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  • 22 Oct 2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Latino Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) thanks David Rosario, State Farm for collaborating to assist Gralyn Trujillo Gordon to receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Loyola University studying Mechanical Engineering this fall. The scholarship was awarded and presented at the end of the 5a. Cumbre Educativa Para Padres y Estudiantes.

    "Education is a key component in thrusting our Latino students into a level playing field. There is so much that our Latino community does not know about steps that need to be taken to move our kids to higher education,” said David Rosario, State Farm. “LEAF is about educating parents and students to have an early strategy on education. LEAF is leveling the playing field for our students while providing valuable information to parents. Dale Carnegie said it best, “Knowledge is not power, Applied Knowledge is Power!”

    This year’s summit had over 200 attendees including parents and children. There were workshops available for students starting as young as the 2nd grade. The parents’ workshops were held in Spanish. The summit was held Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 pm Eastern time, 3 p.m. Central, and 1 p.m. Pacific Time via Zoom.

    “We know that State Farm is here for us,” said Dinorah Olmos, President and CEO of LEAF. “We are very grateful to David Rosario for collaborating with LEAF and making it possible to give back to the Latino community.”

    For more information, please visit LEAF's website at http://leafedu.org.


  • 30 Aug 2021 9:48 PM | Anonymous

    LPN member Nuestras Raices is hosting their Fiesta Baltimore on Sunday, October 3.  LPN members can participate in the parade for free, but they must register their participation by September 20.  Complete this form and submit to Jesus Perez at perez.raices@gmail.com.  

    Contact Angelo at 443-224-7592 with any questions about the parade or festival!

  • 01 Jul 2021 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    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. Awards are presented at a celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15).

    To nominate a worthy individual or organization for a LPN Annual Community Service Award, please complete this form:

    https://forms.office.com/r/68uq4feBc6

    You may nominate up to 3 individuals or organizations.

    The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, August 13.


  • 25 May 2021 5:44 PM | Anonymous

    The LPN is proud to announce that Giuliana Valencia-Banks is our newest Board member. Many of you know Giuliana for her exceptional work with the Esperanza Center. Others may know her from the Latino Racial Justice CircleBaltimore Women United, or the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition. What we know is that she is a passionate advocate for the Latino and immigrant communities and that she will bring all of her experience, education, empathy, and energy to the LPN Board. We are excited to welcome our friend and long-time LPN member to the Board!

  • 26 Jan 2021 5:29 PM | Cindy Kleback (Administrator)

    Are you interested in sharing the good things your organization is doing in the Latino community? Then we are looking for you! We are currently booking presenters for our 2021 monthly resource meetings. We typically do two to three presentations per month. While we are still meeting virtually due to COVID-19, we can accommodate three presentations per month.

    If you are interested in presenting, please complete this form by providing the name of your organization, your contact information, and two possible months you could present. Please note: preference is given to organizations and individuals who are LPN members.

    Speakers already confirmed:

    January: Esperanza Center, Maryland Auto Insurance. Featherstone Foundation
    February: LEAF (Latino Education Advancement Fund), Amatus Health, Towson University
    March: Baltimore City Community College, iMentor, OCHO
    April: The Walters Art Museum, Zirkin & Schmerling Law, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    May: Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy, Catholic Relief Services, Latino Economic Development Center
    June: Center of Help, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
    July:
    August: Esperanza Center
    October: Maryland Health Connection

    This is a great opportunity to highlight your organization and spread the word of what you offer to other organizations also working in the Latino community.

    Fill out this Google form to share your interest in presenting:  https://forms.gle/x7vDpiRdKZm9Qdgs7.


  • 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



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