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

Verano – Recursos para padres

La clínica de pediatría del Centro Médico de Johns Hopkins Bayview ofrece durante los meses de verano clases para padres basadas en un currículo integrador para conocer cómo mejorar la relación con los niños y hacer más eficiente las relaciones con ellos. Las sesiones tienen lugar los Miércoles de 9:30-11am en el campus de Bayview, Mason F. Lord East tower. Puede registrarse llamando al 410-550-6971. Parenting classess offered at no cost for parents, in Spanish. Child supervision and transportation provided. Call 410-550-6971 for more information.

Spring in Community

Spring brings busy months for us, with several events at Hopkins and in the community to promote equity in health and opportunity for Latinos. That is why Spring is definitely one of our favorite seasons! Here are some highlights. Si usted asistió al Día del Niño o a la Feria Latina, estaremos rifando estos regalos como aprecio por seguirnos. Siga la página de Facebook JHCENTROSOL para estar al tanto de todo lo que pasa en la comunidad. Y cuéntenos cómo cuida de su salud y la de su familia.  

Heart of the School

Congratulations to Ms. Donnelly John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School principal, on receiving the Heart of the School Award, for her dedication. We want to highlight her support to a diverse population and willingness to partner with organizations to improve the well-being of each family. ¡Felicidades!Fund for Educational Excellence In partnership with the Judy Center at John Ruhrah, Centro SOL offers weekly educational and physical activity sessions to parents at the school as part of the Diabetes Prevention Program.  Read Ms. Donnelly’s blog post on her career at http://educationpost.org/meet-a-baltimore-principal-who-after-42-years-is-still-showing-heart/ Photo-Educationpost.org

BCPS CEO April Letter – Carta del Director Ejecutivo de Escuelas de Baltimore

April 22, 2016 Dear City Schools Students, Families, Community Members, and Friends, The end of April marks the one-year anniversary of the unrest following Freddie Gray’s death. It will be a challenging time for Baltimore. I am writing to share with you the resources we will have in place to support students and staff and the changes the district has made to help students learn from last April’s events. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is, and always will be, our primary concern. Social workers and mental health professionals are available at every school for students who … Continue reading

American Red Cross: The Migration Conference

On March 16 2016, Centro SOL has the opportunity to be part of the Migration Conference organized by the American Red Cross “Community Resilience: Evolving Perspective and Approaches to Migration”. During this conference, our codirector was the master of ceremonies, serving not only to introduce the panels, and speakers, but also as a representative of the hard work done by our center: Dr. Sarah Polk, MD, MPH, Medical Director, JHBMC Children’s Medical Practice, and CoDirector, Centro SOL. “Migration is beautiful” Walter Cotte Witingan, Regional Director for Latin America, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, summarized a day … Continue reading

It may happen today: Planes de emergencia

Have you though how ready you can be for an emergency? Ready.gov is an initiative developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland security. It provides resources, recommendations, and steps to follow in the event of a crisis including home fire, floods, extreme weather, terrorist hazards, among many others. Visit their website https://www.ready.gov/, and follow them on their social media Twitter @Readygov and Facebook @readygov. Information is available in different languages. Ha pensado si está preparado para una situación de emergencia? Ready.gov es una iniciativa desarrollada por el Departamento de Seguridad Ciudadana de los EEUU. Proporciona recursos, recomendaciones, y pasos a seguir … Continue reading