The Latino Task Force is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Latino Community in Boulder County by facilitating initiatives and opportunities that enrich the economic, educational, political and cultural lives of Boulder County Latinos. The LTF values inclusiveness and actively seeks opportunities to create bridges between communities of color and other communities. LTF serves as a cultural brokering organization and assists in networking and communicating with other community, public and private agencies.
Our mission is to mobilize the Latino Community and inform decision-makers in Boulder County through research, education, and advocacy.
The Latino Task Force facilitates appropriate initiatives and opportunities that enrich the economic, educational, political, and cultural lives of the Boulder County Latino community.
Honoring Culture. Shaping the Future.
Track challenges and assets of the Latino community in Boulder County
Build Civic Engagement in the Boulder County Latino Community and Fostering Leadership Latino community.
Serve as spokespersons for the Latino community.
“We would not be Boulder County without our Latino community”
Boulder County Leader | 2013 LTF Community Assessment
1999 Ricardo Garcia convenes a group of Latino community leaders in Boulder County.
The group met to identify the challenges facing their community and to seek solutions. After meeting for a number of
months, these leaders formalized their work in 2001 by creating the ad hoc group, Latino Task Force (LTF) of Boulder County.
2001 The LTF initiated and completed a county-wide assessment of the Latino community.
The 2001 Latino Assessment had two goals: identify and understand the value/contributions made by the Latino community that have improved the quality of life for all residents in Boulder County and identify what is needed to improve the quality of life for Latino residents in Boulder County. Findings were presented to hundreds of county decision makers and employees of municipal government.
2002 The LTF received the Pacesetters Award
from the Boulder Daily Camera in recognition of the 2001 Latino Assessment and countywide presentations of the results and recommendations.
2002 The City of Longmont conducted a city-wide inquiry of Latino and non-Latino residents and developed the Latino
Strategic Action Plan that continues today as the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee.
The LTF 2001 Assessment was the catalyst for this effort and LTF members served as consultants to the City of Longmont.
2004 LTF facilitated and hosted the Boulder County Latino Unity Summit.
The Summit was a gathering of over 300 Latino community members and key decision makers from throughout the county. The focus was to address cultural competency issues related to serving Latinos in the educational, judicial, and human services systems. In addition, the Summit focused on the need to include Latino political representation at the local and county levels of government.
2005 LTF convened the Latino Leaders’ Summit.
The Summit gathered 50 Latino leaders from throughout the county to discuss and address internalized oppression, identify barriers and improve communication to support collaborative efforts within the Latino community.
2005 Trabajando Unidos, a community coalition of human service providers and Lafayette residents, conducts the Lafayette Latino Needs Assessment report.
The assessment was modeled after the LTF 2001 Assessment. LTF members served as consultants to this project.
2006 Lafayette Latino Advisory Board was formed as a result of the recommendation of the LTF assessment and the Trabajando Unidos’ assessment.
The advisory board continues to provide input regarding the Latino community for the Lafayette City Council.
2006 LTF applied for and received IRS non-profit status as a 501(c)3 organization.
2007 Boulder County Public Health completed the Teen Project Report as a follow up to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
LTF served as a consultant for this follow-up report to ensure an accurate understanding of Latino youth beyond the
results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
2008-2009 Strategic planning sessions were held with Latino leaders.
These sessions were a multi-phase process to develop a County-wide Latino community vision, enhance the quality of life for all Latinos, and develop a procedure for collecting and sharing information.
2009 – 2011 LTF continued as an advisor and consultant with various community and public agencies to provide the Latino perspective and voice in decisions that impact the Boulder County Latino community.
In addition, LTF developed its own internal structure by completing a Business Plan and a Strategic Communication and Marketing Plan. During the course of business in 2011, LTF committed to completing an updated county-wide Latino assessment.
2012 LTF completed a successful fundraising campaign that raised more than $50,000 for the 2013 Latino Community Assessment.
PrimeTime Research and Evaluation was contracted to complete the Assessment and report the findings to the LTF Board of Directors.
2013 LTF publishes and distributes the findings of the 2013 Latino Community Assessment to the Boulder County community.
2013-2018 Information forthcoming
2018 Eight New LTF Board Assembled with new passion to promote and continue to develop the LTF mission in the Boulder County Community via the next generation of leaders.
2019 Power in Unity Summit - September