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
(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
Just a few days ago, while in San Francisco attending the Hispanics in Philanthropy conference, my conversation with Karla Vasquez from United We Dream in Tennessee was interrupted by frantic messages on her phone. A meat processing factory had been raided by ICE and 97 line workers had been detained in what civil rights organizations … Continue reading Not a “Latino Issue” this is about America
Sara J. González was a force to be reckoned with. During my first week working at a local nonprofit, people often mentioned her as reminder and inspiration of what we could do if we strived for excellence and if we worked hard. Never mind that it had been years since she had actually worked there. … Continue reading Sara J. Gonzalez, a Transformative Force In Atlanta. Her Legacy Lives.
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) had its first 2018 Membership Meeting and convening with representatives of 21 Latino-led and Latino-serving organizations across the state. We are grateful to The Coca-Cola Company for welcoming in their home and hosting our meeting. Three specific priority areas were discussed: a) 2020 CENSUS Galeo.org will be leading the … Continue reading 2018-2020 Latino Community Fund Strategic Priorities
Marcy Ramos, originally from Mexico, arrived in Atlanta twenty years ago. Her love for knitting precedes her love for our city by 10 years. Mary began knitting while pregnant with her first child, her mother-in-law taught her and it quickly became a hobby to distract her. A few years ago, her best friend, Esther Moreno … Continue reading Marcy Ramos, The Lady of Crochet
In March 2007, Angélica and a group of friends drove from Alabama to Atlanta to attend the concert of a Venezuelan band. That weekend, she met Bo Young at a social event. A year later, they would get married and start a legacy of community work and philanthropic investments across communities. During February, the month … Continue reading The Angélica and Bo Young High School Scholarship