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#OTGYpsi: Improving The Lives Of Ypsilanti's Young Latino Residents

Jun 12, 2019

Washtenaw County conducted the Latino Health Survey in 2014, which determined that Latino residents suffered a significant lack in basic needs, such as housing and education.  From there, Charo Ledon helped found the Buenos Vecinos, or "Good Neighbors" program, which would help remedy this situation.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," Ledon talks about the program, along with her colleagues Liz Sirman and Diana Bernal-Canseco, with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg.


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: Ypsilanti-based program works to improve Latinx community's quality of life by supporting its youth

Encuesta Buenos Vecinos (Good Neighbors Survey)

Charo Ledon Contact Info

Liz Sirman Contact Info

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