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? 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, 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? es una iniciativa desarrollada por el Departamento de Seguridad Ciudadana de los EEUU. Proporciona recursos, recomendaciones, y pasos a seguir … Continue reading

Migration Conference: Community Resilience presented by the American Red Cross

Join the American Red Cross for our migration conference, Community Resilience: Evolving Perspectives and Approaches to Migration, on March 16, 2016. This event will bring together leading advocates, service providers and government actors to focus on strengthening and supporting the resilience of migrants and the communities in which they live. Keynote speakers include Shelly Pitterman, head of the UN Refugee Agency office in Washington, DC, and Walter Cotte, International Federation of the Red Cross Regional Director for the Americas. Panel discussion topics include migrant (re)integration, migrant mental health, protections for LGBT migrants, and migration policy challenges and opportunities. Our Master … Continue reading

Centro SOL -Bienestar Health Fair – Gallery

Los mejores momentos de la Feria de Salud 2016 Favorite moments of the Health Fair 2016 Closing National Heart Month This year’s event was themed around the National Heart Month to create awareness about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity to prevent heart disease and diabetes. This event was also a celebration of our community and its diversity. We are thankful for all the organizations that provided free services, and the hardwork of volunteers. In  addition, we thank the John Ruhrah school for facilitating the process, and the Judy Center for providing so many resources.  Extremadamente agradecidos por … Continue reading

Blizzard 2016 – Tormenta de nieve 2016

Baltimore en estado de emergencia fase 3 a partir de hoy Sábado Enero 23, 9:00pm. Sólo los vehículos de emergencia tienen permitido circular. Parking during Emergency Phase II Parking during Phase II: During this Phase II snow emergency, citizens may park at designated schools equipped with parking lots. These schools include: – Poly/Western High School at the corner of Falls Road and Coldspring Lane • Walbrook High School at 2000 Edgewood Street • Baltimore City College at 3220 The Alameda • Mervo at 3500 Hillen Road • Patterson High School at 100 Kane Street • Lake Clifton/Eastern High at 2801 … Continue reading

Enrollment vacancies in Head Start/Inscripciones abiertas para Head Start

There are open slots for Head Start in the City and two new sites opening up: St. William of York 600 Cooks Ln, Baltimore, MD 21229 Eutaw Marshburn 1624 Eutaw Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217 OPENING SOON! Dukeland (68 slots) 1640 Balmor Court Baltimore, MD 21217 Dunbar (51 slots) 1400 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD 21231 Call each location for more information and enrollment. Si habla español por favor contacte con la oficina de traducción y pregunte por Ms. Christina 410-396-7414 que le ayudará a agendar una cita con intérprete.

Response to deportations – Respuesta a las deportaciones

Aquí encontrará algunas respuestas, eventos, y comentarios a la reciente medida sobre inmigración que afecta a familias y comunidades latinas. Here you will find responses, events, and comments about the recent immigration measures affecting Latino families and communities. Apoyo a la comunidad inmigrante de Montgomery County Government​: Queremos que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad sepan que son libres de realizar su vida diaria, asistir a la escuela y al trabajo, a las agencias de servicios sociales, hospitales y clínicas médicas, organizaciones comunitarias y edificios públicos, al igual que supermercados y otras áreas comerciales. Lea todo la comunicación haciendo clic aquí … Continue reading

Embajadores de Salud improving the health of Latino families

Our Embajadores de Salud program is committed to educate and improve the community well-being. The program started as a series of lectures back in 2013 with a handful of people. Today, the program has several components including Yo Puedo, a wellness program based on health education and physical activity, Charlas en la comunidad, that provides lectures around health topics of interest for the Latino community, and Summer Lectures, a condensed series of lectures on health topics offered by doctors and Hopkins students, during the summer, hosted in a faith based organization. The program counts with more than 40 consistent Spanish-speaking participants, and … Continue reading

This Christmas, adopt a family

It is easy to bring joy to some families this Christmas in three easy steps: Select your family from the list below of 9 families identified by the Children’s Medical Practice social worker, find the green to see their wishlist, and adopt a family this Christmas, fill out the contact us form, email us to, or call us to 410.550.1129 to arrange delivery of donation. Deadline December 17, 2015 Please note: names used here are changed to keep families information confidential. You will not be introduced to the family you adopt. However, your name may be listed in a thank you page. Please … Continue reading