La Plaza

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CONTACT PERSON

Mariana Lopez-Owens

PHONE NUMBER

317-890-3292

EMAIL

mariana@laplaza-indy.org

ADDRESS

8902 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN SPANISH

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As Central Indiana’s premier Latino organization, La Plaza strengthens youth, families, and our community through our linguistically and culturally appropriate services and community events.

 

In 2004, the Hispanic Education Center, FIESTA Indianapolis, and El Centro Hispano merged into La Plaza Inc., bringing together three separate long-standing resources and services into one organization to provide better and more efficient support to the Latino community of Central Indiana.

 

Today, La Plaza serves as the trusted liaison between Latinos and the larger Indianapolis community. La Plaza strengthens Central Indiana by advocating and preparing Latino students for educational success and by connecting Latino families to health and social services.

Services Provided

Basic Needs

Through our Access to Health and Social Services program, La Plaza provides a variety of resources, referrals, and socials services to ensure that all Latinos in Central Indiana have access to food, shelter, clothing, and health care so their personal success can become a priority.

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Women

The goal of La Plaza’s VOCA program is to increase the safety, self-sufficiency, and independence of Latina women who are victims of domestic violence by providing case management and advocacy services including confidential services -- free of charge -- to victims of domestic violence and their families.

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Scholarships

Each year La Plaza awards up to six, $2,000 four-year college scholarships to deserving Latino students from across Indiana. Students are selected based on their academic record, community involvement, and financial need.

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Youth

Summer Discovery is a five-week summer educational program designed for students entering 1st – 6th grade to prevent summer learning loss while encouraging positive personal development and healthy living.

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Education

The Tu Futuro (Your Future) program provides crucial support to 9th - 12th grade Latino students, ensuring that they complete high school and pursue college. This program is provided at no cost to participating students and their families.

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Leadership Development

The Leadership Institute for Latino Youth (LILY) is a five-week summer academic and leadership program designed to help 9th – 12th-grade students gain the necessary skills not only to graduate from high school, but to succeed in college, career, and life. LILY is provided at no cost to participating students.

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