TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! ANNOUNCING THE LATINO COALITION OF KANSAS CITY!!!
There's a noteworthy name change that was just announced this morning.
TKC BREAKING NEWS . . .
THE COALITION OF HISPANIC ORGANIZATIONS HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO THE LATINO COALITION OF KANSAS CITY!!!
The Coalition Of Hispanic Organizations (COHO) was formed after the Kansas City Hispanic Needs Assessment of 1987. The formation of the group was pioneered by key Hispanic Serving Organizations and local leaders in order to prioritize community needs and develop an organization to share information among different agencies.
It's worth noting that COHO was NOT an advocacy organization and existed solely to provide a regularly scheduled informational platfrom where local leaders and organizations met to address community concerns. The early membership was comprised of non-profit organizations like Guadalupe Center, Mattie Rhodes, El Centro, LULAC, etc.
At its pinnacle, the COHO was the largest Hispanic membership organization not only in The Greater Kansas City Area but also in the four state region. Real Talk . . . For the past two decades COHO was really the only organization focused on informing our community from Kansas City to Chicago.
Recently the role of COHO has undergone a drastic change via new leadership.
There is now an effort to transform the group into a "network of organizations focused on education and advocacy."
Local immigration attorney Jessica Piedra will now lead the new group.
At a quarterly board meeting this morning Ms. Piedra noted her enthusiasm for the new direction and name of the Latino Coalition of Kansas City.
"We are very excited about the new name and direction of the group," Ms. Piedra said. "This evolution is important to address the changing needs of our community."
Victor Sanchez of Invictis Graphics designed the new logo and the new website is forthcoming.
Stay tuned for more info on the group . . . TKC will probably become a member and will have more info as it happens.
DEVELOPING . . .