ACLAMO Receives $1 Million Grant from Rep. Scanlon for Community Center Renovation and Accessibility


ACLAMO Receives $1 Million Grant from Rep. Scanlon

for Community Center Renovation and Accessibility

 March 29, 2024, Norristown, Pennsylvania — ACLAMO, a leading community organization dedicated to empowering Latino individuals and families, is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $1 million grant from Representative Scanlon through the Community Project Funding initiative. This generous funding will be utilized for the much-needed renovation and accessibility enhancements of ACLAMO’s Community Center. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Rep. Scanlon will be joined ACLAMO at the Community Center (801 W Marshall Street, Norristown, PA 19401) on 03/29/24 to make the official announcement to the community.

Rep. Scanlon’s steadfast commitment to supporting initiatives that improve community infrastructure and foster inclusivity has been pivotal in securing this significant grant. The funding will allow ACLAMO to undertake crucial upgrades to its Community Center, ensuring that it remains a welcoming and accessible space for all members of the community.

“We are incredibly grateful to Rep. Scanlon for her unwavering support and advocacy on behalf of ACLAMO and the communities we serve,” said Nelly Jiménez, Executive Director and CEO of ACLAMO. “This grant will enable us to enhance the accessibility of our Community Center, making it more inclusive and accommodating for individuals of all abilities. Additionally, the renovation efforts will revitalize our facility, allowing us to better fulfill our mission of empowering Latino individuals and families through education, health, and social services.”

The funds provided by Rep. Scanlon will support various renovation projects, including the installation of wheelchair ramps, an elevator, accessible restroom facilities, and the implementation of other accessibility features to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, upgrades to the Community Center’s infrastructure and amenities will create a more modern and functional space for hosting educational programs, community events, and social services.

ACLAMO extends its sincere appreciation to Rep. Scanlon for her dedication to improving the quality of life for residents in Norristown and beyond. With this grant, ACLAMO will continue to advance its mission of building a stronger, more inclusive community for all.

Who: ACLAMO & Congresswoman Scanlon 

What: ACLAMO visits ACLAMO’s Community Center in Norristown after ACLAMO receives $1 million grant from the Community Project Funding initiative of the Federal Appropriations supported by Rep. Scanlon for ACLAMO’s Community Center Renovation and Accessibility Project.

When: March 29th, 2024

Where: Norristown, Montgomery County


ACLAMO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization that provides educational programs, social services, and access to health and wellness programs to Latinos and other community members to empower them to fully achieve their life potential. Founded in 1976, ACLAMO has been an important connector in Montgomery County’s human services network for over 45 years. We seek to empower low-income, at-risk Hispanic and Latino individuals to fully achieve their life potential and overcome challenges by offering a full range of critical bilingual, bicultural services to address gaps in access to vital resources in the community. ACLAMO takes a holistic approach to supporting the community and provides services in three areas: education services for children and families through after-school programs; health and wellness programs designed to decrease health disparities for Latinos through benefits acquisition and food distribution efforts; and social services to address needs housing and utilities, employment and training, workforce development, educational support services, and immigration. Learn more about our mission and community impact, or Follow ACLAMO on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.