Resources for connecting with the Latino Community

Service and service-learning opportunities:

1. Tutoring on Fridays with students from HOLA at Emma Elementary (which has a high Latina/Latino population). Contact student Kaley Fry (kfry@unca.edu) to get involved.

2. Contact Professor Ellen Bailey, who has developed a Service-Learning Designated Language 120 Spanish course that works with ESL students. 

3. Professor Dr. Michelle Bettencourt's Spanish 300 "Oral Skills" class is also Service-Learning Designated. She and her students are working with the Together We Read program doing Spanish-English translation. She also has students working with a number of other organizations in the local Latino community.


 

More local resources for connecting with and supporting the Latino Community:

UNCA HOLA

COLA- Coalicion de Organizaciones Latino Americanas

Nuestro Centro

Emma Family Resource Center

http://childrenfirstbc.org/index.php/programs/family-resource-center-at-emma/

Films

"Harvest of Dignity"- A film that explores issues faced by migrant workers, many of whom are Latino, in North Carolina. You can view the film online for FREE at http://pic.tv/harvest/. If you'd like to show the film publicly, you can host a screening by ordering a copy of the DVD for $2.50. The Key Center for Service Learning also has a copy you can borrow. Find out more at http://pic.tv/harvest/blog/host-a-screening-of-harvest-of-dignity/.

Organizations that engage with migrant farmworker issues:

Coalition of Immokalee Workers http://ciw-online.org/. This group runs an anti-slavery campaign (defining the conditions of agricultural labor practices as modern-day slavery.)

Cosecha Countdown http://cosechacountdown.wordpress.com/

Here are some resources online in both Spanish and English that you can follow regarding many of the issues the Latino community faces:

Feel free to contact us with more resources, film suggestions, or ideas for connecting with and supporting the Latino community!