Downtown Languages offers a range of free and low-cost educational programs for adult immigrants and their families. DTL’s core programs are basic English as a second language (ESL); U.S. citizenship and civics; bilingual computer skills; and literacy/adult basic education in Spanish.
As part of the Oregon fight against hunger, Food for Lane County provides, and helps us to provide, food to families and individuals in Lane county. Their mission is to eliminate hunger in Lane county by providing food. Through volunteer and local support they have a network of over 180 partners and distribution sites in the Eugene/Springfield Area.
Our public library gives the community access to numerous books, in numerous languages, as well as community events such as speeches and story-time for children. They also hold bilingual community events for families and have many resources both in Spanish and English.
LCC offers classes to the community, spreading education through events and speakers. They also have a Multicultural Center which is known for hosting community events and often works in association with Lane’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) which is a Chicano student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia.
The local university which hosts speakers and events for the community as well as hosting many Art exhibitions in the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum. The University has it’s own MEChA group which meets regularly on campus.
EAL is a community that promotes latino art in Eugene. They present year round classes and events centered around latino arts from crafts to visual arts, even music and dance.