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
In the weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, hundreds of families moved temporarily to the mainland trying to find refuge, health care, education, and jobs. While over 150,000 Puerto Ricans moved to Florida and several thousand more to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and other states that have traditionally been part of a story of circular … Continue reading Treat families in need as you would like to be treated – Hinesville, Georgia
(This essay was originally posted @ GALEO.org website. We are re-posting in an effort to increase awareness of the voices and opinions of Latinos in Georgia) I am the son of Latino immigrants, whose footsteps crossed the deserts of Mexico, whose sweat, blood and teardrops stained the path that crossed 3 countries and 4 states … Continue reading Being Latino Means I am Breaking the Status Quo and Enlightening the World of my Culture and Heritage.
HOW TO SUPPORT PUERTO RICO FROM GEORGIA? Financial contributions are the most important way to provide support for emergency services and the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Monetary contributions pay for transportation, gasoline, skilled relief workers, construction materials, medicines, medical supplies, food and essentials for the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Donate directly to Puerto Rico via … Continue reading HOW TO SUPPORT PUERTO RICO FROM GEORGIA?
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
2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Georgia #HHMGeorgia (DOWNLOAD) *** The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) is not responsible for the information, operation or content of any of the events listed in the calendar. We aggregate information and share it with the ultimate purpose to increase investments in our community and Georgia and raise awareness … Continue reading 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Georgia
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
(This post is based on an article published by Project Q highlighting the 2017 Pride Parade Marshalls in Atlanta. You can read the entire original article here) If you have lived in Atlanta for a few years and happen to care about politics and voting rights, you have probably heard about Jerry Gonzalez. If you … Continue reading The Many Facets of Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO Executive Director, Avid Biciclyst, Community Advocate and Grand Marshal