6 months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico

Six months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, experts come together to discuss the Public Health Issues affecting the island and the implications for its population. When: March 27, 7pm Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sheldon Hall Presented by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Moderated by Yonaira Rivera, PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Read more about this Race in America event  Support efforts to rebuild homes in Sector Maná by donating https://www.gofundme.com/LPHNfoodexpo

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.

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

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