Muevetón – Move it on 2016 – another great success for health and community

On September 17, on its fourth anniversary, Muevetón  opened with a 5K fun race at Patterson Park. The event received around 300 neighbors, adults and families, who enjoyed of a free healthy breakfast, health resources, physical activity, giveaways, and more. With more than 20 providers, this annual event was presented by Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms and Centro SOL, and sponsored for second consecutive year by Medicine for the Greater Good at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Thank you all for your support and participation at 2016 Muevetón/Move it on! Here is a sneak peek of the event. Adelanto de todas … Continue reading

Centro SOL Excellence in Clinical Care

August 2.- Centro SOL has been awarded with the Innovations in Clinical Care. This award honors the physicians and care teams who embody the best in clinical excellence through collaboration and innovation.  Thank you to our supporters, sponsors, partners, friends, and most importantly community. 

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

Teen Testimonios New Team Member!

The Teen Testimonios Summer Program, funded by The Blaustein Foundation, is an expansion of the year-long program Teen Testimonios that started with the support of the Urban Health Insitute, to support newly arrived teenagers who experienced difficult situations on their journey to the U.S. Jacqueline Hernandez is the new assistant coordinator for the Teen Testimonios Summer Program, she will be working closely with the participants, in an engaging and rewarding summer experience. My name is Jacqueline Hernandez and I am a rising senior, studying psychology at Johns Hopkins University.  I am interested in becoming a physician assistant, and central to that goal is my passion … Continue reading

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.

Summer Celebration with el consejo

June 8.- The Latino Family Advisory Board had their last meeting of the school year. They discussed about the new Care-A-Van design, a very dynamic conversation around what and how the new mobile unit should have to welcome community. The celebration was also a farewell for the Centro SOL Research Scholar, Doris Valenzuela, who heads to her hometown Portland, OR to pursue her career in medicine. The Centro SOL team wishes the families of our consejo a great and healthy summer, and Doris a successful career! ¡Feliz y saludable verano a las miembros de nuestro consejo y a Doris le … Continue reading

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.  

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

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

Social Worker award: Flor Giusti awarded for her support to the community

Inspired to Inspire: Champions and Visionaries Award – Issued by the Baltimore’s Mayor Inspirado a Inspirar: Campeones y Visionarios – Otorgado por Alcaldesa de Baltimore (English below) Flor es un ejemplo de mujer que inspira a los demás. Su título es de Master en Trabajo Social,pero ella hace mucho más que eso. La verdadera pasión de Flor es el empoderamiento de los demás. Su profundo compromiso para hacer a otros crecer ha sido demostrado en sus más de 20 años de trabajo con las mujeres y familias de Baltimore incluyendo 16 años trabajando con víctimas de violencia doméstica. Flor ha … Continue reading