Committees

Education Committee -Latino Student Colle Fair

The LPN and the University of Baltimore are partnering to produce a College Access fair for Latino students


November 22nd, from 9:30am-2pm

The University of Baltimore William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center 
11 W. Mt. Royal Ave Baltimore, MD 21201.
Participating partners include BCCC, CCBC, Towson, Casa de MD, Featherstone Foundation and many more.
 

This event will educate Latino students and their parents on the benefits of a college education by providing information about college life, the admission process, and financial preparation.

Our goal is to empower Latino students and their parents by providing them with the tools and knowledge to successfully prepare for college, through a college access education fair with educational workshops, and the opportunity to meet college and university representatives. 

 

Committees

The Latino Providers Network has created five committees to create, implement and evaluate projects and programs that involve the LPN and its members.

Each committee will be represented by one LPN Board member and LPN Providers.
The committees will identify specific projects or programs that they would like to participate and they will act as a link between the providers and the LPN Board.


Our goals are to:

• Act as a link between LPN Board of Directors and the LPN members

• Support and represent the interests of LPN Members and the Latino Community.

• Provide guidance that helps LPN members to create, evaluate and implement projects.

• Offer a forum for providers and the LPN to offer guidance, discuss projects, and its implementation.

Educational Workshop Series :

On July 15, 2013 and July 03, 2014 the LPN received a $ 10,000.00 grant from Baltimore Gas and Electric to help the LPN with continuing its mission to help Baltimore’s Latino community integrate into American culture. The money will help the LPN to pay for promotional and marketing activities, food and incentives, and also hiring a part-time experienced project coordinator to manage the program. The LPN requests this dollar amount so that the organization may conduct strategic outreach in promoting this event amongst the community. Furthermore, this dollar amount is needed for support with providing food and refreshments at each workshop for participants. Also, for give-away incentives participants may receive after attending in the event.  

Proposed Activity

The project's goal is to help the Latino community assimilate and integrate into the American culture by providing five educational workshops that will focus on health, education, Immigration, business, and arts & culture. Beginning July 2013to July 2014, a bi-monthly educational workshop will take place. Each LPN committee will host a workshop that explores a particular topic designed to increase our target population’s ability in having a better understanding in accessing services and navigating systems.

All of the workshops will be communicated in Spanish and will be free to the public. Moreover, the LPN plans to hire a part-time experienced project coordinator, who will be responsible for planning, implementation, and evaluation the workshop series. Also, each workshop is estimated to reach a total of fifty to one hundred people, which will be made possible by our partnerships and relationships within the LPN membership and the Latino community. Each LPN committee will work in collaboration with the project coordinator to make this educational series possible.  

A project coordinator will coordinate committee member’s participation in the workshop series. Also, the project coordinator will be in charge of planning, implementing, and evaluating the project. Overall, the project coordinator’s role consists of meeting with each committee member to identify the group’s intentions around producing a session that addresses the Latino community barriers to access services and programs. Finally, the project coordinator’s responsibility will be to conduct a post evaluation of the workshop series in order to determine project challenges, opportunities, and success.

The LPN expects that these activities will deliver the following results:    

Reach 50 to 100 people @ each workshop.  
Provide information to participants on how to access medical and social services.                                   
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ink workshop participants to services and programs within the community.                                        
Help participants to navigate complicated systems.       
The LPN enhances its role as a leading agency providing support and education to the Latino community.      
Promote Baltimore Gas and Electric program and services to the community. 


 Current LPN  Committees are the following:

Education

Overview/Objectives

     Members of the Latino Providers Network (LPN) whose organizations objectives are education related will work together in this committee. This committee has been established as a unique opportunity to share experiences, issues, and solutions and collaborate to have a greater impact in the community. In looking for common ground, the Education Committee will be tasked with proposing and implementing initiatives amongst organizations (e.g. a community education resource fair, education seminar, school projects, college and universities projects, etc). These efforts will bolster each individual organizations contributions and presence in the community and most importantly will address issues of education in Baltimore’s Latino community. 


Immigration/Legal

Overview/Objectives

             Members of the Latino Providers Network (LPN) whose organizations objectives are immigration and advocacy related will work together in this committee. This committee has been established as a unique opportunity to share experiences, issues, and solutions and collaborate to have a greater impact in the community. In looking for common ground, the Advocacy/Immigration Committee will be tasked with proposing and implementing initiatives amongst organizations (e.g. an immigration resource fair, educational presentations and seminars, etc ). These efforts will bolster each individual organizations contributions and presence in the community and most importantly will address issues of immigration advocacy within Baltimore’s Latino community. 


Health

Overview/Objectives

             Members of the Latino Providers Network (LPN) whose organizations objectives are health related will work together in this committee. This committee has been established as a unique opportunity to share experiences, issues, and solutions and collaborate to have a greater impact in the community. In looking for common ground, the Health Committee will be tasked with proposing and implementing initiatives amongst organizations (e.g. a community health fair, seminars, conferences, etc). These efforts will bolster each individual organizations contributions and presence in the community and most importantly will address issues of health in Baltimore’s Latino community. 


Arts & Culture

Overview/Objectives

             Members of the Latino Providers Network (LPN) whose organizations objectives are arts and culture related will work together in this committee. This committee has been established as a unique opportunity to share experiences, issues, and solutions and collaborate to have a greater impact in the community. In looking for common ground, the Arts/Culture Committee will be tasked with proposing and implementing initiatives amongst organizations (e.g. a cultural fair, festivals, arts and Crafts events, cultural presentations, etc ). These efforts will bolster each individual organizations contributions and presence in the community and most importantly will promote Latino culture throughout Baltimore.

Bussiness & Employment

Overview/Objectives

             Members of the Latino Providers Network (LPN) whose organizations objectives are business and employment related will work together in this committee. This committee has been established as a unique opportunity to share experiences, issues, and solutions and collaborate to have a greater impact in the community. In looking for common ground, the Business/Employment Committee will be tasked with proposing and implementing initiatives amongst organizations (e.g. a community job fair, business conferences and seminars, etc). These efforts will bolster each individual organizations contributions and presence in the community and most importantly will address issues of employment and business within Baltimore’s Latino community.