Students shine, Hopkins CARES

July 31 .- This week, was full of activities. Our students continued to work with physicians, learning about patient care, and professional interpreters. Among all the things that happened this week, they had a lunch with Dr. Alicia Arbaje, Assistant Professor, and physician at the Geriatrics Department at Johns Hopkins Bayview, and met Dr. Charlie Reuland, COO at Johns Hopkins Bayview. They discussed with the students their professional path, why they are doing what they do, and how they accomplished so much and being part of such a big health system as Johns Hopkins. This week we also had the … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program it is all about presentations

July 24 .- The Centro Sol Summer Youth Program is well in its course. We are in our fourth week and the students have been pretty busy. Throughout the course of the program, there have been several events as well as research preparation and presentations. If that were not enough, they have also been getting their daily “workouts,” walking through and to the Johns Hopkins campuses, as they get to shadow some of the best physicians, and professional interpreters, this country has seen. They are shining stars! You can see them in action in the following pictures from the last couple … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program receives new cohort

July 10.- This week has been even better with 6 new students for the Centro SOL Youth Summer Program. El “Programa para Jóvenes de Centro SOL” has outstanding bilingual students to expose them to professional experiences in a medical and professional interpretation settings. In less than two weeks since the first students started, they have visited Geriatrics Department at Johns Hopkins Bayview, met with the research team at the Tuberculisis Lab Center, learned and taught about Social Determinants of Health, visited the Simulation Center at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, learned what the Non-invasive DaVinci machine – MISTIC Center does, practice … Continue reading

Youth Summer program started!

June 29.- The first small group of High School Students started the summer program. These students will be playing an important role as Health Leads mentors for the new comers who start on July 7. They will also be getting valuable experience at different Johns Hopkins settings, and learning skills for their future careers. Jennifer wants to become a nurse or a doctor, and Kevin wants to become an geology engineer, how does that sound? For us, it sounds a great future ahead! They are already leaders in the community. Stay tune for more news on our youth summer journal!    

InterCultura for Health and Future

Did you know that Latino population in Baltimore has increased? Indeed, over 134% in around 10 years. What does this mean? This means a great asset for our city, new culture, new faces, new colors, new traditions, new food…have you tried tacos, enchiladas, pollo a la brasa, mote, tortillas, and so on and on?. Unfortunately, new comers lack access to healthcare and higher education, which has slowed the pace of adapting local services to suit their needs. Hopkins is committed to implement “an innovative model of care”  [..] “aimed at improving the health of populations” and to create a culture of diversity … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program 2015

Johns Hopkins Centro SOL Youth Summer School Program – 2015 Announcement  Anuncio en Español Questions? Are you a Spanish/English bilingual high school student in Baltimore? If so, you may be eligible for an exciting summer program at Johns Hopkins working with JHU doctors and helping the Latino community! 5 week program Learn about careers in medicine Support Latino patients receiving care at Hopkins Work with our professional language interpreters Get mentored by Hopkins physicians Receive a $1500 stipend

2014 the year in review Centro SOL – Infographic

Happy 2015! Feliz 2015! What is Centro SOL? What has our team accomplished in 2014? Learn what we do, where we do it and who we serve and work with…Getting ready for an exceptional 2015! Stay tuned for what’s coming! Thank you for all you do with and for us! Gracias por todo lo que hace con y por nosotros!

Clossing session


Welcome to this closing session of the first year of the Centro SOL Youth Summer program. The goal of the program is to expose bilingual high school students to the medical field by offering meaningful opportunities to work with JHU School of Medicine faculty in clinical settings that serve Latino patients with limited-English proficiency. This year we had 6 students for 5 weeks rotating and shadowing professionals at Johns Hopkins Bayview and East Baltimore Campus. This has been a learning experience, first summer, and still we went far from our goal, meeting great students and future leaders, connecting faculty and … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program – “Interpreting is more of what I thought”

right to interpretation

We think that the best way to evaluate this experience is by asking our participants. Read the first week summary they wrote, if you haven’t done so. Here you can read what our scholars think about professional interpreting, and their life-changing experience. Get yourself surprised and learn from these outstanding students! The interpreters are amazing and dynamic team. They share a bond that even long-time friends have difficulty keeping. [..] Not only did they show us new ways to interact with people but they have showed us that life should be lived to the fullest because not everyone has the pleasure … Continue reading

First Week of Youth Summer Program

week 1 life changing

So we asked the scholars to tell us about how they saw their first week of this journey. And they already use “life-changing experience”, “inspired”, “dream”, and “college”…Yes! We are changing lives! Read here their summary! Monday July 7, 2014 The students at the Youth Summer Program had their first day of work. It was very exciting and nerve-wrecking for the students because for most of them it was their first “job”. The students spent the day with Monica Guerrero- Vazquez. They spent the day getting a feel of what is to come in the next few weeks. They walked around the campus … Continue reading