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  • 24 Dec 2020 12:38 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members and Friends of the LPN,

    It’s hard to believe that 2020 is coming to an end. This has been a year of many unprecedented events. As a community, we were tested medically, politically, and socially, and together united, we pushed through the medical challenges of COVID-19, challenged the status quo of our political leaders, and stood shoulder to shoulder (while socially distanced, of course!) to voice our opposition to social injustice, not only in our community but throughout the whole country.

    Being part of the Latino Providers Network, I was lucky not only to work with an amazing Board, but I was also privy to the unity this community was able to achieve in the face of the pandemic and social injustice. Our board, LPN members, and volunteers stepped up to the challenge and together helped a community in need: 

    • Volunteers worked tirelessly to provide food and resources within their communities. Many LPN members collaborated with food banks to make food accessible to those that could not otherwise get to food distribution centers. 
    • COVID-19 testing sites were mobilized in underserved communities to provide much needed testing, and
    • Many dusted off their sewing machines and provided the community with handmade face masks, which we know are necessary to fight the spread of COVID-19.

    In 2020, the gift of giving was alive and well in communities throughout Maryland, and the most valuable gifts shared were kindness, caring, and volunteerism. We were touched and amazed by the generosity shown by so many in a time where the country was divided. This year has shown us what we can accomplish when we work together!  The Latino Providers Network will continue to be the platform where the community can gather and to pursue our mission to maximize resources through advocacy, education, and networking.

    On behalf of our Board of Directors, we send holiday cheers to our LPN members, volunteers, sponsors and the Latino community in Maryland and beyond.

    Que tengan una Feliz Navidad Y un Próspero Año Nuevo!

    David Rosario
    President, LPN Board of Directors


  • 01 Dec 2020 11:37 AM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    Each year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the world celebrates Giving Tuesday in which people come together to share their time, resources, money, and voices to support their communities and good causes. 2020 has been a difficult year for so many people due to the Coronavirus pandemic and its long-lasting affects. The Latino Providers Network would like to highlight some of our hard-working member organizations who can use your support on this #GivingTuesday!

    Latino Racial Justice Circle is raising funds for their COVID19 Humanitarian Fund:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-lrjc-humanitarian-fund-2nd-round.

    Centro SOL is raising funds for their Holiday Drive:
    https://www.jhcentrosol.org/give

    Southeast CDC is raising funds to help the families of students in Southeast Baltimore affected by COVID-19 and other emergencies:  Donate to Southeast CDC 

    Latino Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) is raising funds to help them in their future outreach and advocacy projects.  See more info about their fundaiser here.

    Public Justice Center
     is raising funds to support their programs and their mission of fighting injustice and strengthening rights for tenants, students, and workers across Maryland: Donate to PJC

    Adelante Latina is raising funds to support their mission of supporting promising Latinas pursue their dream of a college education: Donate to Adelante Latina

    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter is encouraging supporters to start a #GivingTuesday fundraiser on Facebook to get a $10 starting donation from CVS Health.

    Tahirih Justice Center is asking for support to help immigrant survivors of gender-based violence: Donate to Tahirih

    Catholic Relief Services is raising funds to support their humanitarian programs around the world: Donate to CRS

    Center of Help/Centro de Ayuda has been helping the immigrant communities in Anne Arundel County since 1999: Donate to Center of Help

    iMentor is raising funds for its #iMentorCollectiveResponseFund to support the students they work with.  The Kresge Foundation is matching any first-time donations to iMentor: https://imentor.org/collective-response-fund.

    Asylee Women Enterprise is in desperate need of diapers to help the many families being referred to them for services.  If you can help, you can purchase needed items from their Amazon wishlist and send them directly to A.W.E.

    The Women's Law Center of Maryland supports justice for women. Each year, they advocate for the safety and security of women and their families in Maryland. Donate to WLC on Facebook

    The Walters Art Museum is asking for your continued support to help protect and care for the Walters’ collection to ensure our visitors, both onsite and online, have meaningful experiences with great works of art. Donate to the Walters

    Last but not least, you can make a donation to support the Latino Providers Network and our work here.

    If you are not able to donate funds to a charity or non-profit on this #GivingTuesday, please share your gratitude and words of thanks with your favorite organizations for the work that they do.  To find out if your charity of choice is running a #GivingTuesday fundraiser, check their social media accounts for the latest information and links to their donation pages.

    Thank you for kindness and generosity in supporting #GivingTuesday!


  • 06 Oct 2020 10:52 AM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 LPN Annual Community Service Awards:

    • Emily Claure, House of Ruth Maryland
    • Veronica Cool, Cool and Associates, LLC
    • Scott Davis, Office of Council President Brandon Scott
    • Christopher Dipnarine, 4MyCiTy
    • Lucia Islas, Comite Latino de Baltimore
    Due to the strain placed on community organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the LPN is pleased to make a $500.00 donation to the nonprofit organization of the winner's choice in their honor.  We'll be making donations to support House of Ruth Maryland, Maryland Latinos Unidos, Latino Racial Justice Circle, 4MyCity, and the Southeast CDC.

    The LPN would like to also congratulate the other fantastic people who were nominated for one of our Annual Community Service Awards. Unfortunately, we only had 5 awards to present, but we celebrate all the amazing work being done in the community by the following nominees:

    • Dr. Anne Lin, Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
    • Lia Salinas, Archdiocese of Baltimore
    • Raul Rivera, Baltimore Police Department
    • Steve Williams, Baltimore Police Department
    • Aida Penate, House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc.
    • Pedro Palomino, Somos Baltimore Latino
    • Carolina Paul, Public Justice Center
    • Ricardo Ortiz, CASA
    • Miriam Badillo, Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary PTO volunteer
    • Lesli Ordonez, Asylee Women Enterprise (A.W.E.)
    • Pastor Mark Parker, Breath Of God Lutheran Church
    • Enrique Rhibaderia, HOLA Baltimore
    • Dr. Kathleen Page, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • The Healing Hands Foundation
    • Southeast CDC

    Muchas gracias to all the nominees and winners of this year's LPN Annual Community Service Awards!


  • 16 Aug 2020 3:01 PM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    Nominations for the LPN's Annual Community Service Awards are now open!  These awards are presented annually to individuals providing meaningful service to the Latino community in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Nominations are solicited from both the membership organizations and the Board of the LPN. Awards are presented at the LPN’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on the fourth Monday in September.

    This year, we're introducing a new nomination category to recognize individuals or organizations who were on the forefront of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    To nominate a worthy individual or organization for a LPN Annual Community Service Award, please complete this form:  https://forms.gle/dsc3qQjRFuVve9Gs7.

    The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, September 11 at 5:00pm.


  • 15 May 2020 12:24 PM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    Esperanza Center will offer a 5-week session of online ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes for adults May 26 – June 25. Please see the blurbs below and poster attached, in Spanish & English. Thank you for sharing this information with anyone who may be interested.

    Register today! Esperanza Center’s online ESOL classes for adults

    Who: People in & around Baltimore who are learning English as a new language. 18 years & older.

    What: One-on-one ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes with a volunteer-teacher.

    Where: Online (Zoom)

    When: May 26 – June 25. Choose 1 or 2 classes per week: Monday or Wednesday, 10-11:30am; Tuesday or Thursday, 6:30-8pm.

    Cost: $20 for 5 weeks

    Register herehttp://www.cc-md.org/learnenglish

    Registration ends May 21, 2020.

    Questions? infoeducationalservices@cc-md.org, call: 667-600-2943, text: 667-217-1095



  • 26 Aug 2019 9:06 AM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    On Sunday, September 29, LPN member Nuestras Raices, Inc. is presenting a Parade of Latino Nations through Highlandtown. This is the first year for this event, and it's an exciting opportunity for Latinos to celebrate their culture and history during Hispanic Heritage Month!

    The LPN is a sponsor for this event, and as part of our sponsorship, 10 LPN members who are non-profits can participate in the parade and/or accompanying festival for FREE! These spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    For the festival, a table will be provided, but you must supply your own tent.

    If you are interested in participating through the LPN spots, please complete this Google form:  https://forms.gle/8UTuivrpBsoRutr16

    Once the 10 spots are filled, the LPN will confirm your organization's participation as part of the LPN sponsorship. Then you will be asked to submit a participant application to Nuestras Raices for their records.

    If you are not one of the first 10 LPN members to respond, you can still participate in the event by completing the participant application and sending it directly to Nuestras Raices.

    The Google Form will be closed when we have confirmed the 10 LPN organizations.


  • 06 Aug 2019 6:53 AM | Anonymous
    LPN member Centro SOL is helping children get ready for back to school by collecting backpacks and school supplies through August 23.  For a list of suggested supplies, visit https://www.jhcentrosol.org/blogposts/back-to-school-drive.


  • 06 Aug 2019 6:29 AM | Anonymous

    I am happy to announce that the new fiscal year has started, which means I can now enroll new families in the Highlandtown Family Stability Program.  Please share the attached flier with your clients and community contacts.

    The Highlandtown Family Stability Program provides emergency financial assistance and intensive case management to families who are in danger of losing their housing and/or having a utility turned off.  To be eligible for the Highlandtown Family Stability Program, families must have at least one child at one of the following elementary/middle schools: 

    ·          Highlandtown #215

    ·          Highlandtown #237

    ·          John Ruhrah

    ·          Tench Tilghman

    (To find out about other Family Stability Programs that work with other schools, call 211.)

    Families who apply for the Highlandtown Family Stability Program must:

    ·          Be able to show they are at immediate risk of losing their housing or having a utility turned off (ex: eviction notice, landlord letter, utility bill, etc.)

    ·          Have enough income to be able to pay their housing bills after receiving a one-time financial assistance.  All types of income are counted.  Families with no income will not be eligible. 

    ·          Be interested in working on longer-term financial stability goals, and be willing to meet regularly with the case manager (me) to work on these goals for a minimum of 6 months.

    There is also a pre-screening form that you can use to determine whether someone is likely to be eligible for the Highlandtown Family Stabiltiy Program.  Using this form is optional and meant to be helpful.  It is always okay to refer a family and have me do all the screening.

    There are no requirements regarding IDs or immigration status.  In fact, I highly encourage you to refer clients who have trouble seeking assistance from other agencies due to these types of barriers.  I speak Spanish and can work with clients who speak other languages using phone interpretation services.

    You can refer a family to my program by calling or emailing me, or encouraging families to contact me directly.  My phone number is 443-208-7401 and my email is kate@southeastcdc.org

    Thank you,

    Kate Jakuta
    Family Stability Case Manager
    Southeast Community Development Corporation
    3323 Eastern Avenue, Suite 200
    Baltimore, Maryland 21224
    Email: kate@southeastcdc.org
    Phone: 443-208-7401

  • 15 Jul 2019 4:16 PM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    Do you know someone who is doing great work with Baltimore’s Latino community? An amazing advocate, a dedicated volunteer, an exceptional service provider? Nominate them for an LPN Community Service Award!

    The LPN Community Service Awards are presented annually to individuals who provide meaningful service to the Latino community in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Nominations are solicited from both the membership organizations and the Board of the LPN. 

    Nominations should be submitted online via this Google form:  https://forms.gle/Zf4nCNmdFEAypA6X7.

    The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, August 16!

  • 01 Feb 2019 3:08 PM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    The 11th Annual LPN Feria Latina will be on Saturday, May 4 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church/Archbishop Borders School.  To participate in the LPN Feria Latina, please complete a Vendor Participation Form and email it to contact@lpnmd.org by Sunday, March 31, 2019.  We also have sponsorship opportunities available; the deadline for sponsors is Friday, March 15, 2019.  You can find all the details and the forms needed here!  

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