The Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA) has always advocated that true forms of cultural competency entail much more than the mere distribution of materials or the linguistic translation of materials; culturally competent materials ensure that the content, when translated and subsequently distributed, is accessible and culturally congruent to each ethnic community. Indeed, MECCA’s member agencies specialize in providing targeted outreach to hard-to-reach and under-served community members with linguistically and culturally competent services. MECCA’s member agencies, however, are much more than just linguistic and culturally competent; MECCA’s member agencies are trailblazing community-based organizations which embody the very ethnic and cultural identity of the community members the agency purports to serve.