what ways they feel CJ (Creciendo Juntos) has given to them by completing this sentence "CJ has given me_________" here's what they said:
"CJ has given me a sense of belonging. CJ has given me support where I need it. CJ has given me unique opportunities"
-Sara Luna, Latinx Leadership Group and CHISPA participant.
“Creciendo Juntos me ha dado un espacio para conectar con otras personas de mi cultura y así sentirme orgullosa de mis raíces. Un ambiente seguro para colaborar para apoyarnos a seguir adelante e involucrar más a los jóvenes a ser participantes activos de la sociedad.”
-Monica Luna, Latinx Leadership Group and Latinx Steering Committee participant.
“CJ has given me community. CJ has given me empowerment. CJ has given me a support system”
-Melania Saravia, Latinx Leadership Group and CHISPA participant
"Creciendo Juntos has given me many opportunities and open up doors in my career. I've gained many skills and knowledge, I'm grateful for their presence in our community."
-Elizabeth Valtierra, Latinx Leadership Group participant and Creciendo Juntos Intern.
“CJ has given me hope to help guide my two Latina daughters into becoming successful leaders”
-Pilar Valtierra, Latinx Leadership Group and Education Work Group participant.
“CJ has given me equality”
-Alexandra Maldonado, Latinx Leadership Group participant.
“Creciendo Juntos has given me hope for creating an inclusive community ”
-Nick Smith, CJ Education workgroup participant
These words are the reason we do what we do! We are so grateful and feel so lucky to collaborate and build meaningful relationships with our community!
We hope you will consider supporting us in continuing to give to our community! Our goal is to raise $2,500 by December 3rd, 2019 (Giving Tuesday!)
Please help us reach our goal (or surpass it!) by donating, and or sharing with your network!