Project Partners

We are thankful for the support of our Project Partners.
Logo - Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church – By God’s grace, we can and do live confidently and generously in this community of faith and in service of others, amid the mysteries and paradoxes of this life in Christ – including our human limitations and failings, and the ambiguities, uncertainties, and suffering that we experience.

Our Mission – Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly, and serve joyfully. Loving God by ACCEPTING others, SHARING God’s grace, and GROWING in Christ.

Logo - Community Resource Trust

Community Resource Trust works to strengthen our community one child, family, and individual at a time. Community Resource Trust is working with community leaders and partners in the provision of short-term relief for our fellow community members in need of immediate housing.

Logo - Casa of Oregon

CASA of Oregon works alongside community organizations to provide programs and resources that strengthen families’ financial well-being.

Photo: Alianza Poder, CWBF

Jaime Arredondo
General Manager

Logo: CapacesLogo: Alianza Poder, CWBF
Alianza Poder is a network of sister organizations – including FHDC, Mano a Mano, PCUN, and CAPACES. AP’s community organizing, advocacy, and leadership development strategies have resulted in a “growing seat at the table,” and multiple local/statewide policy victories. Building on these strategies to create community wealth will be a key part of our future.

Photo: Carmen Fernandez – Housing Development Manager (She/her)

Maria Elena Guerra (Meg)
Executive Director (She/her)

Photo - Carmen Fernandez – Housing Development Manager (She/her)

Carmen Fernandez
Housing Development Manager (She/her)

Logo: Farmworker Housing Development Corporation
Our mission it Developing farmworker leadership for stronger and more secure families and communities through affordable housing, social services, education, and economic development. FHDC is building communities and community assets so working people can attain equity and self-determination.
 FHDC will construct and operate an affordable housing community on 2+ acres adjacent to the Woodburn Opportunity Center facility.

Photo - Levi Herrera-Lopez, Executive Director

Levi Herrera-Lopez
Executive Director

Logo - Mano a Mano
Mano a Mano was established in 1988. It is the oldest Latino community-based organization in Salem-Keizer. Their vision is that the area of Marion and Polk Counties be a community of justice, where families are Strong, Safe, and Nurturing and where ALL children Thrive. Their mission is to Strengthen Families by promoting Hope and Resiliency, and reduce Stress among the people they serve — primarily, Low Income, Latino/a/x, and Immigrants. They value a thriving community, family, and the culture and experience of each person. This is the reason they support the GWOC, as it will help support families, so they can thrive in Woodburn and the surrounding areas.


Reyna Lopez
President/Executive Director

PCUN (Pineros Y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste)
Our mission is to empower farmworkers and working Latinx families in Oregon by building community, increasing Latinx representation in elections, and policy advocacy on both the national and state levels.

PCUN values the ability of workers to take action against exploitation and all of its effects and continues to build an agenda that strengthens workers’ rights by creating safer workplaces, advocating for fair wages, and pushing for enough economic security to care for our families. We also value dignity, and respect for all workers, and the “Sí se puede ” spirit of Dolores Huerta, and Cesar Chavez. PCUN was founded by farmworkers, and today that legacy continues.

Our community needs a hub that brings together social and economic opportunity resources for all our citizens. PCUN champions GWOC and provides our voice for strategic guidance and project decision-making.

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