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.
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
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
On September 30, 2017, GALEO.org (through the GALEO Community Leadership Fund) hosted the 1st Latino Leaders Summit in partnership with OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students) at the Georgia Gwinnett College. The event aimed to develop and hone leadership skills and to educate, empower, and inspire Latino upcoming leaders from across the state, included workshops, networking … Continue reading A Leader is one who Loves, GALEO Latino Leaders Summit
(This essay was originally published by the Hispanic Organization for the Promotion of Education -HoPe- a LCF Georgia member nonprofit organization. It is re-published here with permission to help amplify the voice and story of Luis) Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Luis immigrated to the United States with his mom when he was one to reunite … Continue reading A Dose of Inspiration, Featuring Luis Otero
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
(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
Rudy Beserra, Senior Vice President of Latin Affairs at the Coca-Cola Company is receiving the 2017 Award for Leadership at the 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. A true pioneer and advocate for the Latino community across the US, Rudy has been a consistent voice and force in government, nonprofit and corporate … Continue reading Rudy Beserra, A True Pioneer for the Latino Community