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

“Estamos pasando por cosas muy delicadas” – Los Inmigrantes de Baltimore

In support of Latino immigrants in Baltimore, our colleague Alizay Jalisi has prepared a series of posts to tell their stories. Estamos pasando por cosas muy delicadas “Mi niña fue abusada sexualmente. Yo sentía culpa la más dolorosa…como un golpe. No pensaba que era nuestra realidad. Ahora estamos viviendo nuestra vida normal…pienso que estamos mejor. Pero hay días que recuerdo ese día. Por eso, estamos evitando cosas negativas en la tele. Yo también tengo que ver a la psicóloga. Me frustra que soy inmigrante, que no tengo seguro…muchas cosas. Y soy madre soltera. Siento deprimida, como sola.” “We are having a … Continue reading

Annual Health Fair

Since 2015, Centro SOL has hosted an annual health fair early in the year, to kick off healthy resolutions for our families. In 2017, the annual health fair has the “health resources for all” (recursos de salud para todos) theme, to empower the community to utilize existing resources and to prevent conditions like diabetes or hypertension. In response to the growing Latino population in the Bayview/Greektown/Highlandtown and Dundalk areas, the health fair will take place at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School. With the strongest support of The Judy Center at John Ruhrah and the Community School Coordinator Office. We are thankful … Continue reading

Holiday Celebration – a welcoming night

On December 22, 2016 with all kinds of support of many, the holiday Campaign “Happy Child, Happy Family” was a great success. The night took place at Living Classrooms Patterson Park, and hosted 200 individuals including adults and children, celebrating a special holiday night. The celebration mobilized dozens of people who supported at different capacities, from packing to shopping, to delivering gifts and serving dinner. Watch the video here/Mira el video del evento. Thank you to all the individual donors, and corporate sponsors who contributed to make 2016 Holiday Campaign “Happy Child, Happy Family” a warm and great success. Special thanks to BB&T … Continue reading

Johns Hopkins – Anuncio sobre estudiantes indocumentados residentes en los Estados Unidos en la universidad

En un anuncio que se hizo público el pasado Lunes 19 de diciembre de 2016, el presidente Ronald J. Daniels y el rector Snil Kumar de la Universidad de Johns Hopkins, emitieron un comunicado sobre los estudiantes indocumentados que residen en los Estados Unidos y estudian en la Universidad. El anuncio completo lo puedes encontrar en la publicación HUB. En el anuncio se indica: Que Johns Hopkins se ha unido a varias universidades del país en un llamado de atención a los líderes para defender y expandir el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Que la … Continue reading

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

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

Reading and connecting

July 7.- ¡Grandes noticias! Great news Centro SOL has been awarded by the B’More Read More organization with a Little Free Library to be placed at our Children’s Medical Practice at Johns Hopkins Bayview. With this project, we connect Baltimore Latino families to programs promoting reading and school readiness. Books will be available at no cost at the clinic for any children and their families, and we are planning to stuck it with bilingual books, to reduce the language barrier to make this experience mom-child more pleasant. The B’More Read More is a coalition part of the Fund for Educational Excellence