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Our History
In March 2024, Alcance Latino, Inc., became an independent incorporated Domestic Not-For-Profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation in New York State.  Initially, Rev. Robert John Morris, the St. Bernard's Pastor, founded and created Alcance Latino in December 2022 as an official St. Bernard parish office and apostolate to better serve the needs of the existing Latino & Immigrant populations in White Plains, while also providing critical assistance to migrant families and individuals relocating to Westchester County from the U.S. Southern Border. 
After providing services and assistance to over 10,000 people during our inaugural year, it became clear that a larger and separate legal framework was needed apart from The Church of St. Bernard for Alcance Latino to meet the needs of the growing Migrant and Latino populations in White Plains and Westchester County.  Presently, Alcance Latino Inc. has expanded to occupy the entire 12,000 square foot space of the St. Bernard Community Center building at 346 South Lexington Avenue, White Plains, New York, to carry out its office, educational, and charitable operations.

In reality, Alcance Latino's roots go back almost 100 years, since the founding and incorporation of the Church of St. Bernard in White Plains, New York in 1926.  During the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's many immigrants from Europe settled in White Plains and benefited from the multi-cultural richness of The St. Bernard
 parish community.  Later, in the 1960's and 1970's, when migration patterns shifted, the parish adapted by welcoming immigrants from Puerto Rico and Cuba in an effort to help them build new lives in the United States during a very tumultuous time.  From the 1980's to the present day, St. Bernard's continues to welcome immigrant families from Mexico, Central America, South America, and all parts of the world.  The English translation of "Alcance Latino" is "Latino Outreach". 

The Mission of Alcance Latino Inc. is to provide resources and services for immigrant families and individuals residing in White Plains and Westchester County to enhance and sustain their quality of life.  By the the Grace of God and the hard work of the Alcance Latino staff and volunteers, we are fulfilling this mission as we serve the essential needs of more than 1000 immigrants every month.  However, we are dependent on grants and donations from generous foundations and individuals to support our ongoing services and operations.  If possible, please consider supporting Alcance Latino, Inc. with a tax-deductible donation. 
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