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

Centro SOL Summer Youth – Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions

Centro SOL has collaborated for the third consecutive year with the Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP) an organization that promotes the success of students from underrepresented populations—including ethnic and racial minorities, as well as first generation and low-income college students of any race—that are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and other health professions. Emilio Miret comes from New York, is currently attending Johns Hopkins University. During the summer 2017, Emilio has been the assistant coordinator for our Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program. Emilio has demonstrated tremendous committement, and passion for his work and the interaction with our … Continue reading

Monica Guerrero Vazquez, Centro SOL – awarded Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Media contacts: Dori Henry Bloomberg American Health Initiative (410) 614-2564; Dhenry21@jhu.edu Stephanie Desmon (410) 955-7619; sdesmon1@jhu.edu BLOOMBERG FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO EIGHT STUDENTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today announced its inaugural class of fellows. These eight students will receive full scholarships to earn a master of public health degree from the Bloomberg School and have committed to returning to their communities to apply their new knowledge and skills to address some of the nation’s toughest public health challenges. The Bloomberg Fellows program represents an innovative way … Continue reading

Meet our team – Kitty Quintanilla is going to med school!!

Our research coordinator, Kitty Quintanilla, has been accepted into medical school. She has been one of the Centro SOL research coordinators since 2016. Kitty will start school in summer 2017! Join us to congratulate Kitty on her way to her new adventure! Felicidades Kitty! 1. Tell me your full name Kassandra Pamela Quintanilla 2. Something about your family (where they are from) that you want to share My family is from El Salvador and they came here to escape the Salvadoran Civil War in the 1980s. Neither of them have much education, but they worked very very hard to take care … Continue reading