Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

Census advocates working to build trust and turnout

by (MVanDenend)

Submitted 02-13-2020 under NEWS

The 2020 Census, much-discussed and fought over, is already underway. On January 21, the counting officially began with Census Bureau employees visiting the homes in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, most...

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Students to host neighborhood forum for Grandville Avenue mural project

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Local students from the Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan will be hosting a neighborhood forum on Friday, February 26 to discuss a new mural along Grandville Avenue. Each year the SOL Peer Leaders...

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Mario Alfaro: Helping youth in Grand Rapids

by (salmarodriguez0717)

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Helping youth find jobs that will help them later in life is hard. This is why the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan has organized a program which helps youth by providing them with meaningful jobs. Mario Alfaro, Youth Advocate and Gang Specialist...

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Ricardo Martinez: Advocating for youth

by (ashleyborres)

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan's Youth Advocate, Ricardo Martinez, works with Grand Rapids youth ranging from ages 14 to 21. "It is challenging," says Martinez. "I make sure kids get all the help that they need; making...

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Supporting Our Leaders: preparing students for the future

by (ashleyborres)

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan has been involved with the community for many years and are supporting our youth through the Supporting our Leaders, SOL, program. The program is for middle school, high school and college students. The...

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Jaenell Ott, Hispanic Center teacher and lifelong learner

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 06-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

At the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, building community and confidence are an integral part of learning. Jaenell Ott, Adult Education Coordinator and Lead Teacher at the center, says her students keep coming back for the warm and welcoming...

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