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- Jess George oral history interview, 2019 July 29
Jess George oral history interview, 2019 July 29
Jess George, a former staff member at La Coalicion, or the Latin American Coalition (LAC), in Charlotte North Carolina, worked for the non-profit for eleven years, from 2003-2014. In this interview, Ms. George discusses her work with grass-roots organizations and local communities to help disenfranchised groups gain access to different resources such as technology, education, and jobs. She shares her passion for immigrant rights and her experience during her eleven year tenure at LAC. Ms. George explains the different services developed for the immigrant community at LAC including a first-time home buyers program, labor rights program, after-school programs, and citizenship test preparation clinics. Ms. George describes her responsibilities as a director at LAC, which included fundraising and cultural event planning. She shares the evolution and growth of LAC, the partnerships that were formed to better support the immigrant community in the Charlotte area, and how her experience working with the Charlotte community has impacted her life in a profound manner.