“That tasted good” said Marlon, to which I replied, “Jesus usually does.”


(This post was originally published as part of MC USA’s Immigration Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.  It is here re-published with permission from the writer, Anton Flores-Maisonet. Anton Flores-Maisonet is the co-founder of Casa Alterna, a hospitality house located in a Guatemalan neighborhood in Georgia and devoted to faithful acts of mercy and justice.) During the funeral … Continue reading “That tasted good” said Marlon, to which I replied, “Jesus usually does.”

I am lucky to have the opportunity to provide a service that meets a very real and immediate need – Holly Patrick


We continue, during this Hispanic Heritage Month, highlighting the work of community members and also of hard-working allies. In this story, we feature Holly Patrick, a board member of El Refugio, a ministry of hospitality for immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center and their families.  Holly has a Master’s Degree in Public Health Rollins School of Public … Continue reading I am lucky to have the opportunity to provide a service that meets a very real and immediate need – Holly Patrick

The Voice of Marty Rosenbluth


During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be profiling some of the stories of contributions from Latinos in Georgia, but for the first time, we will also be featuring some non-Latinos that are great allies to the community with excellent work and dedication. Here is one of those stories featuring Marty Rosenbluth from the Polanco Firm) … Continue reading The Voice of Marty Rosenbluth

Coalition of Latino Leaders in Dalton, it is Time to Support Grassroots Leadership


Twelve years ago, América Gruner struggled along friends and neighbors to have elected officials and leaders listen to their requests in Dalton, Georgia. The demand for workers that existed during the 1980s economic boom, that lead carpet mills to aggressively recruit Latino workers had slowed down and while it was clear that in a few … Continue reading Coalition of Latino Leaders in Dalton, it is Time to Support Grassroots Leadership

Latinos for Democracy #EstamosAqui


The Hispanic Federation and Latino Community Fund of Georgia have announced the launch of a non-partisan, statewide Latino voter registration and mobilization initiative in Georgia.  The “Latinos for Democracy” Initiative focuses on registering Hispanic eligible voters for the November mid-term elections and encouraging existing Latino voters to participate in this year’s elections.   The coordinated … Continue reading Latinos for Democracy #EstamosAqui

LCF Georgia and Lifting Latinx Voices Awarded TIMES UP Legal Defense Fund Grant


The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund awarded $750,000 in grants today to support 18 nonprofit organizations across the country serving low-wage workers who have experienced sexual harassment and related retaliation in the workplace. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is housed and administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund (NWLCF), awarded these grants … Continue reading LCF Georgia and Lifting Latinx Voices Awarded TIMES UP Legal Defense Fund Grant

The 2020 Census. Why It Matters


Every 10 years, and mandated by the US Constitution, the Census Bureau undertakes the huge task of counting every single resident in the country. The information and findings that come out of this process, impact our nation in more ways than we can imagine.  From deciding how many congressional seats a state gets (related to the … Continue reading The 2020 Census. Why It Matters

Over 10,000 Showed Up in Georgia to Say “Families Belong Together”


Two weeks ago, on a bright Sunday, over 10,000 Georgians turned out to say “Families Belong Together” (Familias Unidas, No Divididas). The event, spearheaded by the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, co-hosted by the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), Asian Americans for Advancing Justice-Atlanta, the Georgia Association for Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), the Council of … Continue reading Over 10,000 Showed Up in Georgia to Say “Families Belong Together”

Latinx-Led Nonprofits are Critical to Georgia’s Future


As we continue #CelebratingImmigrants in June, we thought appropriate to take the opportunity to release this week, a document we have been working on for close to a year and focuses primarily on immigrants leading nonprofit organizations. “Latino-Led and Latino-Serving Grassroots Organizations are Key to Georgia’s Future” is a research and data-based point of view … Continue reading Latinx-Led Nonprofits are Critical to Georgia’s Future

GALAS, focused on identifying and developing school leaders to improve the educational outcomes of Latino students in Georgia. 


(This story is written by Nury Crawford, current President of GALAS and author of the book “3,585 miles to be an American Girl”, Nury is originally from Peru and came to the US as a child) The Georgia Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (GALAS)  is our state’s only non-profit educational organization focused on identifying … Continue reading GALAS, focused on identifying and developing school leaders to improve the educational outcomes of Latino students in Georgia. 

CONTRAPUNTO, an arts collective focused​ on Latinx visual artists living and working in Atlanta and surrounding areas


(This story is written by Carlos Solis, Visual Artist and founder of Contrapunto) Contrapunto started in 2008. At the time, Atlanta was a landscape where Latino artists were not existing. Few Latin-American artists were given the opportunity to exhibit their work in main galleries or any galleries for that matter. To me, it was disconcerting … Continue reading CONTRAPUNTO, an arts collective focused​ on Latinx visual artists living and working in Atlanta and surrounding areas

Adela Lopez: “I Plan on Continuing to Give Back and Invest in Youth Like Me”


This story was written by Adela Lopez, the daughter of immigrants originally from Ahuehuepan, Guerrero, Mexico. Adela was raised along the Buford Highway corridor that spans across four cities: Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville and Norcross. Adela has participated in the art show “Ni de Aqui Ni de Alla” recently and has offered an alternative version of the … Continue reading Adela Lopez: “I Plan on Continuing to Give Back and Invest in Youth Like Me”

Welcome Pedro Jose Viloria as 2018 LCF Georgia Program Fellow


    Pedro Jose Viloria, originally from Venezuela has joined the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) as 2018 Program Fellow. Pedro received a BA from Emory University with a double major in Political Science and French Studies.  Pedro has experience with research and data analysis focused on data collection and interpretation as a Research Assistant … Continue reading Welcome Pedro Jose Viloria as 2018 LCF Georgia Program Fellow

Marcy Ramos, The Lady of Crochet


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

The Proposed Legislation for an English-Only Amendment to the Georgia Constitution Could Negatively Affect The Economic Development and Educational Attainment of ALL in Georgia.


The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) strongly believes proposed legislation S.R. 587 will negatively affect international families, entrepreneurs, and students residing in Georgia limiting both the state and their personal aspirations for economic and educational progress. 30 Fortune 1000 businesses make Georgia their home base, many of those companies bring, along with their tax revenue … Continue reading The Proposed Legislation for an English-Only Amendment to the Georgia Constitution Could Negatively Affect The Economic Development and Educational Attainment of ALL in Georgia.

Treat families in need as you would like to be treated – Hinesville, Georgia


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

A Leader is one who Loves, GALEO Latino Leaders Summit


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

LCF GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Atlanta, Georgia (October 31, 2017) – Through the generous support of community investors, and Giving Circle members; the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) announces its 2017 grant and scholarship recipients in the areas of Educational Attainment, Civic Engagement, Micro-Entrepreneurship and Arts and Sports Enrichment. These groundbreaking investments allow member organizations to further their partnership with … Continue reading LCF GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS