Our Latino Youth: “Up and Coming”

José Domínguez, un joven mexicano, cuya capacidad de lucha y resistencia ejemplar, ha recibido el premio 2017 “Up and Coming” del Mid-Atlantic Consortium, Inc, una organización regional que se enfoca en el desarrollo de estudiantes y organizaciones. José fue uno de los primeros participantes del programa de becarios de Centro SOL en 2014, y fue invitado a participar en 2015 y 2017. El programa de becarios de Centro SOL es para estudiantes de alto nivel de rendimiento interesados en ciencias y medicina. La determinación de José en convertirse en ingeniero ha sido más grande que cualquier barrera imaginable. Él fue … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program – Programa de Verano para Jóvenes

(leélo en español) The summer is only half-year away, and we all need to be ready to have a great time! For the fourth consecutive summer, Centro SOL will open the Summer Scholars Program. Please read about the program on our website. The program will offer positions for new and returning students. Students will be recruited from Baltimore Public Schools, in collaboration with Youthworks, the Baltimore City Public Schools, and other organizations, Centro SOL aims to find exceptional candidates who represent their community, and have a wonderful summer. The Youthworks Baltimore City program opens applications on January 3, 2017. Students who … 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

Teen Testimonios – closing session- última sesión

August 24.- Two months in the summer helped us to meet wonderful young Latinos, and learn more about the families and the reunification process. The participants of Teen Testimonios Summer Program attend different schools in the city (Digital, Patterson, Lakeland, Benjamin Franklin). They were part of the program because it offered “algo para hacer durante el verano que a veces no sabemos dónde enviarles” (something to do during the summer, sometimes we don’t know where to send them) told us one of the moms who attended the closing session. But we see more, the were part of the program because … Continue reading

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

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

Summer Program new team member!

Giselle Ruiz is the new assistant coordinator for the High School Summer Program, she will be working closely with the high school students, in an improved and larger summer program. My name is Giselle Ruiz and I am from Waller, Texas. I am a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Latin American Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. I am the daughter of immigrant parents with an aspiration of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon that is willing to help the Hispanic community in need. Senior year in high school, I took classes outside of the high school to … Continue reading

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

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