Somos Uno Telluride is a leadership development program that TCHNetwork facilitated with the support from the Colorado Health Foundation. This program aims to improve the health and leadership and advocacy skills of the Latino and Latino ally population in San Miguel County.
The most recent graduating class completed the program at the end of last year and had a celebration at Smuggler’s Brewing Company. Participants learned about health inequities that negatively impact the Spanish-speaking immigrant community in Telluride. They also learned about the political and nonprofit structures of Telluride and several members became involved in nonprofit boards and other civic bodies during their time in Somos Uno Telluride. 14 members of Somos Uno Telluride were certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid during the curriculum!
TCHNetwork is currently starting the process to make Somos Uno a formal advisory board in partnership with Telluride Town Council. Stay tuned for more updates!
–Kody Gerkin, Community Outreach Manager