Charo Ureña began this project when the effects of the Trump Administration started to be seen in Rockland County. In conversation with Rick Ufford-Chase and other members of the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center, we identified that Rockland County lacked an immigrant-led community organizing effort that could effectively engage members of impacted communities in the process of seeking solutions for their communities. Charo’s vision and sense of call to this work has propelled the group forward. Proyecto Faro has built strong working relationships with many religious and secular organizations and individuals, and has mobilized many volunteers as it has developed programs of empowerment and accompaniment for the county’s vulnerable immigrant communities.

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