Edúcate Ya

Non-Profit and Language School in Portland, OR

Community Programs

AVANZA is a leadership development program for Latino young adults ages 18-35. Its goal is to form and train young Latinos, with different modules and tracks on leadership skills, and create a group of young adult leaders that will participate in community efforts to better the opportunities for Latinos in the educational, social and professional spheres. It is a program that will be presented by active Latino community leaders and the staff of Educate Ya, so that the young adults can see professional role-models in action and be empowered to create a community that integrates into the mainstream culture, while sharing their own richness and gifts that come from the different countries they represent. Read more here.


Intercambio is a free, volunteer-based program, for helping non-native English speakers (Latinos) practice and improve their English, while getting the opportunity to practice their Spanish skills. Read more here.


The General Health Educators program trains bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers to give community health presentations focused on preventive health and gaining access to medical services. Volunteers are required to attend a training session that takes place over an entire weekend where they will learn about the basic needs of the Latino community, preventive healthcare with a Latino focus, and how to point Latinos toward accessible medical services. Each volunteer will be asked to give a maximum of four 2-hour presentations over the course of the year following their training. Read more here.


The Cultural Awareness Program provides the opportunity to learn about the diversity within Latino communities and our cultural differences and similarities. Educate Ya assists with breaking down barriers and providing a safe place for people to learn about Latino cultural heritage and history. We offer three sessions for different groups of people, as well as a final session open to everyone. Read more here.

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