Every year, since its inception, LCDA—the SER Affiliate in the State of Oklahoma—convenes at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City to recognize community partners that further the mission of the organization. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, LCDA celebrated the 28th LCDA Annual Award by selling out the event center. Close to 650 community partners gathered to recognize the year’s winners as well as hear about the new expansion of services into Tulsa, Oklahoma – the second largest city in the State who hosts the second largest Latino population.
The event began with a proclamation from the Governor of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, followed by a Latino-inspired lunch, and ending with 12 awards. Among the many dignitaries at the Luncheon, was the Consuls of Guatemala and Mexico. The event also served as a LCDA fundraiser.
The Latino Community Development Agency (LCDA) is a nonprofit social services organization founded in 1991 to address the unique needs of Spanish-speaking newcomers in central Oklahoma. The organization’s mission: To improve the quality of life in the Latino community through education, leadership, services and advocacy. No other social services provider in the state has the same level of program depth, experience or collaborative connections or offers all of their programs bilingually. Last year, LCDA served nearly 50,000 members of the community.