Queer Latino Organization GALAEI Raising Funds for "Outlet" Program

Date: 
April 30, 2014

 

Queer Latino Organization GALAEI Raising Funds for "Outlet" Program

For immediate release

Contact: Elicia Gonzales

215-851-1822

elicia@galaei.org

Philadelphia, PA -- April 30, 2014--The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) Program Partner, GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization, is raising money through the online giving platform, HIPGive to support their planned initiative "Outlet". HIPGive provides support for organizations in Latino communities across the country. Funds raised will help GALAEI enhance their capacity to unite and empower queer Latino youth.

Outlet will help Latino youth realize their potential to make a difference in their lives and in their communities. Outlet will reach primarily low-income queer Latino youth living in underserved neighborhoods, specifically in North Philadelphia.

GALAEI offers an "Individual Outlet" which provides individual coaching to help youth identify challenges faced in being a queer Latino as well as identify personal strengths or positive aspects of their life. A "Group Outlet" allows for youth to unite and combat feelings of isolation and loneliness to help build a sense of community and belonging. Through creating a "Community Outlet" youth are given a chance to express themselves and display their pride through an individual or collective piece of art. 

To support this campaign, visit http://hipgive.org/campaign/detail/2389. For more information about GALAEI, please visit www.Galaei.org and follow @Galaeiphilly on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.              

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About GALAEI

GALAEI is a queer Latin@ social justice organization. Queer acknowledges and represents the mosaic of sexual and gender identities within our communities. Latin@ represents the multiracial, multicultural experience of Latinidad.  GALAEI embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through  leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.

About the Urban Affairs Coalition

The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues. With a network of over 65 partner organizations, the Coalition strengthens nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship, capacity building, and program evaluation in order to provide economic opportunity to low-income household, working families, and disadvantaged businesses.