El Centro is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a “mini-grant” from the Kansas Health Foundation to help increase voter turnout in an area of Wyandotte County with high rates of poverty, lack of health insurance and poor health outcomes. The grant will allow us to drive voter education efforts and increase voter turnout in the Prescott Neighborhood of Kansas City, KS, which is the largest Latino populated census tract in Wyandotte County. Latinos represent nearly 70% of its 2,500 residents.
El Centro, Inc. integrates advocacy into all of our work, to create a sustainable and powerful approach to policy change. Parents in our Academy for Children advocate for early childhood education programs to prepare their children for success in school. Clients from our health programs share their stories as we advocate for continued health reforms. Our staff, many of whom reflect the communities we serve, develop skills and knowledge to help our constituencies claim their full civic engagement, strengthening our services and transforming our policy debate at the same time. We partner with other organizations and community allies in these efforts, bringing our issue expertise and the stories of those we serve, along with our accumulated advocacy experience. We are grateful for the contributions of these strong partners. And we invite you to journey with us towards our vision of prosperity, security, and health for all Kansans.