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Georgia-Specific Family Preparedness Plan is OUT!

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 states have caused unnecessary complications and burdens for Georgia families.

With this in mind, a number of organizations and individuals set to create a Georgia-specific document that incorporated recommendations from both immigration attorneys, family-law attorneys and others with the best interest of immigrant families at heart.

We are grateful for all the organizations that worked for months to put this together and for all the individuals that took the time to review, edit and provide recommendations and connections for this document.

Special thanks to:

Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Alston & Bird
Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta
Eversheds Sutherland LLC
Latino Community Fund Inc (that is us!) 
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler, Patterson & Gray, LLC
Southern Poverty Law Center 


Please use this document when serving clients, when volunteering and as a resource to find recommendations and advice.  Please note this document IS NOT legal advice, it is simply a guideline for a family preparedness plan taking into consideration Georgia legislation.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE Immigrant Family Preparedness Guide (GEORGIA-Specific in ENGLISH)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A SPANISH VERSION of the Immigrant Family Preparedness Guide (Georgia-Specific)

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Georgia (DOWNLOAD)

*** The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) is not responsible for the information, operation or content of any of the events listed in the calendar.  We aggregate information and share it with the ultimate purpose to increase investments in our community and Georgia and raise awareness of our culture, history, heritage and contributions.

Download our Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of events here on the image or here: HHMGeorgia Calendar

For live updates on Hispanic/Latinx Events, please visit our sister site LatinoConnectionGA.com

Need to add/include your event?  Email us: info@LCFGeorgia.org

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LACC Georgia and GHCC Announce its First Collaborative Hispanic Business Summit “Spearheading Growth through Education, Collaboration and Professional Development”

2017 Hispanic Summit “Spearheading Growth through Education, Collaboration and Professional Development”

Alejandro Coss, CEO & President
Latin American Chamber of Commerce Georgia

Santiago Marquez, CEO & President
Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Atlanta, Georgia (August 21, 2017) – The Latin American Chamber of Commerce Georgia and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the 2017 Hispanic Summit “Spearheading Growth through Education, Collaboration and Professional Development” on November 15 at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta.

The program of the event offers a full day of robust business education workshops for entrepreneurs and business owners interested in learning how to run their businesses more efficiently, grow and expand.  Networking and plenary sessions offer an opportunity for business and civic leaders, elected officials and key community stakeholders to discuss opportunities for partnership and collaboration to address barriers limiting Latino-owned businesses and their economic impact and contributions to Georgia’s economy.

“Latino-owned businesses in Georgia are essential to the state and the South in general, we are excited to partner with GHCC in providing this forum and opportunity for business owners,  corporate leaders and professionals to connect, learn and support each other”  said Alejandro Coss, CEO and President of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Georgia.

“The GHCC encourages our members and supporting corporations to join us in this historic event and share supplier and employment opportunities with small businesses, entrepreneurs and attendees, this is a great opportunity to come together, as a community and show our strength and commitment to a diverse and inclusive Georgia” mentioned Santiago Marquez, CEO and President of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The ACE Women’s Business Center joins the coalition by providing support and programmatic expertise in the access to capital workshop.  Other sponsors, collaborators, keynote speakers, and special guests will be announced in the next following days.

For tickets, vendor opportunities and additional information, please visit THIS LINK.

This event is facilitated by the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) a nonprofit and catalyst for investment, collaborative work and positive narrative within the Latino community in Georgia.

We Stand Against Hate



The white supremacist demonstrations this past weekend, and our response to these acts defines us on a deep level.

This is a moment where we, civic society, should declare and make abundantly clear that racial superiority is not a value or a thought aligned with the American ideals of democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity, equality and justice for all.  These values are what we, Americans (including both American-born and Americans-by-choice individuals) work for and embody every single day.

Freedom and opportunity to prosper and succeed for families and children, achieved through hard work regardless of social class or circumstances of birth are what makes this country great.

We condemn the violence and we are devastated by the deaths of Heather Heye, and Virginia State Policemen H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Bates.

We join the grieving families of those lost, in pain and injured both physically and emotionally by these deplorable events.

The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) will continue to build our organizations, share a narrative that is true to our hard working, resilient, innovative and generous community and create opportunities to identify, grow and promote leadership and civic engagement.

We stand with so many, the majority of this country, against hate.

We are in this together.

12 of the Top Latin American Chefs join Ser Familia’s “Celebrating Our Heritage” Annual Fundraising and Tasting Event


The leader in educational, empowerment and effective communication programs for Latino families in Georgia.


Offices in Acworth, Marietta and Buford
Tel. (678) 363 3079
For more information, please contact:
Belisa Urbina, Executive Director

12 of the Top Latin American Chefs join Ser Familia’s “Celebrating Our Heritage” Annual Fundraising and Tasting Event

Atlanta, Georgia (21 June, 2017) – Ser Familia, a leading nonprofit offering educational and leadership programs to strengthen, revitalize, and equip Latino youth, couples, and families in Georgia, is proud to announce that four new chefs are joining its annual fundraising event “Celebrating Our Heritage,” providing unique Latin American cuisine tasting.

“This year, we have a record of 12 chefs supporting Ser Familia and sharing their delicious creations with attendees and organization sponsors.  We are grateful for the overwhelming support of the hospitality and culinary community and are excited to see and taste their selections!” said Belisa Urbina, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the organization.

In addition to tasting tables, “Celebrating Our Heritage” features Red Hare Beer, Coca-Cola products, Spanish wine and J.R. Revelry Bourbon to pair the culinary offerings

Brazilian singer Sonya and DJ Mauricio Velez will perform throughout the evening and a silent auction featuring chef tables and Latin American art round up a distinctive Latin American experience.

“Celebrating Our Heritage” is scheduled on September 8th at Spring Hall (7130 Buford Highway NE).  Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and auction begin at 7:00pm.

Chefs joining Ser Familia in 2017 include:

Exec. Chef Julio Delgado I Winner of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen Show
Exec. Chef Benny Vega I Kennesaw State University
Exec. Chef Andre Gomez I Porch Light Kitchen and recognized as one of ATL’s 50 Best Restaurants
Exec. Chef Nagib Sued I Flick Dinning
Exec. Chef Raúl Thomas I Marietta’s New Theater in the Square
Chef Mikel Arnold I The Freakin Incan
Chef Pablo Colón I Pablo Juan Bakery & Cafe
Chef Adrian Villarreal I R real Tacos
Chef Oscar Mendívil I Tapa Tapa and Apres Diem Restaurants
Chef Héctor Santiago I El Super Pan and Bravo Channel ‘s Top Chef
Chef s Dan and Ticha Krinsky I Fuego’s Dancing Fork

For tickets and more details, please visit: http://serfamilia.org/events/