Since its founding in 2012, Progreso has focused on civic engagement, coalition building, and advocacy around numerous issues that affect Latinos and communities of color in Washington, as well as advocacy for legislative priorities pertaining to education, immigration, carbon pollution, criminal justice, and other issues that affect communities of color.
Progreso's mission is to ensure that Latino communities are fairly represented in Washington State’s social, economic and political systems to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians.
We believe that community-based support, civic engagement, and advocacy are needed to ensure that the needs of the Latino community are represented in decision making at the state level.
Three of Progreso's values are:
- Empowerment: Strengthening Latino leadership, civic engagement, and community leadership development
- Equity: Supporting the development of a common Latino-led policy advocacy strategy
- Justice: Advocating for systemic change towards equitable outcomes
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Progreso Board of Directors
David B. Mendoza (Board President)
Emilio Garza, Children's Alliance (Treasurer)
Amaury Ávalos, City of Seattle Human Services Department
Keelcy Perez Woolley, Salesforce
Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón, Department of Public Defense and 47th District Democrats
Patricia Carrion Moras
Sharlett Mena, Washington State Department of Ecology
Wellington Troncoso, Police Accountability Commission