HA News – August 2023

Empower Change

Join us at the Citizenship Workshop!

We’re thrilled to extend an invitation that embodies the heart and soul of our mission – the upcoming Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, September 9th, right here in vibrant Greenville, SC. This event is a testament to the power of community collaboration and the change we can effect together. Hosted by our dedicated Legal Team, the Citizenship Workshop is a beacon of opportunity for legal permanent residents (LPR) who dream of becoming citizens.

Imagine the impact when trained volunteers, passionate about making a difference, come together to assist participants in completing their naturalization forms. This workshop isn’t just about paperwork; it’s about fostering belonging and empowering individuals to embrace their rightful place as citizens of this great nation.

Each application filled, each conversation had, and every moment shared at this event contributes to a mosaic of hope, unity, and progress.

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Nominate a Local Hispanic American!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 - Oct 15

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will celebrate 30 unsung heroes and/or businesses who represent the Hispanic community with pride for their contributions to our society.

Is there a special person or business that goes above and beyond to help others and serve their community?

Please help us discover and celebrate your local heroes/ business owners by sharing a picture and telling us about what makes this person special. The best submissions will be featured through a daily publication on Hispanic Alliance social media beginning September 15th.

August 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.
Celebrate your heritage!

For 24 years, AHAM has been celebrating our Hispanic culture by organizing the Hispanic Heritage Festival. This year, the festival will be on Sunday, October 1st at Fluor Field where they are preparing to exceed their 3,000 attendees from last year. All the money raised int his festival goes towards scholarships for our Hispanic students in the Upstate!

Get involved by becoming a sponsor, volunteer, vendor, and spectator!

SPOTLIGHT PRESENTER | Legacy Early College
Encourage Our Youth & Help them Achieve their Potential
Our Spotlight presenter last Wednesday was Legacy Early College, whose ​​mission is to offer a quality, rigorous, and relevant educational program leading to college graduation and empowering under-resourced urban scholars to become productive, healthy, principled citizens in a changing society.
City of Greenville is recruiting for the Youth Commission
The Youth Commission advises City Council, the City Manager and City staff to ensure Greenville youth are involved in the City’s comprehensive planning; increase communication between the city’s adults and its youth and ensure that youth are an integral part of government decision making. Members shall be residents in the city limits, or up to 20 percent of the entire committee that attend high school in the City, and be enrolled in or entering grades 9-12. College/university students (up to age 21) may also apply.
Registration Open for After School Program
City of Greenville David Hellams and West Greenville Community Centers are still taking registration for their after school programs. The program runs M-F 2:30pm-6:00pm for K5-8th grade students. The price for city residents is $620/yr, non-city residents $750/yr and a reduced $300/yr fee available for city residents on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/EBT, free/reduced lunch or Medicaid. For more information contact the community center directly. David Hellams: 864-467-4327 and West Greenville: 864-467-4329.
Register for the CommunityWorks Academy
The CommunityWorks Academy is an eight-week program tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses in the growth stage that will equip participants with essential skills and strategies for achieving sustainable success. The training will run on Tuesdays, September 19th through November 7th from 6:00PM – 7:30PM.
FAVOR Upstate: Movement, Center & Family
FAVOR Upstate exists so that everyone affected by substance use disorders in the Upstate region of SC has a fighting chance at recovery by providing programs and resources for individual and family support.
Health Careers Academy for High School Students
Upstate AHEC will begin their Health Careers Academy (HCA) in September. The four year, interactive, academic-based program designed to encourage and prepare high school students to enter health careers. The curriculum includes activities that improve student skills while demonstrating the link between classroom subjects such as communications, math, and science to the practice of healthcare. The Health Careers Academy has four types of activities: career exploration, college preparation, studying and time management. For more information please contact Victoria Johnson.
Nonpartisan Advocacy: Discussion for Nonprofit Organizations
Greater Good Greenville will host this webinar for public charities with the mission to engage in advocacy issues during election season and how we can conduct robust voter and candidate education campaigns and mobilize the public to get out the vote.
In Need of Greenville Triumph Tickets for Berea Middle School
Greenville Triumph is looking for a sponsor that would be willing to cover the ticket fee to students, faculty and parents from Berea Middle School. At their August 23rd game, Greenville Triumph will be recognizing and celebrating Principal Brianna Falvey for her work and creating College and Career Café. Purchasing tickets for the students will allow them to participate in the half time parade! If you would like to support please contact Gio Cañas.
Volunteer with The Red Cross
The American Red Cross of SC is seeking volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the Disaster Action Team, Blood Donor Ambassador and Disaster Health Services. Bilingual (English/Spanish) volunteers are needed! They are also available to set up hands only CPR training classes for groups.
Free Golf Classes for Kids
First Tee Upstate is hosting free golf classes for kids between 7 and 12 years old. The 8 week session starts on September 11th.
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