Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: Unidos for a stronger nation
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Literacy Together would like to honor the following Latinx community members who exemplify the true spirit of what we accomplish in unity:
English Language Learners: 209 adults from Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Haiti who are determined to learn English to improve their employment opportunities, engage in their children’s education, and participate fully in their new community. In return, they share their culture and insights with their volunteer tutors through a relationship that enriches both parties.
Board members: Literacy Together benefits from the advice and counsel of four Latina board members to ensure we remain true to our mission and vision. They include Zurilma Anuel (Venezuela), Nora van Arkel (Honduras), Gabby Mendez (Mexico), and Joselyne Gago (Cuba/Spain).
Staff member: Our Communications and Outreach Director, Laura Bernhein (Argentina), raises awareness of our work in the community, recruits volunteers, and enrolls families in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
We are truly stronger together! Here are the faces of some of Literacy Together’s Latinx community.