“I wanted to take my skills to the next level”
The Hispanic Center or Western Michigan and local banks partnered to provide individuals Banking courses. The Bank Teller Program at the Center provided the education, experience and network for these participants. Rita Hernandez was one of the students who completed the program and now is a full time bank teller at Fifth Third Bank.
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A new playground for our kids
Summer vacation was finally here. Freedom. No more class, no more studying, and no more middle school!
Recap: Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and Fifth Third Bank Introduce New Latino Bank Teller Program
Monday March 28th, The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan introduced their new Latino Bank Teller Training Program…
Smells like Autumn
By Javier Jauregui
I grew up in a big, beautiful Latino family in Chatsworth, California. My family was not just my mom, dad, brother and I…
The Comcast Foundation awarded the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan a $10,000 grant to support its youth leadership and college preparation programming for prospective first-generation college students.
The “Equity and Excellence Project” delivers academic success workshops to empower parents and improve academic outcomes for students.
A criminal justice student in his third year at Grand Rapids Community College, Juan Mascorro sits at a table…
Dreams Become Reality, One Step at a Time
In the SOL Youth Program office, on a metal bookcase crammed with program binders and SOL memorabilia, there is a framed newspaper clipping from 2011…
Youth Project Uses Art to Explore History & Shape Identity
Understanding one’s self and the nature of one’s identity can be tricky; there are a myriad of factors that influence who we are and why. Understanding the pieces of our identities is tough… and even more of a challenge when you are 17.
I photographed the Hispanic Festival for the second year in a row. I like taking pictures. I like the weight of my camera in my hands; the way framing a shot makes me slow down and consider the world.
Last week, we were thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Carillo from NCLR to the Hispanic Center! It was a whirlwind visit, filled with tours, charlas, and outreach.
One of the best ways to enjoy summer here in West Michigan is to bring it to your plate! Local Farmers Markets are a great place to find fruits and veggies grown by your neighbors.
We knew my grandpa had diabetes, but we didn’t know how serious that really was. He didn’t take insulin or talk about his health, and we didn’t ask…we didn’t know what to ask.
Intern Spotlight: Sarai Gamez
Every summer, the Hispanic Center provides employment for students, filling various needs that range from clerical interns to youth team leaders. These paid internships allow youth the opportunity to learn real-world skills…