Tatiana Joseph, born in Costa Rica and raised on the south side, struggled with her identity as a youth whenever she ventured outside her south side neighborhood. Now she helps others take pride in who they are.
On Three Kings’ Day, elected officials and community organizations joined to distribute free bilingual books to children at St. Hyacinth Parish. The event kicked off a fundraising drive to raise money for Voces De La Frontera to distribute more books.
Urban Anthropology Inc. is using the arts to celebrate ethnic diversity and attract artists to Lincoln Village and Baran Park on the South Side.
For 10 years, MPS has held an annual “Foro” or “Forum Latino” for parents of students with special needs. More than 400 people attended this year’s event, the only one of its kind in the state, according to the school district.
The Latin and Central American countries of El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrated their independence days last weekend. Mexicans, who make up the largest ethnic group in the state, celebrated with a parade and festival on the city’s south side.
Though not quite the Dream Act, a presidential order has given eligible undocumented immigrants the opportunity to work and attend school legally in the United States. Organizers estimated that more than 1,000 local residents showed up at a recent application drive for the new “deferred action” immigration policy.
As Milwaukee’s Hispanic population grows, so does the need for qualified Spanish-speaking interpreters. Trained medical interpreters contribute to better diagnosis and care for non-English speakers.
Manager Julian Haliga, of the Felix Mantilla Baseball League, has coached youth baseball for more than a decade, but his team had never won a championship. Nor had any other coach in the 39-year history of the league. Now they are district champions.
A new study of census data shows that the percentage of Hispanics in Milwaukee County nearly doubled between 1990 and 2010.
Diverse City Fitness, 1838 S. 15th St., recently hosted a grand opening, welcoming neighborhood residents to a fitness center that offers a wide variety of classes geared towards keeping families healthy.