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Core Values

Promote
Empowerment

Advance 
Equity

Build
Relationships

Dialogue with Integrity

WE Envision

A COMMUNITY
  • where everyone feels welcomed

  • where people are empowered

  • that believes each one of us has something valuable to offer

  • that understands the responsibility we share in paving the way for future leaders

Our Mission

WEPA Empowerment Center is committed to assist individuals and households through education and workforce development that will empower them to become self-sufficient.

The community will be enriched for future generations. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY OUTREACH & SUPPORTIVE SERVICES 

With access to relevant resources and information, individuals can become empowered.

Through collaborative programs and partnerships, our goal is to provide opportunities to further enhance the personal and professional aspects of the community.

INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

Our neighborhoods are comprised of many different cultures and each one plays a major role in the growth and development of our communities.

We foster engagement by offering programs and events which will increase our understanding and appreciation of a multicultural world.
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Founder/ President

RAFAEL M. TORRES

Founders

In one capacity or another, Rafael and I have always been engaged in our respective communities.

We realized that we encountered similar situations when trying to help someone, or even when we personally needed to access a resource.

Our approach changed from just wanting to lend a helping hand to actively encouraging and reminding people of the potential they already possess.

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Co-Founder/Administrative Assistant

MARIBEL TORRES

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Kay Litman
Executive Director - Tec Centro Lebanon

Meet our Executive Team! 

Lee Smedley vice president

LEE SMEDLEY

Vice President

Bill campoll treasurer

BILL CAMPOLL
Treasurer

Carmen Santiago secretary

CARMEN SANTIAGO
Secretary

Meet our Board Members

Board Members
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