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

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Orgullo Latinx Pride: College Updates

We want to CONGRATULATE two of our youths, Daisey Samayoa Gaspar and Lizbeth Rodriguez, for being ACCEPTED to TWO universities! They were accepted to East Carolina University and Guilford College! We are still waiting to hear back from other universities they applied to, but we are super excited for them already. Both Daisey and Liz have been in Orgullo Latinx Pride, since their 9th grade year and were one of our very first youth members back when we started with 3 youth in our program. Their future is looking bright! CONGRATULATIONS DAISEY AND LIZ!

Chatham Solidarity Fund distributes $196,800

A huge thank you to the 650 individuals, foundations, organizations and churches who contributed to the Chatham Solidarity Fund! Your generosity was a source of relief and solace to hundreds in our community.

From April 2020 to date, the Chatham Solidarity Fund has:
~ Distributed $196,800 to 219 families in our service region
~ Helped 899 individuals – 416 adults and 483 children
~ Raised $215,174 from 650 donors

We’ll continue to share money with families in need until the Fund is depleted.

Fund recipients also share their gratitude:

“I’m very grateful for the generosity of the donors who, without knowing us, put their hands on their heart and nobly decided to help. Thank you for helping us overcome this dark period with the beautiful light of your kindness. May God bless you forever.”

“On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone for helping us through this difficult moment. We were behind on our bills because my husband and I have been unemployed since mid-March because of Covid-19. Thank you so much for this donation to help us pay our bills.”

The Chatham Solidarity Fund is a partnership among 7 Chatham nonprofits with support from the Chatham Health Alliance. The goal was to provide financial relief for families impacted by Covid-19 and who did not qualify for the federal stimulus checks or unemployment benefits.

If you wish to contribute:
Donate via website

Mail a check to:
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

We could not have done this without YOU!

And many thanks to our foundation and organization donors!

American Institutes for Research
Chapel in the Pines
Clearwind Fund
Colectivo NC
Edgar-Haley Family Fund

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Fearrington Democratic Club

Global Health Foundation
Gordon Leeker Family Fund
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund
NC Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities
North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
Robert and Vivian Lamb Fund
School for Conversion Poor People’s Campaign
Stephen and Ruth Grant Fund
Scott Family Endowment Fund
Triangle Community Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Anonymous donor in honor of Piedmont Health Services

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!

Join our team!

Click on the link to learn more
No phone calls please 
 Associate Director, Sanford Office ~  Job Description – Full time, Available Immediately 

EVH seeks a talented and highly motivated Associate Director to help establish and lead our new satellite office in Sanford, Lee County, scheduled to open in early 2021. The ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English and Spanish is required. The Associate Director reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. To apply, send a resume and bilingual cover letter to info@evhnc.org, subject line “Associate Director”.

Workers’ Rights Program Coordinator – this position has been filled, welcome Elena Gonzalez to our team!

The coordinator will work in partnership with  poultry workers, contractors and other organizations to protect and advance the rights of poultry workers.

Avocacy & Civic Engagement Program Manager ~ this position has been filled, welcome Maria Gomez Flores to our team!

The Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program works to build the long-term power of directly impacted Latinxs and protect and advance the rights of immigrants in North Carolina. 

Marketing Communications Manager ~ this position has been filled, help us welcome Bryant Parroquin to our team!

The Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for planning, executing, and managing impactful communication strategies in support of our organization and mission.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EVH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We do not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Workers, join the fight against Covid-19!

Do you work in a poultry plant, meat or food processing, or a farm? Would you like to help in the fight against COVID-19? If so, we invite you to participate in a research study to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

This study is a collaboration between The Hispanic Liaison and UNC’s School of Medicine. You will be asked to participate in up to 4 visits of about 1 hour each and will receive $25 per visit.

The visits can be at the COFF-NC office in Siler City or at your home. As part of this study, health personnel will collect samples of your blood, saliva and nasal passages.

You will NOT receive any medical treatment, medications, nor vaccines. It’s safe and confidential.

If interested, please call Melissa at 919-869-5595 or visit:

Click here for more information

Click here for study Facebook page

Thank you for joining the fight against Covid-19!

Coronavirus ~ update on our services

Out of concern for the health of our entire community and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, The Hispanic Liaison is currently NOT offering in-person services until further notice. 

We are available to assist over the telephone at 919-742-1448, via Facebook o email at info@evhnc.org.  

New client service hours over the telephone: 

Mondays: 10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM

Thursdays: 12 PM to 4 PM

Wednesdays and Fridays:  we check voice twice a day.

If we don’t answer the phone, please leave a message with your name and number so we may return your call.

To schedule a virtual appointment for our free Immigration Legal Clinic, contact Janet Ramirez at janet@evhnc.org or 919-742-1448.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to our regular schedule as soon as possible.

Press below for more information about the coronavirus:

Chatham County Health Department

NC Department of Health & Human Services

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

Stay safe and healthy!

Welcome Maria Gomez Flores to our team!

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Maria Gomez Flores, our new Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program Manager.

Maria is originally from Guatemala and moved to Siler City when she was 3 years old. She graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School and earned degrees in Political Science and Latinx Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018. From a young age, Maria has questioned the social and political structures that have affected her day-to-day life.  At The Liaison, Maria is currently focused on GOTV and Census outreach efforts. Through education and mobilization, Maria will empower directly impacted Latinxs to work collectively to address issues of common concern. We are so happy to have you on our team, Maria!

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

Welcome Bryant Parroquin to our team!

We want to extend a warm welcome to Bryant Parroquin, our new Marketing Communications Manager!

Bryant is of Mexican heritage and was born and raised in Siler City. He graduated from Jordan Mathews High School in 2015 and earned a BA from UNC Chapel Hill in 2019 with degrees in Sociology and Journalism. While at UNC, Bryant volunteered with LatinxEd (SLI), Chispa and UNC’s Latinx Center.

We are thrilled to have the talented Bryant on our team!

Make a change with your change!

This September, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the awesome Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro is “rounding up” for The Hispanic Liaison! All the change collected will support our programs and services to the community.

This Thursday 9/3, we will be hosting a table at the Marketplace from 3-6:30 PM ~
come over for a socially distanced and appropriately masked visit!

Every penny counts! Please support our local coop and The Hispanic Liaison.
Mil gracias!

A huge thanks to everyone at the Chatham Marketplace!
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