03 June, 2019 6:34 AM

SF Latino Equity & Parity Coalition



Our History

The San Francisco Latino Parity & Equity Coalition (SFLPEC) was founded in 2016 in response to increased displacement, homelessness and poverty. At the same time our community experienced increased numbers of asylum seekers and refugees escaping violence and poverty and in need of greater support. SFLPEC collaborates throughout the year to create solutions for Latinx families living in the Bayview, Excelsior, Mission, Tenderloin and Visitation Valley neighborhoods. 

Our Mission and Vision

SFLPEC works to ensure that Raza who live or work in San Francisco are justly represented and provided with the resources they need to reach their full potential. Our coalition, which represents members from non-profit, housing, immigration, social service, and advocate groups across the city, was established on the belief that the city’s budget should promote investments that empower Latino communities and reduce inequities for San Francisco’s Latino residents, particularly in the wake of the unprecedented affordability and displacement crisis. 

While many San Franciscans achieve increasing economic prosperity, Latinos in San Francisco have been left behind. We believe the city’s budget must work to protect and promote our Latino residents, many of whom face significant obstacles to social and economic mobility, including language barriers, immigration status, unemployment, homelessness and housing insecurity. Our coalition seeks to inform policy to foster the social and economic achievement of the city’s Latino population. 

Our Goals

We recognize the need for immediate action, to mobilize, and produce a long-term plan to empower Latino communities toward success. Through a Latinx lens and expertise, we have adopted the following goals:

• Establish and influence policy and budget priorities for the needs of the Latinx community

• Strengthen and integrate the network of social services for Latinx residents in San Francisco

• Promote equity for Latinxs given the region’s affordability and housing crisis

• Demonstrate unity within the community

• Coordinate stronger citywide data collection and research to help make the case for Latinx communities and organizations

• Develop a citywide organized grassroots base that can be mobilized for action

Who We Are

SFLPEC is a data-driven, citywide coalition of more than 22 Latinx-led and Latinx-serving community-based agencies. We represent over 900 employees, $90 Million in revenues, and 80,000 people served annually. We are comprised of agencies that work in 6 distinct areas: Arts & Culture, Housing, Health & Wellness, Workforce Development, Education, and Social Services for Immigrant families. 

Our Chairs are Transparently and Democratically Elected and Approved by the Membership:

Angela Gallegos-Castilllo
SFLPEC Co-Chair 
Instituto Familiar de La Raza (IFR)

Jaime Aragon
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center

Catherine Marroquin 
Concilio Member
Mission Graduates

Gabriel Medina
Coalition Coordinator
Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

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