Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $15,000

Based in Red Wing, serves Goodhue County. Created in 2006 to target the needs of the county’s rapidly growing Hispanic population, HOGC serves the Latinx community through support services including mental health 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 Latinx students in grades 5-12. HOGC is the only organization serving the Latinx population in this part of the state.

Grant supports enhancement of the parent engagement in the RISES program. HOGC wants to develop the skills of its parent advisory council through trainings led by a bilingual, bicultural trainer. Parents will also be part of developing the cultural curriculum component. They will help with Spanish language components and come in to present family traditions to the youth.