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Mission Statement

Founded in 1986, the mission of the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) is to promote, preserve and enrich the Latin American cultures, while unifying the Latino community and bridging with other communities within the Greater Pittsburgh Area.


Since 2012, under new administration, the mission of LACU works within a broader cultural significance because of the need to unify the Latino community in Pittsburgh. We define the culture as the language, beliefs, values and norms, customs, dress, diet, functions, knowledge and skills, and all the other things that people learn to make the "lifestyle" of this society. Our new goal is to unify the Latino communities by focusing on those things that unites us; we all immigrated in the pursuit of happiness, we miss our family’s warmth and speaking our language.

Our definition of culture allow us to:

  • Strategies to promote inclusion and diversity of Latinos in the labor field

  • Events and activities to preserve and educate about our culture

    • Folkloric Dancing

    • Latin American Film Festival

    • Picnics

    • Conferences and Seminars

  • Initiatives to promote collaborative work among other organizations that serve Latinos

  • Initiatives to increase the visibility of Latinos in Pittsburgh

  • Initiatives to meet the needs of the Latino community in Pittsburgh

  • Much more!

Come be part of the Latin American family in Pittsburgh while discovering what we have in common!

Our work builds stronger communities by:

  • Unifying the Latin American community in Southwestern Pennsylvania in a manner that helps its members to preserve and promote their cultural values and Latino identity.

  • Helping Southwestern Pennsylvania to overcome cultural barriers by improving the communication and understanding between the Latin American community and other communities in the area.



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