In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects a partner organization to highlight once a month. Alianza Para Una Comunidad Libre de Drogas has been selected as the Partner of the Month for September to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Based on the Center for Prevention Services Latino Programs Department in North Carolina, Alianza is comprised of dedicated community members. They strive to create and sustain drug-free change by identifying community needs, serving as a resource, and providing leadership and capacity building opportunities for adults and youth. They focus on raising awareness of substance misuse concerns and implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce youth access to and misuse alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Their mission is to use environmental strategies, education, and community collaboration to create change and prevent substance use among Latino youth in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Alianza also has partnerships with the local public school system Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Student Assistance Program Counselors to bring Familia Adelante to Mecklenburg County, NC.
The initiatives that Alianza is currently supporting and participating in:
- Alianza Youth
- Youth Drug Survey
- Preventing Underage Drinking
- Multi-Media Campaigns
- Building Community Capacity
- Community Conversations
Learn more about Alianza Para Una Comunidad Libre de Drogas and their vision to create a healthy, aware, and drug-free community for Latino youth.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month.