On October 6, Nebraska Appleseed will gather again to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations who have stood up for justice and opportunity for all during the 2022 Good Apple Awards. We are proud to recognize this year’s honorees.
The Roots of Justice Award recognizes grassroots advocates who have made outstanding contributions to justice and opportunity for all and have helped build a stronger community.
“In Columbus, Nebraska, there is a very special organization with a phenomenal circle of leaders accomplishing transformative community inclusion work in the region. Centro Hispano is a truly visionary community organization with staff who are bold, creative, and caring.” – Darcy Tromanhauser, Immigrants & Communities Program Director
Centro Hispano’s mission is to foster intentional change for immigrant families, learners, and entrepreneurs through direct services, programming, and advocacy. Serving primarily the counties of Platte, Colfax, and Madison, Centro Hispano has programming around immigration, education, welcoming and belonging, family assistance, and business.
As they support immigrant community members in the region, they are also sharing and building a vision of inclusion and belonging for the whole community. As just one example, Centro Hispano’s new plans for a community welcoming center reach far beyond the organization for city-wide impact and collaboration – inviting cross-community connections on numerous levels, including arts, storytelling, downtown revitalization, and building a stronger whole by connecting the city’s people and institutions.
In so many spaces – from census participation to COVID response, community inclusion planning to small-business support – Centro Hispano is bringing creativity and energy to drive positive, deep roots of justice in their community and beyond.
Join us in celebrating Centro Hispano at the 2022 Good Apple Awards on October 6, 2022 or make a donation in honor of this year’s honorees. For more information, contact Drew Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.