The #DearGeorgia_It’sTime campaign launched last time with the belief that all Georgia voters should be included in our democracy. In just 6 weeks, we won a major victory to expand language access for Georgia voters. Dekalb County becomes the first county to voluntarily provide resources and sample ballots in Spanish and Korean. This effort, led … Continue reading The Latino Community Fund Strongly Supports and Celebrates Dekalb County’s Efforts for an Inclusive People’s Democracy
Economic recovery strategies have historically left behind Black and Brown folxs, immigrants and Limited English proficient communities. As an organization, we are committed to ensure that ALL communities receive investments so they can continue feeding their families and keeping a roof over their head.
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) recognizes the need to mobilize and organize against institutional racism and White Supremacy and inequivocably affirms that Black Lives Matter.
GRACIAS! Thank you to all our member organizations, partners and volunteers that have helped compile this information Limited resources are available in Georgia for non-English speakers. This is a working document compiling specific efforts, resources and materials in Spanish or with language access (in Spanish primarily) as well as resources available to individuals with limited … Continue reading COVID 19 INFO + RESOURCES EN ESPAÑOL
Atlanta, Georgia – April 24, 2019 – The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), unveiled today key findings from the 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study, the first of its kind in the state of Georgia. The research study was a collaboration with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), researchers from Emory Goizueta Business School, the University of … Continue reading Latino Community Fund Unveils Findings of the 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study in Collaboration with the UGA SBDC Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD)
Earlier today, media outlets reported that a number of jurors at the US Supreme Court seemed ready to allow the Trump administration to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census. The Latino Community Fund joins hundreds of nonprofit and philanthropic partners in standing firm against the inclusion of the citizenship question in the … Continue reading The 2020 Census is Critical to All Communities in the Country
U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals You can learn more about DACA and who qualifies HERE. Hate-Crime Bill in Georgia – Where we stand Crimes against people based on race, ethnicity, and identity are abhorrent. The world has suffered through countless tragedies inflicted on a people because of who they are. … Continue reading On SCOTUS DACA Decision and the Hate-Crimes Bill
Over 700,000 DACA recipients across the country are anxiously awaiting the decision from the Supreme Court upholding -or not- the Trump Administration decision to terminate the program. Today, we are featuring a blog post by a DACAmented colleague in an effort to center on the voices of those directly affected by this decision. (Reposted with … Continue reading In The Valley I Will Lift My Eyes To Those Of You Who CHOSE To See Us There
Shared with permission from the team at Welcoming Atlanta that led the translation of this document Lo que necesita saber ¿Cuándo empieza y cuánto tiempo dura? La orden comenzó a las 6PM el viernes 3 de abril del 2020 y sigue hasta las 11:59 PM del lunes 13 de abril del 2020. ¿Qué significa “refugio … Continue reading Orden de Refugio en el Hogar (Georgia)
PUEDE DESCARGAR AQUÍ GRAFICOS EN ESPAÑOL PARA ENTENDER MEJOR EL PAQUETE DE ALIVIO ECONÓMICO Y SI USTED CALIFICA. ATLANTA 26 de Marzo, 2020.– El Senado estadounidense aprobó un histórico paquete de estímulo de $2 billones de dólares para incentivar una economía impactada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Esta es una de las iniciativas de mayor … Continue reading EL PAQUETE DE AYUDA ECONÓMICA: UNOS SE BENEFICIAN OTROS QUEDAN EXCLUIDOS
Teodoro Maus showed us how to love fiercely. He was a man of many talents and identities, an architect, an artist, a community organizer, a film director, a diplomat, a philanthropist, a radio host, an activist, a father, a husband, a mentor and a friend to many. Teodoro was from the generation when personal branding … Continue reading Don Teo, Rest in Power, Your Work Lives On
Latino Community Fund of Georgia continues to shed the light on those working towards improving the circumstances of the Latinx community. Some of these individuals are well on their way to being the leaders of tomorrow. Pedro Jose Viloria has been advocating for the Latinx community as the Program Coordinator for Community Engagement and Development … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month: Pedro Viloria
As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by shining light on those who contribute towards our community, we must not forget the successes being achieved by the disadvantaged younger generations; they are the ones who will continue to confront ever-evolving political and social issues. Jonathan Peraza is a graduate school student at Georgia State … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month: Jonathan Peraza
Celebrating our heritage is a year-round commitment. During Hispanic Heritage Month, LCF likes to doubly emphasize the work being undertaken that benefits our local community here in Georgia. America Gruner founded the Coalicion de Lideres Latinos (CLILA) without any outside funds or employees; her goal was to help Latinx in her community in North West … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month: America Gruner
It was a beautiful morning and after a 4 hour drive and a 15 minute presentation at the South Georgia NonProfit Network Conference on 2020 Census, I drove to Tifton to meet with students from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and talk about Hispanic Heritage Month and the work our team at the Latino … Continue reading We Need More People to Care About South Georgia
While National Hispanic Heritage Month officially started on September 15th, already thousands of Latinx/Hispanics in Georgia have shared their love for their culture, traditions and community in one or more of the many celebrations our member and partner organizations have led in the state. Whereas is art(stop by Plaza Las Americas in Gwinnett and vote for your favorite … Continue reading Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in Georgia
Throughout the year, the Latino Community Fund along with our members and partners seeks to promote, amplify, strengthen, and support the Latinx community throughout Georgia. The period between September 15 – October 15 has officially been designated to further highlight and celebrate our diverse and vibrant community. We are issuing this calendar of events with … Continue reading Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month Calendar
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) denounces and strongly condemns the two domestic terrorists that created fear, violence and killed and injured dozens of individuals in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH. White Nationalism is a hateful ideology at the core of the vast majority of recent acts of terrorism and violence in the country. … Continue reading LCF Georgia Denounces and Condemns Domestic Terrorism, White Nationalism and White Supremacy
PREGUNTAS SOBRE EL CENSO 2019-2020 ¿Por qué estoy recibiendo formularios que dicen “censo” ahora en el 2019? Hay dos actividades distintas relacionadas al censo que están desarrollándose este año: – El American Community Survey (ACS) que generalmente es un formulario color verde con varias preguntas, (incluyendo la pregunta de la ciudadanía) es una manera de … Continue reading Preguntas sobre el censo del 2020
Member organization “El Refugio” is launching a new program assisting immigrants and asylum-seekers released from Stewart Detention Center in getting to the next step in their journey. The program is in collaboration and partnership with a number of organizations and volunteers that have been assisting in an ad-hoc basis like “Paz Amigos” in Columbus, GA. … Continue reading El Refugio Launches a Program for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2019 Georgia AAPI and Latino Census Complete Count Committees to host joint press conference post Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question Norcross, Georgia – The Supreme Court of the United States, will make their decision in regards to the controversial addition of a Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census. That … Continue reading Georgia AAPI and Latino Census Complete Count Committees to host joint press conference post Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship Question
Sergio Mendez is our new Communications and Outreach Administrator. Bienvenido!
A las 25 años, Gabriela Batista-Vargas está en su primer año de la facultad de leyes en Georgia State donde espera emplear su doctorado de leyes para resolver las injusticias socioeconómicas que dividen la sociedad por líneas raciales. Ella nació en Puerto Rico pero se crió en Orlando. Durante su adolescencia, su familia se mudó … Continue reading Gabriela Batista: Elevándose Para Amplificar Las Voces Latinx
At 25, Gabriela Batista-Vargas is currently a first-year law student at Georgia State University who hopes that her J.D. will allow her to resolve socioeconomic injustice along ethnic divides. She was born in Puerto Rico, lived in Orlando as a child, and spent her adolescence in Georgia. Upon moving to Georgia, she found that her … Continue reading Gabriela Batista: Rising Up to Amplify Latinx Voices
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), announces the appointment of three new Board directors for the 2019 – 2020 term, effective January 1st. In alphabetical order, the new members are: Daniela Demaria, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Solutions Fifth Third Bank. Daniela has 20 years of C-Suite experience in the US … Continue reading LCF Georgia Announces 2019 Board of Directors
Families and individuals have been moving cities, towns, countries since the beginning of times. Migration is not new, is something we all do or have done looking for better opportunities, sometimes survival. Our immigration system needs serious reform and in the last two years, policies like DACA repeal, Family Separation and shutting down asylum claims … Continue reading There is no crisis threating America related to border control or immigration.
Cuando Shayla Rodríguez (16 años) tenía 8 años, su mamá tenía que trabajar dos trabajos para mantenerla a ella y a sus otras hermanas. Ella explica que su hermana mayor, Berenice (hoy tiene 25 años), se convirtió en su “mamá, papá, hermana mayor, amiga, y fue quien la crió”. Cuando Berenice estaba en el 7to … Continue reading Cuando la Defensa de los Derechos Es Cosa de Familia
When Shayla Rodriguez (16 currently) was 8, her mother had to work two jobs to support her and her sisters. She explains that her older sister, Berenice (25 currently), became her “mother, father, older sister, and friend, and raised her into the young lady she is today”. When Berenice Rodriguez was in 7th grade, she … Continue reading When Advocacy Runs in The Family
Jaime Rangel es un recipiente de DACA con una trayectoria inspiradora. Él cuenta que sus valores rurales sureños y sus valores Mexicanos son lo que le ayuda a seguir adelante y lograr sus sueños. Actualmente, Jaime se desempeña como asociado de inmigración en Georgia con FWD.US, una organización nacional fundada por líderes tecnológicos para abogar … Continue reading Un DREAMer Mexicano con Raíces Sureños
As a DACA recipient, Jaime Rangel believes his southern rural values mixed with the values his Mexican parents raised him with, will help him continue to push and achieve his endeavors. He recently accepted a position as a Georgia Immigration Associate with FWD.US, which is a national immigrant advocacy organization founded by business and tech … Continue reading A Mexican DREAMer with Southern Roots
Growing up in a poor rural community in el Salvador, Amilcar was not guaranteed access to a college education or given all of the tools necessary to go to college. However, his family taught him to work hard to accomplish his dreams, and his community taught him to always give back. Amilcar is a co-founder … Continue reading Serving Immigrants in Detention
Amílcar se crió en una comunidad humilde en el Salvador y debido a limitaciones financieras y de acceso, él siempre supo que su realidad no le garantizaba educación superior o los recursos necesarios para asistir a la universidad. Aún así, su familia le enseñó a echarle ganas y trabajar duro para lograr sus sueños. Su … Continue reading Ayudando Inmigrantes en Detención en Georgia
It was September 2015 and Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt was at Little Shop of Stories surrounded by friends and children. Everybody was asking her questions about a love story taking place in Georgia. The story was between Alma, (a Mexican quinceañera very much aware that her ticket out of poverty was education and hard work) … Continue reading Provoking Reflection Through Youth Adult Books, Marie Marquardt