2018 Leadership in Diversity winner

PASOs provides culturally responsive education on family health, early childhood, and positive parenting skills; individual guidance for participants in need of resources; and partnership with health care and social service providers to help them provide more effective services.

Founded in 2005, PASOs helps the Latino community and service providers work together for strong and healthy families through education, advocacy, and leadership development.

PASOs is committed to equity, education, family, community involvement, trust, and, in all areas, excellence. These values are present in all that they do, whether it be a workshop on positive parenting, a discussion about breastfeeding, or a presentation to one of their community partners on working with Latino families. Their organizational values are:

  • Equity – We create awareness about discrimination and disparity
  • Trust – They are not our clients, rather they are participants in our mission, which is crucial.
  • Commitment
  • Family
  • Education
  • Community participation

The Leadership in Diversity Award was established by the Sisters of Charity Foundation in 2011. It was created to honor an individual or organization that has played an important role around leadership and diversity and is willing to take a stand on important issues that affect those with fewer resources in South Carolina. 

“PASOs is a perfect example of an organization that has embraced diversity and challenged others to recognize the disparities and inequalities that exist for underserved populations,” Tom Keith, President of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.