Centro SOL Community Service Award

9.16.2016 – Centro SOL launched the Hispanic Heritage Month with two celebrations: on September 13 at the undergraduate campus at Johns Hopkins University, a documentary screening that shared the stories of undocumented Latino students who demonstrate that perseverance, hard work, and dreams can never be defeated. And on September 16 with the Liver Rounds at the School of Medicine, an opportunity for students and faculty to meet out of a classroom setting. During the Liver Rounds, it is our pleasure to award two outstanding members of the Hopkins family who dedicate their time to support our mission and serve the most … 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

Mes de la Herencia Hispana – Hispanic Heritage Month

Cada año durante el mes del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre desde 1968, en los Estados Unidos se celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta festividad reconoce las contribuciones y la presencia importante de Hispanos y Latinoamericanos en los Estados Unidos y celebra si herencia y cultura. Every year on September 15 to October 15 since 1968, in the U.S. we celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month. This festivity recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Centro SOL has celebrated this month with … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 – Gallery

Photos: How did you celebrated the Hispanic Heritage Month? How do you celebrate the Hispanic Heritage? We had a wonderful Hispanic Heritage Month! This is a summary, there are a lot of people involved in this events, to all of them , and the community: THANK YOU! Johns Hopkins Bayview celebrations Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Health of Latinos in Baltimore Seminar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ft. Dr. Kathleen Page, MD, Centro SOL co-Director, and George Escobar, CASA de Maryland   Johns Hopkins students celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Liver Rounds Physical activity to celebrate Hispanic cultures … Continue reading

Liver Round Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration – LMSA – 10/2

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) at Johns Hopkins University, among all their activities make some time for celebrations. In partnership with Centro SOL and the Latino Alliance, a celebration for the Hispanic Heritage Month will be hosted at Johns Hopkins Armstrong Medical Education building. This event is almost a-must this time of the year when faculty, students and staff latinos and/or working with Latinos in Baltimore get together to share experiences and a good time.

Steps in a Safe and Healthy Direction – Pasos – 10/3

10/2/2015 Due to the inclement weather the event has been cancelled. We appreciate your support, and look forward to next year’s event! It’s almost here, after months of planning, meeting, and training. The “Steps” race and community fair takes place on Saturday October 3, 8am-11am 4 days from now at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, in the parking lot of the 301 Building. The event includes a 5K race and 1 M walk, and a resource fair with services offered to the community for free. Some activities include: basic health preventive screenings, eye screening, community resources, dance session, facepaiting for kids, … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month Mayor’s Award

Meet Drew White (a.k.a. Andrés Blanco) Drew White is a medical student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, currently taking a year off to pursue a Master in Public Health. He has been a great resource for the community. He leads the Hopkins students association called Bienestar which has provided TB information and vaccines in collaboration with the BCHD. He also supports the Embajadores de Salud wellness group with Centro SOL. In addition, Drew has volunteered at several community events, providing health talks in Spanish and informational sessions in the community. At Hopkins he participates and organizes fairsto bridge the Hopkins … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Ready, set, go!! We are ready to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 “Honoring our heritage. Building our future.”. Kick off took place on September 9 at Johns Hopkins Bayview with a Culture and Arts Day, highlighting local artists. See the full list of festivities in the flyer below. This celebration starts on September 15 to October 15, and was set to “recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture” – http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/

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 http://mueveton.wordpress.com

Hispanic Heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month has been taking place in the US since 1968 to celebrate culture, contributions and histories of Hispanics in the country. Read more information in the first post about this celebration at Johns Hopkins. The celebration is not over, Centro SOL ever since its foundation and earlier has been committed to highlight the contributions made by our new neighbors and to promote equity in health. By collaborating and partnering with groups within Hopkins, we are creating awareness of the growing Latino population, their assets and contributions and needs. The Hispanic Heritage month was a great opportunity to provide information to students from … Continue reading