This story was written by Adela Lopez, the daughter of immigrants originally from Ahuehuepan, Guerrero, Mexico. Adela was raised along the Buford Highway corridor that spans across four cities: Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville and Norcross. Adela has participated in the art show “Ni de Aqui Ni de Alla” recently and has offered an alternative version of the … Continue reading Adela Lopez: “I Plan on Continuing to Give Back and Invest in Youth Like Me”
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
The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund awarded $750,000 in grants today to support 18 nonprofit organizations across the country serving low-wage workers who have experienced sexual harassment and related retaliation in the workplace. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is housed and administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund (NWLCF), awarded these grants … Continue reading LCF Georgia and Lifting Latinx Voices Awarded TIMES UP Legal Defense Fund Grant
Every 10 years, and mandated by the US Constitution, the Census Bureau undertakes the huge task of counting every single resident in the country. The information and findings that come out of this process, impact our nation in more ways than we can imagine. From deciding how many congressional seats a state gets (related to the … Continue reading The 2020 Census. Why It Matters
Two weeks ago, on a bright Sunday, over 10,000 Georgians turned out to say “Families Belong Together” (Familias Unidas, No Divididas). The event, spearheaded by the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, co-hosted by the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), Asian Americans for Advancing Justice-Atlanta, the Georgia Association for Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), the Council of … Continue reading Over 10,000 Showed Up in Georgia to Say “Families Belong Together”
As we continue #CelebratingImmigrants in June, we thought appropriate to take the opportunity to release this week, a document we have been working on for close to a year and focuses primarily on immigrants leading nonprofit organizations. “Latino-Led and Latino-Serving Grassroots Organizations are Key to Georgia’s Future” is a research and data-based point of view … Continue reading Latinx-Led Nonprofits are Critical to Georgia’s Future
(This story is written by Nury Crawford, current President of GALAS and author of the book “3,585 miles to be an American Girl”, Nury is originally from Peru and came to the US as a child) The Georgia Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (GALAS) is our state’s only non-profit educational organization focused on identifying … Continue reading GALAS, focused on identifying and developing school leaders to improve the educational outcomes of Latino students in Georgia.
(This story was originally written by Luis Otero-Bravo, a student at George Washingon University School of Business). Luis is currently spending his summer in Georgia, interning with GALEO and as program fellow for LCF Georgia. Image above is from Luis and his family at the Posse Atlanta Awards Ceremony on December 16. 2017) Challenges and … Continue reading The Biggest Act of Resilience is to Obtain my Education.
(This story is written by Carlos Solis, Visual Artist and founder of Contrapunto) Contrapunto started in 2008. At the time, Atlanta was a landscape where Latino artists were not existing. Few Latin-American artists were given the opportunity to exhibit their work in main galleries or any galleries for that matter. To me, it was disconcerting … Continue reading CONTRAPUNTO, an arts collective focused on Latinx visual artists living and working in Atlanta and surrounding areas
Pedro Jose Viloria, originally from Venezuela has joined the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) as 2018 Program Fellow. Pedro received a BA from Emory University with a double major in Political Science and French Studies. Pedro has experience with research and data analysis focused on data collection and interpretation as a Research Assistant … Continue reading Welcome Pedro Jose Viloria as 2018 LCF Georgia Program Fellow
We are grateful to Betty Robles Dextre, member of the club for helping us write this article! The Atlanta Latino Lions Club founded 20 years ago, has an impeccable record of serving the community through screenings, prevention services and community assistance to families in need. A 100% volunteer group based in Marietta, the Atlanta Latino … Continue reading Atlanta Latino Lions Club, 20 Years of Service