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#SpotlightOnCLT: Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Erin Morris    on September 14, 2022    in
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th - October 15th

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.

SHARE Charlotte is proud to highlight Hispanic Heritage Month through our #SpotlightOnCLT series by amplifying the voices of nonprofits in our community.  See below just a small section of organizations who are doing the good work to help support and empower the hispanic community in Charlotte.  Follow along with us on social media all month as we share these inspiring stories.

La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool - Starting their ninth year, LEBP serves Spanish-speaking disadvantaged families whose children would not otherwise benefit from high-quality preschool before attending public kindergarten.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool - CltBP provides early childhood services, including the only 5 star licensed dual language preschool program in the state. They view families as partners, using a ‘design-with approach’ and provide them with the tools and community of support they need to navigate the school system and support their children’s success at home. Additionally, their Workforce Development Initiative, which includes a certified Apprenticeship Program, offers community members a career pathway to become Early Childhood Educators.

Latin American Coalition - La Coalicion wants to help the community get that sense of belonging back, they want to empower the Charlotte region’s Latino immigrant community through victim assistance, integration support, education and the Immigration Legal Center.

Families First Cabarrus County - Advocating and empowering Hispanic families to break generational struggles of poverty, education, and health inequities.

Leaves from Stella - Leaves from Stella provides scholarships (ranging from $750 - $1,500) to bereaved young adults (ages 17-24) and connects scholarship recipients with peers and volunteers who've also experienced loss through its pen-friend program.

Camino Health Center -  An organization focused on equipping all people to live healthy lives. Since 2003, they have served families in the greater Charlotte area through a primary care clinic. In recent years they have added a behavioral health program, health and wellness education center, and a food pantry. The Camino Health Center is bilingual and multicultural, bridging gaps between language and cultural barriers for families in need.

Get Involved:
Want to see more?  Click here for a link to the Latin American Led, Latin American Benefitting "cause filter" on our website.  There you can find a list of all nonprofits working for this cause.