HA News – Oct 2023

Our Annual Education Fair is November 9

This event is completely FREE to attend and open to learners of all ages

The Education Team of the Hispanic Alliance is excited to host the 9th annual Education Fair on Thursday, November 9th at Legacy Early College in Greenville. It’s FREE and open to the public!

This is an excellent opportunity to connect with a world of possibilities for a more empowered future. Whether you (or someone you know) is considering college, exploring extracurricular programs, looking for continued education as an adult, or exploring trade school options, we’ve got you covered!

Our mission is simple: to connect you with the resources you need to continue your educational journey. We’re also looking for table exhibitors, so if you represent a college, university, or a vocational program, here’s your chance to shine! Just fill out our table exhibitor registration form, and Cesar will be in touch with more information!

But that’s not all. We need enthusiastic volunteers like you to make this event truly special. Whether you can help with setup, registration, bilingual interpretation, or guiding attendees through the fair, your support is invaluable. To sign up to volunteer, please fill out our Sign Up Genius.

Mark your calendar for November 9th!

Working towards a Common Future

We are delighted to announce the Common Agenda Survey

Last week, perhaps you saw our post on Instagram?

The Hispanic Alliance, as an organization dedicated to empowering and advocating for the Hispanic community, is proud to have launched the Common Agenda Survey. In just over a week of being publicly available, we have recorded nearly 100 responses, and our team is eager to continue this active listening project across our state.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this blog post from our website on your media platforms, professional and personal networks, or any other means you see fit.

If you haven’t already participated, be sure to make your voice heard! You can complete the survey directly by following this link.

It's time to get out and enjoy Fall Foliage!

Explore our beautiful natural environment

We live in a wonderful region that is national recognized for a myriad of reasons, but every year, our natural surroundings put on a vibrant display of bursting colors for all Upstate residents to enjoy!

GVLToday shared their Fall Foliage calendar in 2022, and it’s an honor to provide an English/Spanish version to our valued members of the HA Network. Please feel free to share directly with neighbors, friends, and family to ensure all receive the opportunity to experience the beauty of La Madre Naturaleza.

We’re excited for sweater weather, Pumpkin Spice Lattes (perhaps at Unlocked Coffee?), and for the chance to explore the great outdoors!

October 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.
Volunteer with VITA

The United Way of Greenville County is seeking bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers to assist with the VITA program. There is a huge need from the community and a vital need of bilingual volunteers. Volunteers can choose from different tasks to support with, but the greatest need is training volunteers to complete tax forms.

You can also attend the VITA Kickoff event on Monday, October 20th from 5pm-7pm at Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park to learn more. Contact Cody Carver to learn more about VITA and how to get involved.

New Horizon Health Family Services Opens A New Mobile Medical Team

The Mobile Medical Team (MMT) provides health care services in the Upstate of SC. The MMT program includes a physician, nurses and the full complement of other support staff. NHFHS accepts Private Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and offers a sliding fee scale discount for those who qualify. At the moment, the unit is stationed at partner sites. They are looking for local partners where the unit can be stationed in order to serve more community members. Email Rachel Amaral for more information.

Get Involved with YouthBase

YouthBASE is hosting Back to BASE-ics Open House event on October 26th from 5pm -7pm at 103 S Texas Ave, Greenville SC 29611. All are welcome to meet staff, get a tour of the facilities and enjoy the festivities.

They are also hiring for a Lead Academic Instructor position. This is a key teaching role for their after school and summer programs for children in K5 through 2nd grades. Bilingual (in Spanish and English) is preferred but not required.

Roundtable for Business Owners

Community First Bank is hosting a Business Owners: Roundtable Event on November 8th from 5pm-6pm. Solve the biggest challenges to your company with similar high-caliber business owners just like yourself. This Roundtable Method has proven to be one of the best approaches to problem solving in today’s business world. You will also get to network with other business owners in Greenville.

Community Lunch and Learn: Medicaid in South Carolina

Greater Good Greenville will host a session on Medicaid on October 24th from 12pm-1:30pm. This session featuring two of our state’s leaders on the topic of Medicaid, Christian Soura and Teresa Arnold, who will cover the background and data on Medicaid as well as the current policy environment for considering the health, budget, and business implications of Medicaid expansion. Meliah Bowers Jefferson will facilitate a discussion and Q&A.

Register for the first South Carolina Hispanic/Latino Affairs Summit

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs will host the first South Carolina Hispanic/Latino Affairs Summit on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Midlands Technical College Airport Campus (1260 Lexington Dr., Room AC 143, West Columbia, SC 29170). The free event will highlight the economic, social, and cultural contributions of the State of South Carolina’s Hispanic/Latino community. Community, faith-based, and thought leaders will also have an opportunity to network and share their experiences advocating for the Hispanic/Latino community.

Join Berea Middle School Block Party

Berea Middle School will have a Block Party on October 26th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. They are looking for organizations to participate in their “Truck or Treat” and provide candy and resources to families. For more information and to participate contact Jenny Parrott.

Discover Your Leadership Voice

Greater Good Greenville is hosting Discover Your Leadership Voice with Jonathan R. Parker on November 1st at Kroc Center from 8:30am-11:30am. During this workshop participants will discover their primary leadership voice, understand the characteristics of each of the 5 Leadership Voices, realize the contributions their unique Voice offers to their team and community, and learn how to notice the Voice attributes of others and collaborate effectively. Each participant will have access to their own 5 Leadership Voices assessment prior to the workshop. Reserve your ticket ($30). Some scholarships available, please contact Catherine Puckett for more information.

Habitat GVL Equity Build Day

Habitat for Humanity Greenville County is hosting this event in partnership with Interfaith America. We were 1 of 10 affiliates across the country chosen to participate in this grassroots effort to build pathways of communication and further collaborative action.

  • October 27th – Framing and trusses | Keynote: Dr. Gail Awan (Urban League of the Upstate)
  • October 28th – Framing and trusses | Keynote: Travis Wharton, M.A. (Hollingsworth Fund)
  • November 3rd – Siding | Keynote: Meliah Bowers Jefferson, J.D. (Jolley Foundation)
  • November 10th – Siding | Keynote: Rev. Sean Dogan (Long Branch Baptist Church)
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