Mission
To inspire people to work together to build a more vibrant and stronger community.


Vision
A landscape where everyone has access to the tools and strategies needed to success.
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jamolina in the community

Growing up in Mexico, I remember my grandmother always being active in the community. She was extremely passionate about helping others and actively involved in politics. We were always at City Hall, rallies and neighborhood meetings. She also owned the neighborhood tienda, which happened to be next to our home and was known as the community hub for everyone who in the area. During my teens in the U.S, my parents made sure my main focus was education and encouraged me to make a difference in the community by volunteering at local nonprofits.

 

Even though, I’ve always been involved in my community, I never saw myself as a leader. At the end of 2016, I found myself going through a self discovery journey and while on it, I realized I wanted to be part of the solution. To empower others and together, build a more vibrant and stronger community.

 

Shortly after, I joined Latino Community Fund of Washington State as the organization’s labor standards coordinator. Instead of only providing businesses and workers with a presentation of ordinances and a workplace poster; I decided to empower them with other tools and resources. Through business and professional development workshops and outreach activities, I was able to fulfill our city contract requirement, while still providing quality support to our community. The well received approach inspired us to form our Economic Empowerment Initiative; which I am currently responsible for growing and overseeing.

 

Recently, I was given the opportunity to join the ALPFA Seattle Board of Directors as their new VP of Community Affairs and the Lean In Latinas Circle Leadership Team. In both teams, I am responsible for creating and nurturing community partnerships. My ultimate goal is to inspire others to get involved and see themselves as leaders.

Association of Latino Professionals For America

ALPFA is the leading professional association dedicated to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation in every sector of the global economy.
The ALPFA Seattle Chapter was founded in March 2005 as the first chapter in the Pacific Northwest. We currently have over 120 members, five active committees (Membership, Fundraising, Event Planning, Student Outreach and Public Relations) and a Board of Directors. Our membership is comprised of professionals from a range of industries, including Big Four accounting firms, regional and local firms, real estate, financial services and students from local universities and community colleges.

Latino Community Fund of Washington State

The Latino Community Fund cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians. 
To achieve our mission and address the needs of Latinos, LCF develops programs to create a vibrant community through civic engagement, economic empowerment, healthy families, arts, technology and culture. We are always striving to help our friends and members get involved. Join the LCF family.

Lean In | Latinas in Seattle 

Lean In – Latinas Circle is a group for Latinas with the MISSION of Bringing Latinas together in Greater Seattle seeking support, integration and camaraderie. It is designed for those like minded individuals with professional and entrepreneurial aspirations. We have monthly events to achieve our goals as a group.
We recognize Professionally, Latinas continue to face challenges, are underrepresented and suppressed. We believe it is important to help Latinas unlock their full potential to strategically position themselves to available opportunities in the workplace and society as a whole. We want to help close the nationwide gap from earning $0.56 to every $1.00 a Caucasian male earns. We have much work to do, as in Seattle the gap is even greater $0.47 to every $1.00. Let’s build this together and leave a legacy.