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.

Youth Summer Program 2016

Johns Hopkins Centro SOL Programa de Verano para Jóvenes – 2016 Anuncio (English version below) Fecha para envío de aplicación Febrero 29, 2016 ¿Eres estudiante bilingüe Español/Inglés en una escuela secundaria de Baltimore? Si es así, ¡tú puedes ser elegible para un emocionante programa de verano en Johns Hopkins con doctores de la Universidad y ayudar a la comunidad Latina! 5 semanas Aprende sobre carreras en medicina Apoya a pacientes Latinos recibiendo cuidado en el Hopkins Trabaja con nuestros intérpretes profesionales Recibe asesoría de los médicos del Hopkins Recibe una ayuda de $1500 Encuentra todos los detalles en: Lee por … 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.

Salud al Día (Up-to-date health)

Lea este artículo en español. The Latino Family Advisory Board is composed of Spanish-speaking families from the community who are dedicated to helping promote and create better health services for Latino families. When asked about areas for improvement, community board members identified a great need for helping Latino families navigate the healthcare system. Members suggested that a good way to achieve this goal would be through providing families with a text messaging support system. Inspired by the members’ ideas, Dr. Lisa DeCamp, MD, Children’s Medical Practice, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, developed a project to address these needs. The project … Continue reading

Muevetón (Move-it-on!) Sept. 19

This year, Muevetón is presented by Friends of Patterson Park, Centro SOL, and Living Classrooms Foundation at Patterson Park. The event is sponsored by Medicine for the Greater Good at Johns Hopkins Bayview in collaboration with B’More for Healthy Babies and Esperanza Center. We are thankful to all the collaborators, sponsors and volunteers who are part of the event. To be a volunteer at Mueveton please fill out this form (link), we will contact you with more details. Thank you! Saturday, September 19, 9am – 12noon   For more information visit

Youth Summer Program 2015 – Gallery

The 2015 Summer program finished on August 7, 2015 with a closing ceremony that brought parents, community members, faculty, and staff at Johns Hopkins Bayview to learn about what the students did, learn more about the program, and meet the professionals behind the experience. (Two videos below) We are thankful to all the professionals who supported us this year, and we are looking forward to growing stronger and providing more experiences next year. Congratulations to the students, and we wish you a successful career! The Baltimore City Public Schools Engagement Office visited us last month to picture some of the great things … Continue reading

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

School Supply Drive

Notification from Johns Hopkins Bayview Communications: At recent Johns Hopkins Bayview Town Hall meetings, held in response to the Baltimore City unrest this past April, many employees expressed a desire in finding ways to help our neighbors in the community. Since that time, we have identified two organizations that need our assistance in providing school supplies to underserved children. All items collected during this drive will be shared between Centro Sol and the Boys and Girls Club at O’Donnell Heights Centro Sol is a Johns Hopkins program that works to improve the health and accessibility of health care to the … Continue reading