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
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
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.
(This article was originally posted at the Thought Leadership series by New American Pathways. You can read the original article HERE) The 10-year-old Maria remembers clearly the first time she turned on C-SPAN and became enticed with Congressional deliberation and debate. The interest came shortly after our fifth grade teacher had a mock election at … Continue reading Civic Engagement Regardless of Citizenship
Last week, GALEO.org released the report “2016: The Latino Electorate in Georgia Continues To Grow and To Vote”. Among several eye-opening statistics and a detailed executive summary, three specific items call attention to the particular nature and engagement of the Latinx/Hispanic community in Georgia and its importance in the future of the state. a) The … Continue reading Latino Vote in Georgia Continues to Grow and Outpaces National Latino Voter Participation