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LVL: Latinos/Hispanics are really making an impact in Pennsylvania

February 3, 2017

English Latinos in Central Pennsylvania: Latinos/Hispanics are really making an impact in Pennsylvania   The Latino/Hispanic community keeps growing, and there are many organizations that are building community in Central Pennsylvania. The first one is Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania (EUP), a not-for-profit organization created in 2002, “to provide our community…

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TheBURG: Circling Back: After a lifetime of career challenges, Gloria.

August 31, 2016

English Circling Back: After a lifetime of career challenges, Gloria Vazquez Merrick has returned to serve the community where she was raised.   A common assumption holds that successful people set specific goals, create plans, and carefully orchestrate their success. For some, this might be true, but, for others, success…

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Making a Difference in the Lives of the Haves and Have Nots

June 6, 2016

English / Español   Making a Difference in the Lives of the Haves and Have Nots   When talking with LHACC’s executive director, Gloria Vazquez Merrick, her confident yet warm demeanor immediately puts you at ease.  You get the sense she is the type of woman you can sit down…

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LHACC’s Sharing Wisdom Program

January 19, 2016

English / Español LHACC’s Sharing Wisdom Program   Bingo, dominoes, laughter and sharing stories – if one stops by the Latino Hispanic Community Center (LHACC) on any given Wednesday, these are some of the things they would experience. “They may be over 55, but they are young at heart, and…

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PennLive: Hundreds turn out for 6th annual Latino Block Party in Harrisburg

September 12, 2015

English / Español   PennLive: Hundreds turn out for 6th annual Latino block party in Harrisburg Rain didn’t stop hundreds of people from turning out for the 6th annual Latino block party sponsored by the Latino Hispanic American Community Center Saturday. But the consistent rainfall did convince officials to shut down…

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TheBURG: Fiesta on the Hill

August 29, 2014

English Fiesta on the Hill: LHACC’s annual block party brings together Latino, American cultures. Scenes from last year’s LHACC block party. When is a block party more than a block party? When it’s a culturally rich event that launched a regional organization and kicks off a national commemoration every year….

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Breaking Down Barriers and Building Community in Harrisburg

April 7, 2013

English Breaking Down Barriers and Building Community in Harrisburg Imagine looking at your child’s first-grade homework and not understanding the assignment. Or trying to make a doctor’s appointment, only to get tongue-tied and flustered while explaining your needs. Everyday tasks can be daunting when you’re fighting through a language barrier,…

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