Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program – Gallery

We would like to extend a huge recognition to the professionals, departments, and organizations who presented and supported this year’s Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program. Read more about the program on our website. This summer we expanded our program to receive 6 students who were part of our previous sessions. Our summer scholars program had twelve students in total, new participants and returning students. Summer 2016 was sponsored by Straus Foundation, Youthworks, the Hirschhorn Foundation, and Driskill Foundation. This gallery is a summary of an intense five-week summer program that included a lot of planning, a lot of learning, and a lot of efforts. It takes a village to raise a child, and we hope that we are strengthening the education pillar of this network for our kids. Congratulations to the students, for their enthusiasm, hard work, and commitment to their futures and their communities.

Mes de la Herencia Hispana – Hispanic Heritage Month

Cada año durante el mes del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre desde 1968, en los Estados Unidos se celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta festividad reconoce las contribuciones y la presencia importante de Hispanos y Latinoamericanos en los Estados Unidos y celebra si herencia y cultura. Every year on September 15 to October 15 since 1968, in the U.S. we celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month. This festivity recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Centro SOL has celebrated this month with different events connecting Johns Hopkins and the community, and recognizing the volunteer service from students, staff and faculty with the Centro SOL Community Service Award. In 2016 we are launching the Hispanic Heritage Month Series, an outline of different events to highlight the presence of the Latino community and promote diversity … Continue reading

Teen Testimonios – closing session- última sesión

August 24.- Two months in the summer helped us to meet wonderful young Latinos, and learn more about the families and the reunification process. The participants of Teen Testimonios Summer Program attend different schools in the city (Digital, Patterson, Lakeland, Benjamin Franklin). They were part of the program because it offered “algo para hacer durante el verano que a veces no sabemos dónde enviarles” (something to do during the summer, sometimes we don’t know where to send them) told us one of the moms who attended the closing session. But we see more, the were part of the program because of their potential, we believe that providing resources to youth makes them confident and willing to succeed. The summer program was an extension of the year-long Teen Testimonios that takes place in the schools. The team behind the program recognizes that the youth participating in the program need support to … Continue reading

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