Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $10,000

Based in Red Wing, serves Goodhue County. Created in 2006 to target the needs of the county’s rapidly growing Hispanic population, HOGC serves Hispanics through support services, advocacy and education to ease their integration into the community while preserving their culture. HOGC operates an after-school and mentoring program called Raising Immigrant Students’ Education Success (RISES) at two Red Wing schools for Latino students in grades 5-12.

Grant supports expansion of the RISES component that serves youth in grades 5-7 by adding an extra program day to deliver the program two days per week. HOGC will expand the cultural component by developing a new curriculum of culturally specific activities. Also, RISES will create a parent advisory council that will help with cultural activities and offer an opportunity to learn skills for school advocacy.