UnidosUS and DoorDash Partner to Empower Latinos Through Caminos and Other Initiatives
$1.1M Partnership Set to Bring Financial Coaching and Workforce Development, Nutrition Training and Grants, and Support for Civic Engagement to UnidosUS Affiliates and Partners Across the Country and Online
Washington, DC — UnidosUS today announced a $1.1 million partnership with DoorDash to provide financial coaching and workforce development, nutrition training and grants, and support for civic engagement. Its signature initiative, Caminos, will develop and implement a bilingual financial empowerment program that will feature financial coaching and workforce development programming online nationwide and in 10 cities across the country. The program will identify and recruit participants through local affiliates and the U.S. Dasher community.
The Caminos initiative makes it possible for participants to improve their financial well-being and build generational wealth by building skills and habits that enhance financial equity over a lifetime. Caminos includes financial and professional skills education and access to free, individualized financial coaching as part of the courses offered. Dashers will be connected to an online financial coach, who can support them as they pursue their financial goals through individualized, bilingual English and Spanish services from the UnidosUS Financial Empowerment Network.
The partnership will also incorporate DoorDash’s Project DASH, which allows organizations to leverage DoorDash logistics to combat food insecurity, coupled with UnidosUS’ food insecurity program, Comprando Rico y Sano, to supplement nutrition training with grants for food delivery to participants in 10 key affiliate locations.
The UnidosUS and DoorDash partnership also includes support for immigration policy education and civic engagement through the UnidosUS Latino Empowerment and Advocacy Program (LEAP) by identifying opportunities for engagement by integrating voter registration and education activities into existing services.
“UnidosUS is a leader in the Hispanic community on issues ranging from health and education to immigration. Their work has made a positive difference in the lives of many and DoorDash is honored to partner with UnidosUS to continue that work.” said Katherine Rodriguez, Senior Manager of Federal Public Engagement, DoorDash. “Through our partnership we are committed to helping underserved communities enhance their financial well-being and build generational wealth through earnings opportunities and programs like Caminos.”
“Everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed at their workplace. That’s why we’re excited about our new partnership with DoorDash to provide Latinx workers with the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of the 21st Century,” said Janet Murguía, UnidosUS President and CEO. “This collaboration will allow us and our network of Affiliates to expand our current workforce development programs and provide innovative training and employment opportunities to hundreds more workers. Thanks to DoorDash’s major new support, we can put even more people, families, and communities on the path to greater financial stability and prosperity.”
The partnership will launch nationwide online and in the following 10 markets with UnidosUS Affiliates and partners:
- Brooklyn, New York
- Chicago, Illinois
- Denver, Colorado
- Houston, Texas
- Miami, Florida
- Queens, New York
- San Diego, California
- San Francisco, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Washington, DC
To find more information and sign up for Caminos programming, please see here.