ACLAMO Culinary Celebration | May 1, 2016 (3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
ACLAMO FAMILY CENTERS
ACLAMO Family Centers provides educational programs, social services and health access to Latino and other low income residents by empowering them to succeed and become productive members of society.
ACLAMO was founded in 1976 by community volunteers in Norristown and Pottstown, was incorporated in 1977 and received tax-exempt status as a 501 c 3 in 1978. For 39 years the agency has been a reliable purchase-of-service provider of employment, housing, social and education services under contract to local, county and state government.
In 1983 it was the first Latino agency to become a full member of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and United Way of Pottstown. Over the years ACLAMO has received and successfully implemented grants from many private donors, including foundations, corporate, sectarian and civic organization donors.
Today, ACLAMO Family Centers is still the only full-service agency for Spanish speakers in Montgomery County. Its leadership has invested years in developing a model integrating access to health and educational services for English language learner students from early childhood to adulthood, with a special focus on families with young and school age children.