The #DearGeorgia_It’sTime campaign launched last time with the belief that all Georgia voters should be included in our democracy. In just 6 weeks, we won a major victory to expand language access for Georgia voters. Dekalb County becomes the first county to voluntarily provide resources and sample ballots in Spanish and Korean. This effort, led … Continue reading The Latino Community Fund Strongly Supports and Celebrates Dekalb County’s Efforts for an Inclusive People’s Democracy
Economic recovery strategies have historically left behind Black and Brown folxs, immigrants and Limited English proficient communities. As an organization, we are committed to ensure that ALL communities receive investments so they can continue feeding their families and keeping a roof over their head.
U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals You can learn more about DACA and who qualifies HERE. Hate-Crime Bill in Georgia – Where we stand Crimes against people based on race, ethnicity, and identity are abhorrent. The world has suffered through countless tragedies inflicted on a people because of who they are. … Continue reading On SCOTUS DACA Decision and the Hate-Crimes Bill
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) recognizes the need to mobilize and organize against institutional racism and White Supremacy and inequivocably affirms that Black Lives Matter.
Over 700,000 DACA recipients across the country are anxiously awaiting the decision from the Supreme Court upholding -or not- the Trump Administration decision to terminate the program. Today, we are featuring a blog post by a DACAmented colleague in an effort to center on the voices of those directly affected by this decision. (Reposted with … Continue reading In The Valley I Will Lift My Eyes To Those Of You Who CHOSE To See Us There
Shared with permission from the team at Welcoming Atlanta that led the translation of this document Lo que necesita saber ¿Cuándo empieza y cuánto tiempo dura? La orden comenzó a las 6PM el viernes 3 de abril del 2020 y sigue hasta las 11:59 PM del lunes 13 de abril del 2020. ¿Qué significa “refugio … Continue reading Orden de Refugio en el Hogar (Georgia)
PUEDE DESCARGAR AQUÍ GRAFICOS EN ESPAÑOL PARA ENTENDER MEJOR EL PAQUETE DE ALIVIO ECONÓMICO Y SI USTED CALIFICA. ATLANTA 26 de Marzo, 2020.– El Senado estadounidense aprobó un histórico paquete de estímulo de $2 billones de dólares para incentivar una economía impactada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Esta es una de las iniciativas de mayor … Continue reading EL PAQUETE DE AYUDA ECONÓMICA: UNOS SE BENEFICIAN OTROS QUEDAN EXCLUIDOS
GRACIAS! Thank you to all our member organizations, partners and volunteers that have helped compile this information Limited resources are available in Georgia for non-English speakers. This is a working document compiling specific efforts, resources and materials in Spanish or with language access (in Spanish primarily) as well as resources available to individuals with limited … Continue reading COVID 19 INFO + RESOURCES EN ESPAÑOL
Teodoro Maus showed us how to love fiercely. He was a man of many talents and identities, an architect, an artist, a community organizer, a film director, a diplomat, a philanthropist, a radio host, an activist, a father, a husband, a mentor and a friend to many. Teodoro was from the generation when personal branding … Continue reading Don Teo, Rest in Power, Your Work Lives On
It was a beautiful morning and after a 4 hour drive and a 15 minute presentation at the South Georgia NonProfit Network Conference on 2020 Census, I drove to Tifton to meet with students from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and talk about Hispanic Heritage Month and the work our team at the Latino … Continue reading We Need More People to Care About South Georgia
While National Hispanic Heritage Month officially started on September 15th, already thousands of Latinx/Hispanics in Georgia have shared their love for their culture, traditions and community in one or more of the many celebrations our member and partner organizations have led in the state. Whereas is art(stop by Plaza Las Americas in Gwinnett and vote for your favorite … Continue reading Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in Georgia
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) denounces and strongly condemns the two domestic terrorists that created fear, violence and killed and injured dozens of individuals in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH. White Nationalism is a hateful ideology at the core of the vast majority of recent acts of terrorism and violence in the country. … Continue reading LCF Georgia Denounces and Condemns Domestic Terrorism, White Nationalism and White Supremacy
PREGUNTAS SOBRE EL CENSO 2019-2020 ¿Por qué estoy recibiendo formularios que dicen “censo” ahora en el 2019? Hay dos actividades distintas relacionadas al censo que están desarrollándose este año: – El American Community Survey (ACS) que generalmente es un formulario color verde con varias preguntas, (incluyendo la pregunta de la ciudadanía) es una manera de … Continue reading Preguntas sobre el censo del 2020
Member organization “El Refugio” is launching a new program assisting immigrants and asylum-seekers released from Stewart Detention Center in getting to the next step in their journey. The program is in collaboration and partnership with a number of organizations and volunteers that have been assisting in an ad-hoc basis like “Paz Amigos” in Columbus, GA. … Continue reading El Refugio Launches a Program for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2019 Georgia AAPI and Latino Census Complete Count Committees to host joint press conference post Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question Norcross, Georgia – The Supreme Court of the United States, will make their decision in regards to the controversial addition of a Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census. That … Continue reading Georgia AAPI and Latino Census Complete Count Committees to host joint press conference post Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question
Sergio Mendez is our new Communications and Outreach Administrator. Bienvenido!
Atlanta, Georgia – April 24, 2019 – The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), unveiled today key findings from the 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study, the first of its kind in the state of Georgia. The research study was a collaboration with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), researchers from Emory Goizueta Business School, the University of … Continue reading Latino Community Fund Unveils Findings of the 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study in Collaboration with the UGA SBDC Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD)
Earlier today, media outlets reported that a number of jurors at the US Supreme Court seemed ready to allow the Trump administration to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census. The Latino Community Fund joins hundreds of nonprofit and philanthropic partners in standing firm against the inclusion of the citizenship question in the … Continue reading The 2020 Census is Critical to All Communities in the Country
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), announces the appointment of three new Board directors for the 2019 – 2020 term, effective January 1st. In alphabetical order, the new members are: Daniela Demaria, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Solutions Fifth Third Bank. Daniela has 20 years of C-Suite experience in the US … Continue reading LCF Georgia Announces 2019 Board of Directors
Families and individuals have been moving cities, towns, countries since the beginning of times. Migration is not new, is something we all do or have done looking for better opportunities, sometimes survival. Our immigration system needs serious reform and in the last two years, policies like DACA repeal, Family Separation and shutting down asylum claims … Continue reading There is no crisis threating America related to border control or immigration.
It was September 2015 and Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt was at Little Shop of Stories surrounded by friends and children. Everybody was asking her questions about a love story taking place in Georgia. The story was between Alma, (a Mexican quinceañera very much aware that her ticket out of poverty was education and hard work) … Continue reading Provoking Reflection Through Youth Adult Books, Marie Marquardt
(This post was originally published as part of MC USA’s Immigration Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative. It is here re-published with permission from the writer, Anton Flores-Maisonet. Anton Flores-Maisonet is the co-founder of Casa Alterna, a hospitality house located in a Guatemalan neighborhood in Georgia and devoted to faithful acts of mercy and justice.) During the funeral … Continue reading “That tasted good” said Marlon, to which I replied, “Jesus usually does.”
We continue, during this Hispanic Heritage Month, highlighting the work of community members and also of hard-working allies. In this story, we feature Holly Patrick, a board member of El Refugio, a ministry of hospitality for immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center and their families. Holly has a Master’s Degree in Public Health Rollins School of Public … Continue reading I am lucky to have the opportunity to provide a service that meets a very real and immediate need – Holly Patrick
“Vamos Ladies” A Latina on a Social Entrepreneurship Journey
During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be profiling some of the stories of contributions from Latinos in Georgia, but for the first time, we will also be featuring some non-Latinos that are great allies to the community with excellent work and dedication. Here is one of those stories featuring Marty Rosenbluth from the Polanco Firm) … Continue reading The Voice of Marty Rosenbluth
A few months ago, we received a call from Vecinos de Buford Highway, (community organization member of LCF Georgia) about a family that was at risk of becoming homeless. The family in question, had children, American citizens and had been illegally evicted from their apartment along Buford Highway. The story was clearly one of retaliation. … Continue reading Michael Eshman, Half Gringo-Half Colombiano Making a Difference
Twelve years ago, América Gruner struggled along friends and neighbors to have elected officials and leaders listen to their requests in Dalton, Georgia. The demand for workers that existed during the 1980s economic boom, that lead carpet mills to aggressively recruit Latino workers had slowed down and while it was clear that in a few … Continue reading Coalition of Latino Leaders in Dalton, it is Time to Support Grassroots Leadership
The first time I heard the word “labor”, I heard it from my father. In his broken English. Enveloped on his Spanish accent. Surrounded by Spanish words. It was the only English word in his sentence. I had never heard it before, I was a kid. And I asked him what it was. The first … Continue reading He defined the word LABOR for me. He is an immigrant and my father.
(During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be profiling some of the stories of contributions from Latinos in Georgia, but for the first time, we will also be featuring some non-Latinos that are great allies to the community with excellent work and dedication. Here is one of those stories written by Ric Stewart, a volunteer with Casa … Continue reading Casa Colibri Opens its Doors in Ocilla
The Hispanic Federation and Latino Community Fund of Georgia have announced the launch of a non-partisan, statewide Latino voter registration and mobilization initiative in Georgia. The “Latinos for Democracy” Initiative focuses on registering Hispanic eligible voters for the November mid-term elections and encouraging existing Latino voters to participate in this year’s elections. The coordinated … Continue reading Latinos for Democracy #EstamosAqui
The annual Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events in Georgia is out! The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) aggregates and consolidates information from member and partner organizations as well as key events highlighting Latinx / Hispanic community contributions during the months of September and October. All events included in the calendar are hosted by nonprofit agencies, … Continue reading 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar is OUT!
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