The Hispanic Voice
Providing Opportunities to Be Heard. Local “rising 9th graders” in the Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Program this summer worked with journalist, Federico Martinez, to develop, write, edit and publish stories of importance to them on an online website as part of the Believe 2 Become initiative of the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation to stop summer learning loss. Click here to read their stories
The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan offers educationally-based programs to the Latino and broader community to provide an avenue towards self-sufficiency and build a stronger community by investing in families, adults and children.
Currently, the Hispanic Center offers the following programs and services to both the Latino and broader community of Western Michigan:
• Family Support Services (including Domestic Violence assistance, Mental Health services, Information & Referral, as well as assistance with emergency Housing issues, Wage and Hour concerns, Civil Rights problems, Public Benefit concerns, etc.)
• Adult Education & Employment (including English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, Computer Literacy classes, GED support, Job Placement assistance, etc.)
• Youth Services
• Immigrant Rights Program
• Civic Engagement
• Interpretation and Translation Services
• Cultural Competency
For more program descriptions, please click on the appropriate program link to the right.