Our History

The Hispanic population in Sarasota and Manatee counties has grown by 350% in the past twenty years, but the integration of this new population into the larger community’s education, civic, economic and cultural spaces lags heavily.

Begun in the fall of 2010, UnidosNow was formed to represent the integration needs of the region’s fastest-growing and most under-represented demographic.

UnidosNow is incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with the goal of elevating the quality of life of the Hispanic/Latino community through education and, in doing so, elevating the quality of life of the entire community.