Joy for families to start 2018

Community is our way to celebrate, and that’s how we finished 2017, a challenging year for our community members. Last December 16, 2017, 50 families received presents as part of our Annual Holiday Drive, gifts included toys, winter clothes, and other items requested and very needed by the families we serve. This event was possible thanks to the generous support from donors and volunteers. For more information on the Annual Holiday Drive please contact our office by calling 410-550-1129.

Our Latino Youth: “Up and Coming”

José Domínguez, un joven mexicano, cuya capacidad de lucha y resistencia ejemplar, ha recibido el premio 2017 “Up and Coming” del Mid-Atlantic Consortium, Inc, una organización regional que se enfoca en el desarrollo de estudiantes y organizaciones. José fue uno de los primeros participantes del programa de becarios de Centro SOL en 2014, y fue invitado a participar en 2015 y 2017. El programa de becarios de Centro SOL es para estudiantes de alto nivel de rendimiento interesados en ciencias y medicina. La determinación de José en convertirse en ingeniero ha sido más grande que cualquier barrera imaginable. Él fue … Continue reading

Adopt a Family this Holiday Season- Donate Today!

One of our traditions, the Centro SOL Christmas Drive sponsors families in need to receive items they need as presents. Join us by making a donation by December 14th! If you can only cover a few items on a wish list – that’s fine – every gift counts! For more information contact our coordinator Sarahi at sjuarez6 at jhmi.edu or by phone at 410-550-1129 There are a few options to provide donations: Purchase the gifts for the family you decide to adopt (gifts can be dropped off at Centro SOL HQ – 5200 Eastern Ave. Mason F. Lord Center Tower … Continue reading

(video) DACA: At the Crossroads of Advocacy, Equity, and Health

Oct. 6 – The Health Advocacy Workgroup at Centro SOL and the Office of Public Health Practice and Training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presented this event to discuss history of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and how it impacts Baltimore, immigration and human rights, and the impact that immigration status has on health. The goal was to educate and to empower professionals who may come across temporary status holders to take action in supporting them. Watch below the full panel presentation featuring: George Escobar, Senior Director, Human Services, CASA de Maryland Leonard Rubenstein, JD, Director of … Continue reading

Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Are you a future leader in public health? Bloomberg Master of Public Health Fellows Program The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative to provide world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. When fully implemented, each year, 50 fellows will receive full-tuition scholarships to attain the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School’s Master of Public Health (MPH), the most well-known and respected public health degree in the world. Following graduation, Bloomberg Fellows will work for at least one year for such organizations, putting their new skills to use. These individuals and organizations will then join a … Continue reading

Special issue: Summer Summary

Bloomberg American Health Initiative Centro SOL has become part of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative as our program coordinator Monica Guerrero Vazquez is one of the eight fellows to earn a master of public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The fellowship program represents an innovative way to train the next generation of public health leaders, as it requires not only a commitment to public health practice from the students, but also a commitment of collaboration from the organizations for which they already work. Monica will be collaborating with Centro SOL in her new role and will return … Continue reading

#DACA – Centro SOL Special Announcement

Querida comunidad, El anuncio de hoy con respecto a DACA va a impactar a muchos, incluyendo amigos y familiares. El efecto de esta decisión sobre las vidas de jóvenes Latinos persiguiendo sus sueños, ayudando a nuestras comunidades, y siendo líderes con su ejemplo, es devastador. Por favor sepan que en Centro SOL seguiremos apoyándolos en la manera que podamos, y haremos lo posible para luchar contra esta injusticia. Dras. Kathleen Page and Sarah Polk, co-directoras y el equipo de Centro SOL Dear Community, The announcement about DACA will impact many, including friends and relatives. In fact, this decision about the … Continue reading

New Health Disparities Course Offered Through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Students from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine started 2017 school-year with the Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine: Health Care Disparities course. This course discusses issues on health disparites in Baltimore providing sources to understand and improve health and health care. The course directed by Dr. Rachel Thornton, was facilitated, by different various experts in health disparities. Centro SOL co-directors have also been part of this course. Read the story below. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Class of 2021 started their first year with the Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine: Health Care Disparities course. This course is designed to provide students with a … Continue reading