PCUN works closely with a wide variety of other local organizations, including eight “sister organizations” brought together under the umbrella of “CAPACES”. CAPACES is a movement-building collaborative fostering relationships, cross-training, plus more shared sense of vision and scale.
The ten CAPACES network organizations have combined staff totaling seventy. Like PCUN, four other CAPACES network organizations are based in Woodburn:
CAPACES Leadership Institute- Prepares leaders to lead and support social justice work
Farmworker Housing Development Corporation: Develops and manages farmworker housing units in Marion and Polk County
Voz Hispana Causa Chavista- Organizes Latino voters and educates community members of the legacy of Cesar Chavez
Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas- Promotes economic and leadership development for farmworker women
Four other CAPACES network organizations are based in Salem:
CAUSA-Oregon’s statewide immigrant rights coalition
Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS)- Develops Latino youth leadership
Mano a Mano Family Center- Helps Latino families become self-sufficient and active members of the community
Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality- Empowers Latino families to take an active role in their children’s education and in advocating for equity in the public education system.