A few days ago, I visited the CPACS building in Chamblee, just off Buford Highway. To say that I was surprised; would be an understatement. I found half of the waiting room filled by Latinos. While CPACS was created to primarily serve the Pan-Asian population; it also serves daily a good number of Latinos, African … Continue reading Center for Pan-Asian Community Services
“LaAmistad” began assisting Hispanic students with homework and their parents with ESL (English as a Second Language) in 2000. The unlikely hero was the Director of Recreation for a Gym @ Peachtree Presbyterian Church who saw a need and jumped to helped. Over the years, “LaAmistad” (Friendship in English); a religious based non-profit based in … Continue reading LaAmistad, A Decade of Successful Programming
Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition – Promotoras de Salud are community health advisors that bring cancer awareness, early detection and prevention to the Hispanic Latino population of Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties of Northwest Georgia. The NWGA Promotoras also provide healthcare services and one-on-one education, and patient navigation services when needed. NWGA Promotoras help … Continue reading NWGA Cancer Coalition Promotoras de Salud
This post is based on an original article posted on La Voz Latina, a monthly bilingual publication covering “Low Country” (Southeast Georgia and South Carolina). To download their March edition, please click here) The girls in Troop 30634 led by Andrea Hinojosa call themselves “Green Teens”. They are on their third year of a “Challenge … Continue reading Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Are Changing Lives
Doing what we can, with what we have, now Op-ed by Alyse Lopez-Salm, MPH, CHES This past week I received an email from a former Spanish-speaking client who has been working diligently to rebuild her life after leaving an abusive partner several years ago. She wanted to let me know that she signed-up for health … Continue reading The Affordable Care Act and healthcare coverage in Latino Communities
Our spotlight this month goes to “HoPe – Hispanic Organization Promoting Education”. An incredible non-profit organization ran entirely by student volunteers. I first learned about HoPe when they launched their GLOW Dance Contest last year. I became very interested in the work they do and their creative and engaging approach. HoPe started in 2009 to … Continue reading "HoPe – Hispanic Organization Promoting Education"