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Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why was Council de Manos founded?

Council de Manos was founded in 1992 and again in 2005 with a mission to protect the civil liberties of Latinx DDBDDHHLD community. This included advocacy and community education. 

2. How is the organization structured?

We are a private non-profit organization. The Board of Directors of Council de Manos jointly oversees the activities of the organization. 

3. How is Council de Manos involved in the community?

Outreach is about connecting with the diverse Latinx Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf and Disabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened (DDBDDHHLD) community to increase their awareness about Council de Manos’ resources. Its duties are to gather resources from within states (i.e. agencies, organizations, programs, schools, etc.) that provide services to the Latinx DDBDDHHLD community. Outreach will also connect the Latinx DDBDDHHLD community with agencies in their district or region so they will get the appropriate resources.

4. Is there one current issue or concern of Council de Manos that we should all be aware of?

  • Immigration

  • Civil Rights

  • Criminal Justice

  • Education

  • Ethnic Studies

  • Child and Language Rights

  • Youth

  • Voting

5. Are the bylaws open to the public, members, or just Council de Manos board members?

The bylaws are for internal use only by the board of directors since Council de Manos is a private nonprofit organization.

6. Will any newly formed Latinx organization become a chapter under Council de Manos in the future? Or will they run independently on their own?

Council de Manos has a vision that we will plant monetary seed (grant and/or fundraising) for future Latinx DDBDDHHLD organizations to be established with our assistance and be able to run independently on their own eventually. Newly nonprofit organizations can become affiliates of Council de Manos. This is because they are and will be 501(c)(3) tax-exempted organizations of their own right.

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