Jackson Honors La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth and Family Center as Her Non-Profit of the Year

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) honored La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth and Family Center as her 2016 Non-Profit of the Year in the first annual California Nonprofits Day today in Sacramento.

La Hermandad provides free legal services, citizenship classes, and adult literacy education to underserved immigrants, their families, and the senior population of Oxnard, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. La Hermandad grew out of a 2005 grassroots effort to legally support immigrant and undocumented Latinos in the Oxnard Area who faced significant barriers. This year, as the organization celebrates its tenth anniversary, their services have expanded to include weekly foodbanks that feed upwards of 250 families, assistance for victims of sexual assault, instruction in basic computer skills, and free clinics to test for diabetes, obesity, and blood pressure.

“I’m honored to recognize La Hermandad for the important work they do supporting the health and well-being of one of our most vulnerable populations, our immigrant and undocumented farmworkers and their families,” said Jackson.

A picture of Veronica Quintana, chair of the La Hermandad board of directors, and Raul Razo, director of programs, accepting the Non-Profit of the Year award from Jackson is attached.

“We are honored to have been chosen for this award, and grateful to Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson for acknowledging the work we do,” said Quintana.

Jackson represents the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and Western Ventura County.