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
We are building this post based on an April 2017 CNN article as it provides excellent background information on the Areu brothers. You can access the original article here. Ozzie and Will Areu announced earlier this month the launch of AREU BROS. a studio venture including a large multi-media campus for music, tech, motion pictures … Continue reading Success is Being Able to Take Care of Family. The Areu Bros. Story
Half Salvadorian and half Cuban, Antonio arrived in the US when he was seven years old. Raised in Miami, he was pushed by his mother to learn English, to assimilate to the fusion of Latin American cultures in Miami and to excel in school. In an effort to access better educational opportunities, Antonio’s mother moved … Continue reading Georgia in 10 Years, Depends on Us
Latinas in Georgia seem to be making gains not only in terms of voter participation (outpacing national voter participation) but also appearing on the ballots as candidates for office. A community in transition, over one million strong, incredibly entrepreneurial and innovative; Latinx in our state are stepping up to the plate and making significant progress … Continue reading Latinas Are Stepping Up To Political Participation
Written by Anton Flores-Maisonet, founder of Alterna Community and Casa Alterna in LaGrange, Georgia. This essay was originally published on the Casa Alterna Facebook page on September 6. Re-published with permission from Anton. Tuesday morning one of my new neighbors was ambushed by ICE officials. He is currently detained and now faces possible deportation. Cloaked in … Continue reading Lurking Behind the Gospel Welcome
When Monica left Peru in 1998 to live in Florida, it was really tough and she struggled, as a teenagers and immigrant, to find her own identity and accept and understand her new home. It would not be until she was 24 when she moved to Georgia on a full scholarship to attend SCAD where started … Continue reading Artists Soaking in Communities, Living Walls.
When Sam Zamarripa co-founded the “The Essential Economy Council”, a nonprofit dedicated to provide credible, local research and data on the economic value of a segment of workers that perform low-skilled, often manual yet essential work in Georgia; many of us were pleasantly surprised and energized at having Zamarripa’s cunning mind and voice in the public … Continue reading "In the Beginning, God Said Let, and the Rest is Just Spectacle." The Literary Debut of Sam Zamarripa