A few weeks ago, a former college professor of mine invited me to join him and his students to watch a movie at the theater. The central theme of the movie was race and focused specifically on the experiences of African-Americans living through the civil rights era. After the movie, we proceeded to a nearby … Continue reading Closing the Latino Teacher-Student Gap
Half Salvadorian and half Cuban, Antonio arrived in the US when he was seven years old. Raised in Miami, he was pushed by his mother to learn English, to assimilate to the fusion of Latin American cultures in Miami and to excel in school. In an effort to access better educational opportunities, Antonio’s mother moved … Continue reading Georgia in 10 Years, Depends on Us
Atlanta, Georgia (October 31, 2017) – Through the generous support of community investors, and Giving Circle members; the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) announces its 2017 grant and scholarship recipients in the areas of Educational Attainment, Civic Engagement, Micro-Entrepreneurship and Arts and Sports Enrichment. These groundbreaking investments allow member organizations to further their partnership with … Continue reading LCF GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
(This essay was originally published by the Hispanic Organization for the Promotion of Education -HoPe- a LCF Georgia member nonprofit organization. It is re-published here with permission to help amplify the voice and story of Luis) Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Luis immigrated to the United States with his mom when he was one to reunite … Continue reading A Dose of Inspiration, Featuring Luis Otero
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Faith Leaders Announce Free Mental Health Support Program for DACA Students DECATUR, GA – On Thursday, Nov. 2, a prominent and diverse group of interfaith and community leaders will gather to announce a mental health support program to support the physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of DACA students who … Continue reading Faith Leaders Announce Free Mental Health Support Program for DACA Students
Latinas in Georgia seem to be making gains not only in terms of voter participation (outpacing national voter participation) but also appearing on the ballots as candidates for office. A community in transition, over one million strong, incredibly entrepreneurial and innovative; Latinx in our state are stepping up to the plate and making significant progress … Continue reading Latinas Are Stepping Up To Political Participation
(This essay was originally posted @ GALEO.org website. We are re-posting in an effort to increase awareness of the voices and opinions of Latinos in Georgia) I am the son of Latino immigrants, whose footsteps crossed the deserts of Mexico, whose sweat, blood and teardrops stained the path that crossed 3 countries and 4 states … Continue reading Being Latino Means I am Breaking the Status Quo and Enlightening the World of my Culture and Heritage.
HOW TO SUPPORT PUERTO RICO FROM GEORGIA? Financial contributions are the most important way to provide support for emergency services and the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Monetary contributions pay for transportation, gasoline, skilled relief workers, construction materials, medicines, medical supplies, food and essentials for the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Donate directly to Puerto Rico via … Continue reading HOW TO SUPPORT PUERTO RICO FROM GEORGIA?
Written by Anton Flores-Maisonet, founder of Alterna Community and Casa Alterna in LaGrange, Georgia. This essay was originally published on the Casa Alterna Facebook page on September 6. Re-published with permission from Anton. Tuesday morning one of my new neighbors was ambushed by ICE officials. He is currently detained and now faces possible deportation. Cloaked in … Continue reading Lurking Behind the Gospel Welcome
Rudy Beserra, Senior Vice President of Latin Affairs at the Coca-Cola Company is receiving the 2017 Award for Leadership at the 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. A true pioneer and advocate for the Latino community across the US, Rudy has been a consistent voice and force in government, nonprofit and corporate … Continue reading Rudy Beserra, A True Pioneer for the Latino Community
For years, Georgia immigrants and nonprofit organizations have used documents created in New York, Texas, California and a number of other states and apply their recommendations to Georgia. While some information in general, is very similar especially at the Federal level, there are specific nuances and regulations that are state-specific, and using documents from other … Continue reading Georgia-Specific Family Preparedness Plan is OUT!