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.
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
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
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
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
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
(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.