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

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DACA SCHOLARSHIPS

In December 2020, a federal judge ordered DHS to fully reinstate DACA to its 2012 original form. This means that DHS must allow first-time DACA requests as well as 2-year renewal applications.

The Liaison is offering PARTIAL DACA SCHOLARSHIPS to help new or renewing applicants cover the $495 USCIS application fee. This scholarship is available only for residents of Chatham, Lee, Randolph and Alamance counties. Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

If you have any questions or need help, contact Maria Gomez Flores at 919-742-1448 or maria(at)evhnc.org

IF YOU HAVE A DACA PERMIT – we recommend that you renew your DACA 6-months before it expires.

IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME – we recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney or DOJ accredited representative (also known as BIA clinics) to find out if you’re eligible.

Click here to apply for a DACA scholarship
Click here for a DACA fact sheet
A huge thanks to all the donors who made our DACA Scholarship Fund possible!
Would you like the help local youth?  Click here to donate to the Scholarship Fund

Orgullo Latinx Pride: College Updates

CONGRATULATIONS to FOUR of our six seniors who have applied to 4-year universities and have gotten acceptances to colleges already! Some are still awaiting decisions from a couple more schools like The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, but their futures are already looking bright!

Our senior Daisey Gaspar Samayoa who has been in Orgullo Latinx Pride since 2017 has been accepted to Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elon University, Guilford College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Our senior Kevin Manzanarez who has also been a member since 2017 who was one of the youth program’s Representative from April 2018 to April 2020, has been accepted to Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of NorthCarolina at Wilmington.

Our senior Lizbeth Rodriguez Ramos who has been a member since 2017 and was the second Representative for OLP has been accepted to Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elon University, Guilford College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Our last senior Vania Llerena Mezones who joined OLP as a junior has been accepted to Guilford College and Meredith College, and is awaiting responses from Elon University, and Duke University.

We are so proud of these four seniors! Daisey, Kevin, and Liz will be our first cohort who will graduate from our program having been in the program for their full 4 years of high school! They are now working diligently with our Program Manager on scholarship applications to help pay for college. Let’s wish them luck!

Welcome Elena Gonzalez, our new Workers’ Rights Coordinator!

We want to extend a warm welcome to Elena Gonzalez, who joined our team this October as our new Workers’ Rights Coordinator. Elena is originally from Chiapas, a town on the border of Mexico and Guatemala. She grew up in Mexico, but also lived for many years in Guatemala. She moved to Siler City in 1999. As soon as she arrived, she found The Hispanic Liaison and an opportunity to get involved in the community. Elena has been a part of El Vínculo ever since, first as a client, then a volunteer, and she served as a member of the Board of Directors for 10 years.

Previously, Elena worked as an Assistant Nutritionist at Siler City Elementary and was the Breast Cancer Prevention Coordinator for El Pueblo in Raleigh for 3 years. She graduated from CCCC’s Natural Chef Program, and has been a trained chef since she lived in Mexico. Elena is honored for the opportunity to support our community and fight for the rights of workers. Welcome to our team Elena!

Round Up Program Recipient, Thank You Chatham Marketplace

This September, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Chatham Marketplace selected The Hispanic Liaison as the recipient of their Round Up program. We are incredibly grateful to all the shoppers and the awesome Chatham Marketplace for raising $1,082.14 for The Hispanic Liaison. Mil gracias for your generosity and solidarity! And remember to support our fabulous local Coop.

https://www.chathammarketplace.coop/

Located: Chatham Mill

Address: 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro

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