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Sisters of Color United for Education (SOCUE) provides the oldest Promotor@ de Salud training program in Colorado and our organization is widely recognized for our expertise in providing and delivering culturally grounded, relevant programming to hard-to-reach, at-risk populations. In 2006, SOCUE began the process to purchase a facility in Sun Valley now called Plaza Aztlan located at 2895 W. 8th Avenue.

Since 1990, we have used the Promotora model to provide prevention and intervention programming to increase the wellbeing of children, youth and families, in the following content areas:

  • Food as Medicine “Vida Balanceada”~ Balanced life
  • Diabetes/Obesity prevention (including management of chronic disease, exercise, and healthy nutrition, cooking classes, and sustainable gardening)
  • Heart disease awareness and prevention
  • HIV/AIDS prevention (including STI, domestic/family violence, harm reduction, and drugs and alcohol)

Between 2010 and 2012, we provided Promotor@ training for 577 adults in the Denver metro area and eight adults in Walsenburg. We have years of experience successfully implementing grant funded projects for a range of local, state and federal agencies, including: Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CDPHE, Denver’s Minority Aids Initiative (MAI), Mayors office of HIV Resources and The University of Colorado. In addition, we have successfully implemented numerous grants from local and national foundations (such as: The Rose Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado and The Annie E. Casey Foundation (national). We also have experience in adapting evidence-based programming for use with a Latino population.

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