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OUR STORY

Voces Unidas de las Montañas was founded in May 2020 by local Latina and Latino leaders and is the first Latino-created, Latino-led advocacy non-profit in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties.


Founder Alex Sánchez and co-founders Beatriz Soto, Janeth Niebla, Jasmin Ramirez and Blanca Uzeta O'Leary created the organization to elevate the voices of Latinas and Latinos, create opportunities where Latinas and Latinos can advocate for themselves, and increase Latina and Latino representation and participation in decision-making tables. 

Learn more about our primary work -- leadership, advocacy, and civic engagement. Being the first Latino-created organization also means that we serve as a trusted community resource

OUR VISION AND MISSION

Here at Voces Unidas, we envision a tri-county region where Latinas and Latinos are thriving, engaged and leading in all of our communities.


We do this by creating opportunities where Latinas and Latinos advocate for themselves, actively participate in all civic institutions and take leadership roles in all decision-making tables.

 

OUR VALUES

PRIDE

We are unapologetically Latino, and we take pride in who we are, what we represent and our contributions to the cultural, civic and economic fabric of our valleys.

SELF-EMPOWERMENT

We believe in self-determination and unleashing the power within each Latina and Latino.

COMMUNITY

We work with our own community to create the change that we want to see for ourselves and our families.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

We fight to end unjust and inequitable social constructs that keep Latinas and Latinos from wealth, opportunities and power.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“I love that Voces Unidas is a Latino organization for Latinos. This is a fairly new organization that has opened the door for leaders to be empowered and it feels like our voices are finally being heard. Especially with COVID, Voces is working so hard in so many ways in all our valleys to make sure every member of our community is being helped no matter immigration status."

Cecilia Rios -- Local Community Leader & Latino Network '20-'21 Cohort

“I support Voces Unidas because it's a powerful Latino-led non-profit organization that has tirelessly fought for our Latino community to be heard and represented locally. They are always working to make sure that we have a voice in major discussions that affect our communities. They have been leading discussions on language justice and advocating to ensure our valley's residents have the tools they need to be involved, informed, and considered."

Junior Ortega -- Local Community Leader & Latino Network '20-'21 Cohort

“Voces Unidas has been an awakening for me. I never knew that I could be part of changing systems that affect me and my community. The values of the organization align with mine, and they help amplify my voice and help elevate my leadership to support my community."

Elizabeth Velasco -- Local Community Leader 

 

THE TEAM

Executive Director

alex@vocesunidas.org

970-340-8502 

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ALBA NIEBLA

Operations Coordinator

(part-time)

alba@vocesunidas.org

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JANET HERRERA

Community Engagement Coordinator

janet@vocesunidas.org 

970-340-8576

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Program Coordinator - Leadership (part-time)

jasmin@vocesunidas.org 

970-340-8503

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STEPHANIE TANNY

Development Consultant 

stephanie@vocesunidas.org

Interested in joining the team? Check out the jobs section.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Voces Unidas de las Montañas 

BEATRIZ SOTO

JANETH STANCLE

YESENIA ARREOLA

DUSTI GURULE

 

Voces Unidas de las Montañas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, should not be confused with Voces Unidas Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) political advocacy non-profit organization.

 
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HONORING THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE

As a social justice organization, we respectfully acknowledge the Ute People, who have stewarded the lands of the Colorado River, Eagle River and Roaring Fork valleys throughout the generations.

 

P. O. Box 3157

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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