HA News – April 2024

The First Ever Community Resource Fair is on May 4

A free, community-based event collaboratively serving the Upstate

Get ready to empower yourself and your family at the inaugural Community Resource Fair on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Berea High School.

This free event is your one-stop shop for connecting with over 30 incredible local agencies dedicated to supporting you the areas of education, health, financial stability and legal access.

Whether you’re a student, adult, or parent, this event is packed with resources designed to pave the way for a brighter, more secure future for you and your loved ones.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of the 2023-2024 Class of the Student DREAMers Alliance, the tireless efforts of our Community Team volunteers, and the generous support of our sponsors: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Truliant Federal Credit Union, and Berea High School.

You can also volunteer at the upcoming Community Resource Fair! Lend a hand and make a difference by volunteering for tasks like setting up, registration, interpretation, and more. Use the link below to register today!

Valentina Izurieta joins Hispanic Alliance as Programs & Operations Coordinator

Help us welcome her to the family!

Valentina Izurieta has joined our team as the Programs & Operations Coordinator and we are eager for you to get to know her! A Public Health major from the University of South Carolina, Valentina is on course to graduate this coming May, and she hopes to leverage her passion and expertise to improve our community. 

Valentina will be assisting our Programs team in facilitating our Community Team projects, supporting outreach projects and community collaboration, and is an absolute joy to know!

Please send Valentina a welcome email!

Our second event in the #Allied4SC series is coming up in June 2024!

Sponsorship opportunities are available

We’re looking for partners who want to empower a more equitable healthcare ecosystem for our Hispanic community. Presented by the Hispanic Alliance and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, #Allied4Health will explore opportunities to improve culturally competent healthcare in Greenville County and aims to address quality of care, ethnic disparities, and advocate for health equity for all residents in Greenville County.

You can view Sponsorship Information on our Allied4SC page or contact Andrew Skinner or Cesar Salas.

April Network Meeting Recap

If you weren’t able to join us last week at our Network meeting, don’t worry! You can find below the meeting minutes and in-detailed information on upcoming events and resources.

Big thanks to Conestee Nature Preserve for being our spotlight presenter!

Big thanks to Conestee Nature Preserve for being our spotlight presenter!They offer internships, volunteer opportunities, and host student groups for service days and research projects. Their beautiful venue is also available for orientations, end of year retreats, field trips and much more. 

Volunteers needed at Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities is seeking for a bilingual volunteer (English/Spanish) that can assist with completing intakes, interpretation and communication. Volunteers are needed mainly on Tuesdays between 9am- 2pm.

For more information contact Keisha Stewart.

Marketing Strategies Webinar

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center and Bloom Mind Agency will be hosting a webinar on marketing strategies and social media. This Spanish training will be on April 25th at 12pm at no cost. For questions contact Marco Rios. Click here to register and learn more about the event.

Fun Day at the Zoo

Molina Healthcare is hosting Fun Day at the Zoo on April 25th at the Greenville Zoo from 3pm-7pm. Tables exhibitors are also welcome to register by April 18th by completing this form. Participants need to register to enter the zoo for free and participate at the event. Community members can click here to register. For questions contact Stefania Gutierrez

The Mexican Consulate Is Going To Walhalla

The Mexican Consulate will be in Walhalla on April 24th – 26th. The Consulate is able to provide Mexican passports, IDs, birth certificates and other services for Mexican citizens. To obtain an appointment please call 424-309-0009. If you need help getting an appointment, fill out this form. Contact Sarai Melendez for any questions.

Love Your Neighbor Event

World Relief Upstate is hosting an event on April 27th called Love Your Neighbor for everyone in the community. While the event will be broadly focused, one of the speakers will be focused on Loving Your Immigrant Neighbor and another speaker will be talking about Loving Your Neighbor Across the Globe, so the day will have a multicultural focus.Love Your Neighbor” is an event where you will hear how the Bible calls to love your neighbor and some practical ways you can do that in 2024. Click here for more information and registration. For questions please contact Austin Donahoo.

Dia del Niño Event

Casa Cultura and Neighborhood Focus invites you to the “Dia del Niño” (Day of the Children) Festival on Saturday, April 27th. This popular holiday in Latin American countries is a celebration for the kids. Join the fun with games, prizes, food, music and much more. For sponsorships and information, contact Casa Cultura at 864-436-5694. Email Casa Cultura with any questions.

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Hispanic Project Advisor Needed

Voices of Informed Community Engagement for Safety (VOICES) is seeking a Hispanic project advisor for their project. This project will examine community safety in Greenville’s Nicholtown community. The advisor will receive a stipend ($650 per meeting) for their time and commitment. The group will have virtual meetings once a month and in-person meetings once a year (beginning 2024 – 2026). If you are interested, email Angelia Turner

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