Centro SOL Summer Youth – Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions

Centro SOL has collaborated for the third consecutive year with the Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP) an organization that promotes the success of students from underrepresented populations—including ethnic and racial minorities, as well as first generation and low-income college students of any race—that are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and other health professions. Emilio Miret comes from New York, is currently attending Johns Hopkins University. During the summer 2017, Emilio has been the assistant coordinator for our Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program. Emilio has demonstrated tremendous committement, and passion for his work and the interaction with our … Continue reading

Johns Hopkins – Anuncio sobre estudiantes indocumentados residentes en los Estados Unidos en la universidad

En un anuncio que se hizo público el pasado Lunes 19 de diciembre de 2016, el presidente Ronald J. Daniels y el rector Snil Kumar de la Universidad de Johns Hopkins, emitieron un comunicado sobre los estudiantes indocumentados que residen en los Estados Unidos y estudian en la Universidad. El anuncio completo lo puedes encontrar en la publicación HUB. En el anuncio se indica: Que Johns Hopkins se ha unido a varias universidades del país en un llamado de atención a los líderes para defender y expandir el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Que la … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month – our youth recognized

The Hispanic Heritage Month has a still-new history as a celebration in the U.S. It was established to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the Latino and Hispanic community. Today we would like to recognize the hard work that parents put into their children’s education, today, thanks to those efforts we can see young Latinos like Jose Dominguez, and Jennifer Mendez, awarded by Baltimore’s Mayor, as Emerging Leaders. Hard work pays off, and we can see the hard work these two young Latinos are the example of that. Jennifer graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute high school with honors, she was a … Continue reading

Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program – Gallery

We would like to extend a huge recognition to the professionals, departments, and organizations who presented and supported this year’s Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program. Read more about the program on our website. This summer we expanded our program to receive 6 students who were part of our previous sessions. Our summer scholars program had twelve students in total, new participants and returning students. Summer 2016 was sponsored by Straus Foundation, Youthworks, the Hirschhorn Foundation, and Driskill Foundation. This gallery is a summary of an intense five-week summer program that included a lot of planning, a lot of learning, and … 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

Educación más allá de la escuela

June 24.- The students who will be joining us during summer 2016 were invited  to attend the first gruop activity before the beginning of the program at a community organization, Gallery Church. New and returning students were invited to be part of a retreat “Educación más allá de la escuela” to empower leadership, peer connection, and community engagement. During the sessions they had opportunities to talk and share their experiences, meet other professionals and get familiar with community organizations where they can spend part of their summer. The High School Summer Program aims to promote education and empower youth to … Continue reading

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

Youth Summer Program

April 25, 2016 .- Conversations started several months ago, when Driskill Foudation in Chicago got interested in a program serving Latino youth. In partnership, Centro SOL and the Office for Student Diversity at Johns Hopkins University proposed a project to expand the Centro SOL Programa para Jóvenes, and at the same time strengthen the current activities.  In 2016, the teams in Chicago and Baltimore strategize the best approach to include an exchange component between Chicago and Baltimore. The team representing Johns Hopkins University and Centro SOL is: Dr. Kathleen Page, MD, coDirector, Centro SOL; Mónica Guerrero Vázquez, Software Engineer, Program … 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

Global Health TIME Course – LFAB

It is becoming a tradition, the Latino Family Advisory Board advisors are invited to the Global Health TIME course each year. The goal is to provide an thourough insight about healthcare access for Latinos, and immigrants in general, in Baltimore city. Our “consejeras” Maura and Catalina, were part of the 2016 panel on 2/23, along with Dr. Kathleen Page – Centro SOL co-Director, Flor Giusti – Social Worker at the Children’s Medical Practice at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Patricia Letke – Physician Assistant, Care-A-Van, and Doris Valenzuela Araujo – Research Assistant at Centro SOL.