Mission & History

Our Mission

The Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s mission is to build bridges across language and culture through family support, community collaboration and education.

Our Organizational Values

  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Celebration

Our Goals

  • To provide a safe, welcoming, and culturally sensitive center where individuals and families can find concrete support in their time of need.
  • Through concentrated and intentional partnerships, we aim to demonstrate the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
  • To facilitate cultural awareness and appreciation resulting in a safe and culturally vibrant community.

Who We Serve

The Moab Valley Multicultural Center advocates, educates, and collaborates with our community to remove cultural, language, or economic barriers with particular emphasis on immigrant, minority, indigenous, and vulnerable populations of all ages in Moab and surrounding rural areas.

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MVMC accomplishes its mission in 5 ways

  • Crisis Resource & Advocacy
  • Youth Education & Outreach
  • Interpretation/Translation
  • Language & Life Skills Support
  • Cultural Education & Outreach

Organizational History

In 2005, public school teacher Leticia Bentley was being called on more and more to serve as an interpreter and advocate for Moab’s growing immigrant population. As the need for bilingual and bicultural education, advocacy, and crisis intervention grew, Bentley recruited a core of dedicated volunteers who officially formed the Moab Valley Multicultural Center in 2007. Today, the Center employs 6 bilingual staff, has hundreds of volunteers, and provides thousands of hours of direct service in 5 different program areas annually.