Latino/a community

SAF Rally, courtesy of Student Action with Farmworkers

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) is a Durham-based non-profit organization committed to fostering collaboration and understanding between students and farmworkers in order to promote justice in agricultural systems and equitable, safe, and dignified working conditions for farmworkers.

El Centro Hispano opens a new office in Wake County, courtesy of the News & Observer

El Centro Hispano (ECH) was founded in 1992 to advocate for and address the needs of Durham’s growing Latinx and Hispanic community. By 1997, ECH became an independent nonprofit, and in 2000, it was a partner in the opening of the first Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) in the state. ECH has grown…

"Bienvenidos" Mural, courtesy of El Futuro

“Venir acá es como estar en el desierto y llegar a tomar agua. Al venir acá, me siento renovada.”

Coming here is like being in the desert and finding water to drink. When I come here, I feel renewed.

Beautiful sign marks the site of the Latino Community Credit Union. Photo by Liz Hannah

(text in English below)

Usando un banco por primera vez y tratando de comprender las finanzas en una economía compleja pueden ser un reto para cualquiera persona. Sin embargo, para los últimos inmigrantes Latinos que no pueden hablar inglés, a menudo es insuperable. En la década de mil novecientos noventa, Latinos comenzaron a emigrar a…