Founded in 1971 as a small community center, today the Latino Center of the Midlands is a growing hub of wellness, education, and opportunity. Based in South Omaha, its bilingual team specializes in serving Latino and Latina students, workers, and families throughout the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.
The Latino Center has worked with Vic Gutman & Associates since 2017. In grants and fundraising, the Latino Center has since diversified its revenue sources, increased the stability of that revenue, and exceeded their annual fundraising goal every year. VGA has also worked with the Latino Center on their annual Destino Dinner, which has grown to welcome more than 450 donors since 2017.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, VGA helped raise resources for special relief efforts, including emergency assistance for families and a new urban agriculture program. VGA also pivoted to a virtual format for the Destino Dinner and still met the net revenue goal for that year.