Warm greetings to the La Raza Centro Legal community from your Board President and Vice President!
As the year draws to a close, we are thrilled to report that La Raza Centro Legal has made big strides in 2013. The board has grown considerably, and is taking a much more active role in the organization. We have developed additional capacity in strategic planning, leadership development, overall board management, fundraising and, crucially, financial management.
Our Board Finance Committee has been helping the board to get a better sense of where we stand fiscally, and we are pleased to report that we are in much better shape financially than we have been in many years.
Though we will continue board recruitment in 2014, we are proud of the progress the board has made this year. Our work for the coming year will focus on continuing to build our capacity and strengthening core services. We also anticipate sharing our new strategic plan with the La Raza Centro Legal community toward the end of 2014.
We will be seeking additional board members with expertise in the areas of financial management and fundraising in 2014, as well as a community representative; a legal background is not required for board service. Please share this message with anyone who shares La Raza Centro Legal’s values and who may be interested in board service.
Finally, we want to thank all of you for your support of La Raza Centro Legal over the years. We are proud to be in this struggle with all of you.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.
Errol Dauis, La Raza Centro Legal Board President
Shanthi Gonzales, La Raza Centro Legal Board Vice President