(video) DACA: At the Crossroads of Advocacy, Equity, and Health

Oct. 6 – The Health Advocacy Workgroup at Centro SOL and the Office of Public Health Practice and Training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presented this event to discuss history of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and how it impacts Baltimore, immigration and human rights, and the impact that immigration status has on health. The goal was to educate and to empower professionals who may come across temporary status holders to take action in supporting them. Watch below the full panel presentation featuring: George Escobar, Senior Director, Human Services, CASA de Maryland Leonard Rubenstein, JD, Director of … Continue reading

#DACA – Centro SOL Special Announcement

Querida comunidad, El anuncio de hoy con respecto a DACA va a impactar a muchos, incluyendo amigos y familiares. El efecto de esta decisión sobre las vidas de jóvenes Latinos persiguiendo sus sueños, ayudando a nuestras comunidades, y siendo líderes con su ejemplo, es devastador. Por favor sepan que en Centro SOL seguiremos apoyándolos en la manera que podamos, y haremos lo posible para luchar contra esta injusticia. Dras. Kathleen Page and Sarah Polk, co-directoras y el equipo de Centro SOL Dear Community, The announcement about DACA will impact many, including friends and relatives. In fact, this decision about the … Continue reading

Latino Health Conference 2016

With one week left for the second Annual Latino Health Conference, everybody is getting ready for this conversation. You are invited to this conversation too! To register or learn more about the speakers visit www.jhcentrosol.org/events/lhc2016 You will need to register to reserve your spot. The addition of this conference is the Business Breakfast, where entrepreneurs and business leaders in the community come together to create a network that supports after-school and summer opportunities for Latino youth. Everybody is invited to send questions and comments for the speakers on May 12 using hashtag #LHC2016 on Facebook or Twitter followed by the theme of … Continue reading

Baltimore Corps Fellow at Centro SOL: Isabel Fernandez

We are delighted to be a Baltimore Corps Visionary Cause Leader, thanks to the leadership and hard-work of our co-Director Dr. Sarah Polk. Centro SOL has joined a list of organizations “building solutions to Baltimore’s most pressing challenges”. Isabel Fernandez Abaunza, Baltimore Corps Fellow, has joined us to support our mission, and strengthen the work that is being done by the Health Policy Workgroup at Centro SOL, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other organizations, working to improve healthcare access for Latinos. I was born in Guadalajara, México and I have dedicated my life … Continue reading