200 N. Chatham Ave. Siler City, NC 27344     919-742-1448

Month: June 2020

Congratulations OLP scholars!

Congratulations to Edith, Erick, Esmar, David and Oscar ~ our 5 scholars of Orgullo Latinx Pride Youth (OLP) Program who graduated from Jordan Mathews High School this year. We are very proud of them for graduating from high school and pursuing a higher education. It has been an honor to work with these amazing young leaders and we wish them the best of luck!

David was awarded the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Scholarship for $20,000, the Frances K. Talley Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 and the Burke Endowed Scholarship in Clarinet for $4,500 for UNC-G, which he will  attend this fall on a fully paid tuition. Congratulations David!

Oscar was awarded the ACCESS scholarship from Appalachian State University, the Covenant Scholarship from UNC-CH and the Pack Promise Scholarship from NC State. He also received the William L. Wall Family Scholarship for $4,000, the GSK Opportunity Scholarship for $20,000 from The Triangle Community Foundation and was named the Mary Linda Andrews Scholar for this year! He will be attending NC State University this fall on a fully paid tuition. Congratulations Oscar!

Edith will attend Central Carolina Community College this fall where she plans to study nursing. Congratulations Edith!

Erick will attend Central Carolina Community College this fall to study nursing. Congratulations Erick!

Esmar will take a gap year to work and save money for college so he can enroll at Central Carolina Community College. Good luck Esmar! 

Our deep gratitude to OLP supporters who helped our youth in their journey:

Mike & Sandi Friedman for helping our scholars prepare for college

Ms. Natalia Franco Lopez for embroidering their serape stoles

Peppercorn Café and Joan Underwood for the amazing generosity with our youth group

The parents for all their hard work to help their children succeed in school!

A HUGE thank you to our OLP program funders:

Alces Foundation

Chatham County

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

Women of Fearrington

Siler City Rotary Club

Chatham Solidarity Fund – final stretch!

Your donation to the Chatham Solidarity Fund will be shared directly with families financially impacted by Covid-19 and who don’t qualify for the stimulus check simply because of their immigration status, despite contributing federal, state, social security and other taxes. Their U.S. Citizen children are also being excluded from the stimulus benefits. Many of them are out of work or had their work hours reduced.

Here’s an update on our efforts: 

~ 601 donors have contributed $198,669 ~ thank you!

~ 197 families have received $900 each

Can you help us so that no family is left behind?

Please give as much as you can, we are grateful for ALL donations!

Help a vulnerable family in Chatham!  Contribute today and help us spread the word:
Hispanic Liaison
c/o Solidarity Fund
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

The Solidarity Fund is being administered by The Hispanic Liaison, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-1974043

Thank you for your generosity!
WHO WILL YOU BE HELPING? 

Chatham residents financially impacted* by the pandemic AND who don’t qualify for the stimulus checks and/or unemployment benefits.

We recognize that there are many more families in need. Our intention is to ensure that families in Chatham are not left out simply because of their immigration status.

*Financially impacted are people who lost their jobs, had their work hours reduced or are self-employed and not able to exercise their profession (ex: house cleaners, food sales, childcare providers, etc.)

Unfortunately, we’re no long accepting applications for help.
The application deadline was May 20.

A huge thanks to the Foundations and other major donors to the Fund!

Chapel in the Pines
Clearwind Fund
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Global Health Foundation
Gordon Leeker Family Fund
Maple Tree Fund
NC Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities

North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
Robert and Vivian Lamb Fund
School for Conversion Poor People’s Campaign
Scott Family Endowment Fund
Triangle Community Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Anonymous donor in honor of Piedmont Health Services

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