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Success Stories

Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundaiton--Connecting Nevadans with Jobs, Education and Opportunity.

Connecting unemployed and underemployed Southern Nevada Adults and Youth with jobs, high school/GED completion, occupational training and supportive resources is the purpose of the Rafael Rivera Opportunity Center/Centro de Oportunidad of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation. We train Adult and Dislocated workers in the following sectors 1.) Clean Energy, 2.) Manufacturing, 3.) Aerospace and Defense 4.) Logistics and Operations 5.) Health and Medical Services 6.) Business and Medical IT Ecosystems.

Adult Dislocated Worker Program/Programa de Empleo Para Adultos

The Rafael Rivera Opportunity Center offers unemployed and underemployed adults over 18 services to enter/reenter the workforce successfully earning a livable wage. STEP 1: Mandatory informational ORIENTATIONS take place every Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. This is the first step in program enrollment. STEP 2: After completing the Initial Assessment Form at Orientation, prospective clients are asked to conduct a job search, and turn in a Job Search log one week after orientation. Persons failing to complete the job search log will no longer be considered for program placement. STEP 3: After Job Search log is submitted, the Case Manager will inform you if you are eligible for the Program and schedule an Intake Interview. STEP 4: Clients begin to receive core, intensive and training services according to need and governed by regulations.

Youth Programs--In School and Out of School--Programas Para Jovenes

The Rafael Rivera Opportunity Center offers In-School and Out of School Youth Programs. Benefits include Paid Work Experiences, On the Job Training, GED/High School Completion and help with Bus Passes, Gas Cards and Work Related Tools and Clothing--all FREE to participants. Youth ages 16-21 are invited to attend an Orientation session. Orientations are scheduled every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Out of School Youth. To be eligible, youth must present documentation of residency in Nevada, the right to work in the U.S., school transcripts and other information.

Latin Chamber Scholarship

The Latin Chamber Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors in Nevada who are planning to attend UNLV, UNR, CSN or Nevada State College. High School Guidance Counselors make applicaitons available in early spring each year. Applications may also be requested by calling the Latin Chamber of Commerce at (702) 385-7367. Nevada’s graduating seniors include many who go without scholarship support, and the Latin Chamber seeks to reduce this college access gap through the scholarship program. Last May, 2012, 107 graduating Clark County School District Seniors received the Latin Chamber Scholarship.

Artruro Cambeiro Senior Center

The Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation offers elderly residents and their caretakers to receive high quality adult day healthcare. Through a public/private partnership with Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, the Foundation offers the Hispanic and surrounding communities with a tremendous resource that improves quality of life for both elderly resident, caretakers and families.

Leadership Nevada

Leadership Nevada is an intensive, 8-month program that is dedicated to developing community leaders who are adapted to serve the Hispanic community’s needs effectively. Leadership Nevada provides participants with an intensive experience that prepares participants to become leaders by interacting with leaders across various sectors of the community. Leadership Nevada is a selective program that accepts only a small number of participants (40-50) from diverse backgrounds. Leadership Nevada serves blossoming Hispanic leaders, but also other potential leaders who serve the Hispanic community in Southern Nevada. We are grateful to Senator Harry Reid for providing the funding to launch the Leadership Nevada Program in 2011.

Latino Youth Leadership Conference

The Latino Youth Leadership Program is a culturally based leadership program that exposes participants to college and fosters pride in being Latino/Hispanic. Last summer, 90 participants participated in the 19th Annual LYLC/Latino Youth Leadership Conference. Recruitment for the program begins in the late spring. Youth completing the program describe the LYLC as a life-changing experience.