Throughout Pittsburgh there are numerous organizations whose mission is to work towards total equity in one aspect of life or another. An example of this is Casa San José, where mission of Casa San José is to empower Latinos “by promoting integration and self-sufficiency.” Specifically, Casa San José works to make Pittsburgh an equitable community for Latinos.
On Wednesday, November 8th, the University of Pittsburgh’s Library System and Center for the Humanities in partnership with the City of Asylum bookstore in Pittsburgh, PA, hosted a discussion among bilingual pa
Casa San Jose is a community based non-profit organization that works directly with the Latino community providing integration services and empowering families to be self-sufficient.
For the first Panoramas Round Table of the 2014-2015 school year, the Center for Latin American Studies brought in a group of panelists to discuss immigration issues. The four panelists, Kimi Bennett, Alfonso Barquera, Megan Walker, and Joanna Bernstein, all work with immigrants from Latin America in Pittsburgh and discussed their experiences and knowledge of the issue with the audience.
On September 24, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh’s medical school, doctors Patricia Documét and Diego Chaves-Gnecco gave updates on their projects that focus on Latino health care in the Pittsburgh region. Documét, MD, DrPH, is involved with Latino Engagement Group for Salud (LEGS), and much of her work includes community health workers, or “promotores” in Spanish.
En 2012 había un 69% de estudiantes secundarios hispanos inscritos para entrar a una universidad estadounidense, más que el 67% de estudiantes secundarios anglosajones inscritos.1 Esta cifra muestra el fuerte crecimiento de latinos estudiando en universidades en el país.
I sat down with Café Con Leche founder and Chief Creative Officer, Tara Sherry-Torres to discuss her business and the Pittsburgh Latino community. Ms. Sherry-Torres was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and one of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s 2015 People to Meet.