Salud y Comunidad: Latinos en Montana Community Advisory Board
“El puente que une a la comunidad Latina a los servcios disponibles para todos”
“The bridge that unites the Latino community to the services available for everyone.”
In addition to its board of directors, Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance (“MIJA”) maintains a community advisory board called “Salud y Comunidad: Latinos en Montana.” This comunity action board (or “CAB”) is made up of hundreds of Mexican migrant community members and bilingual community organizers. Members of the CAB serve as our direct link to the immigrant communities we serve. They advise us on community needs and support our organizing efforts.
The Salud y Comunidad CAB was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the “Tias y Tios” program, where Montana State University college students are paired with migrant children as mentors and with parents in a language exchange.
The CAB grew out of immigrant justice work previously led by the Gallatin Valley Human Rights Task Force (GVHRTF).