Hispanic Fund Supports Oakwood Swimming Pool Project

The Hispanic Fund, the first affiliate fund established at the Community Foundation of Lorain County, is committed to improving and promoting socioeconomic and educational opportunities within the Hispanic Community throughout Lorain County. 

At the Hispanic Funds’ August meeting, members chose to support two community initiatives. The first is to support community coalitions engaged in outreach that promotes the 2020 Census and Voting. The census, which has been held every decade since 1790, determine how many congressional seats each state gets and the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending annually.  The second is to support community health and wellness, including committing $4,000 of the $20,000 projected budget to facilitate the opening of a community asset in Lorain, the Oakwood Park Swimming Pool.

Albert Calo, President of the Hispanic Fund, fondly remembers the Oakwood swimming pool and, like others, spent many summers there as the pool was a genuine diversion and enjoyment for most neighborhood children.

“My first paying job as a teenager was a lifeguard at Oakwood Park swimming pool the summer of 1985. I am very fortunate to be President of the Hispanic Fund at the time that this donation is needed to support such an important initiative organized by leaders of the community.” 

During these challenging times, the Community Foundation, and its affiliates, look forward to continuing our work Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter. For more information about the Hispanic Fund, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, please visit peoplewhocare.org or call 440.984.7390.