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
(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
(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.
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
(We are reposting from the OnUp Suntrust site with permission from Yeny.If you want to read the original article, please click here) As a college student studying finance in Colombia, Yeny Malaver, now 37, faced a grim reality: Even once she completed her degree, a career might always be out of reach. “I didn’t have … Continue reading Every dollar I saved would get me closer to my dream
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 article was originally published by Georgia Health News, a nonprofit covering health news in the state. This piece is the ninth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and … Continue reading For immigrant workers, corporate health plans can be an awkward fit
You wouldn’t exactly expect to find a historic theatre nestled in the heart of Marietta Square to be producing the longest running off-Broadway Latin play, would you? Well, that perception is exactly what the team at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square is working to change. Artistic director Emil Thomas is a southern gentleman with … Continue reading Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, Latino Owned & Managed, Has One Goal: To Create Theatre That is Inclusive of All