Volunteer

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity
LULAC Lambda volunteers at the Capital Area Food Bank. We assemble food packages for its emergency feeding program in the District. We also have supported the Latin American Youth Center with its food delivery program during the pandemic and each year we’ve donated to its food pantry.

Environment

Environment
One of our most impactful projects is cleaning up our parks and waterways. Every year, LULAC Lambda heads to the Potomac River to pick up trash along the banks. We have expanded our environmental program to Rock Creek Park. We plan clean ups during Earth Day, plus we also revisit this effort during the fall.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration
We have conducted voter registrations each year in June at the Capital Pride Festival and at Fiesta DC in October. In 2020, we visited Latinx neighborhoods in Northern Virginia to ensure everyone in our community was registered and knew where to vote on Election Day.

HIV Prevention

HIV Prevention
LULAC Lambda regularly partners with local clinics to provide HIV testing in the community. We’ve partnered with Empoderate, Whitman Walker and NOVA Salud during our LULAC special events to conduct outreach to the LGBTQI+ and Latinx community.

Mentoring

Mentoring
Since 2018, LULAC Lambda has sponsored LULAC youth councils in the District of Columbia. We’ve have mentored more than 100 teens since the beginning of the program at Columbia Heights Education Campus and E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. To date, none of our students have dropped out school and several have successfully made it to college.