Our History

WHEN WE UNITE, THERE IS NO STRONGER POWER!

Elvira Castillo, President of Westchester Latinos Unidos moved to the community of Mt. Vernon, NY in 1989 and quickly became a community advocate during a tragic fire that occurred in 2013. Where a family of four were severely burned and killed.

 

One member of the family survived and Elvira immediately reached out to the Mayor and Dominican Embassy to obtain assistance as well as to advocate for financial support and guidance.

 

At that point, Elvira decided and was determined to create an organization that can assist Latino families who are in distress and need for advocacy.

¡CUANDO NOS UNIMOS, LA UNIÓN NOS HACE UN MÁS FUERTE!