Happy child, happy family – holidays

Holidays are for sharing, and with your support, families in Baltimore will have the opportunity to enjoy and smile. You will support parents, and their children from the comfort of your home. We have identified the families who need some support, and they told us what they need. Any amount is welcome, please consider to donate the minimum or more to help us reach our goal. Donations start on Friday November 11, and end on December 11, 5pm EST. Go to the donation page. Food donations are also accepted (dry non-perishable food like – no cans, beans, lentils, Maseca flour, … Continue reading

Centro SOL is here with and for you. Centro SOL está aquí con y para ustedes.

Amigos y amigas, estamos aquí por y para ustedes. Seguiremos trabajando con mucho respeto y aprecio por nuestra comunidad, por la equidad en salud y oportunidad para los Latinos. Message from our directors (text below): Dear Friends, The results of the 2016 election have shocked the world. We know that our community has been one of the most affected by the rhetoric of this campaign. At Centro SOL, we pledge to navigate these uncertain times together with you, advocating for family unity and respect for the human dignity of all our neighbors, regardless of race, ethnicity, or country of origin. … Continue reading

Centro SOL Community Service Award

9.16.2016 – Centro SOL launched the Hispanic Heritage Month with two celebrations: on September 13 at the undergraduate campus at Johns Hopkins University, a documentary screening that shared the stories of undocumented Latino students who demonstrate that perseverance, hard work, and dreams can never be defeated. And on September 16 with the Liver Rounds at the School of Medicine, an opportunity for students and faculty to meet out of a classroom setting. During the Liver Rounds, it is our pleasure to award two outstanding members of the Hopkins family who dedicate their time to support our mission and serve the most … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month – our youth recognized

The Hispanic Heritage Month has a still-new history as a celebration in the U.S. It was established to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the Latino and Hispanic community. Today we would like to recognize the hard work that parents put into their children’s education, today, thanks to those efforts we can see young Latinos like Jose Dominguez, and Jennifer Mendez, awarded by Baltimore’s Mayor, as Emerging Leaders. Hard work pays off, and we can see the hard work these two young Latinos are the example of that. Jennifer graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute high school with honors, she was a … Continue reading

New team member – Kassandra Quintanilla

Este verano se unió al equipo de Centro SOL, Kassandra Quintanilla, esta joven Latina original de Maryland se graduó en Biología en la Universidad de Johns Hopkins y ahora está preparando su acceso a la escuela de medicina. This past summer, we received a new team member, Kassandra Quintanilla, this young Latina original from Maryland, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and now she is preparing her path to medicine. Hi! My name is Kassandra Quintanilla, but I like to be called Kitty. I’m 22 years old, and my family is Salvadoran.  I’m here … Continue reading

Vouchers to get flu shots – cupón para vacuna de la gripe

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health HHS and Walgreens collaborate to provide more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers for uninsured and underinsured Americans as flu season kicks off. Read press release Download flyer Cupones para obtener vacunas de la gripe Patient calls: 1 800 925 4733 Selects option for Spanish or English Selects option “Otra opción”/”Other option” as the reason for calling Representative will answer the phone in English Patient indicates they don’t speak English, and representative makes the connection with interpreter line It may take a while (patient must be … Continue reading

Muevetón – Move it on 2016 – another great success for health and community

On September 17, on its fourth anniversary, Muevetón  opened with a 5K fun race at Patterson Park. The event received around 300 neighbors, adults and families, who enjoyed of a free healthy breakfast, health resources, physical activity, giveaways, and more. With more than 20 providers, this annual event was presented by Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms and Centro SOL, and sponsored for second consecutive year by Medicine for the Greater Good at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Thank you all for your support and participation at 2016 Muevetón/Move it on! Here is a sneak peek of the event. Adelanto de todas … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … 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 … Continue reading