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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: 

~ 602 donors have contributed $198,909 ~ 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!

American Institutes for Research
Chapel in the Pines

Clearwind Fund
Colectivo NC
Fearrington Democratic Club
Global Health Foundation

Gordon Leeker Family Fund
Maple Tree Fund
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund
NC Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities

North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
NC Poor People’s Campaign

Robert and Vivian Lamb Fund
Scott Family Endowment Fund
Stephen and Ruth Grant Fund
Triangle Community Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Anonymous donor in honor of Piedmont Health Services

Chatham Solidarity Fund – still welcoming donations!

A collaborative fund of Chatham nonprofits

In Chatham County, we always step up to help our neighbors. In these challenging times, local families need your generosity and solidarity. Your donation to the Chatham Solidarity Fund will ensure that some of the most vulnerable families can make it through this crisis.  

Hundreds of our Chatham County neighbors will not receive a stimulus checks or unemployment benefits 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 these families are out of work or had their work hours reduced.

Your donation will be shared directly with individuals and families in need. The amount distributed will depend on how much we are able to raise with your help.

Our goal is to raise $360,000. Can you help?
We’re asking that: 
1,000 people give $120
AND
1,000 people give $240 
Will you be a part of the 2,000 generous people who share
their stimulus check with families in need? 

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
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.)

HOW WILL THE FUND WORK? 
  • A committee will review the applications and oversee the distribution of funds.
  • Qualifying individuals and families will receive the money directly. They’ll decide how to spend it.
Unfortunately, we’re no long accepting applications for help. The application deadline was May 20.


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

Apply Now ~ Solidarity Fund

The Chatham solidarity fund is accepting applications through May 20 from Chatham county residents.

The Fund is for persons WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOB OR INCOME due to Covid-19 AND DON’T QUALIFY for the stimulus check or unemployment benefits.
ONE APPLICATION PER FAMILY.

Click here to complete an application (the deadline has passed, we’re no longer accepting applications)

If you need help to complete the form, we have bilingual volunteers on-call to assist you. Call 919-533-7406:
  • Saturday, May 9 – from 11 am to 8pm
  • Saturday, May 16 – from 11 am to 8pm
NOTICE:
  • Applications will be reviewed at the end of May.
  • If you qualify, you’ll receive the contribution in June by mail.
  • The amount distributed will depend on how much money we raise
    and how many families qualify for help.
  • If you don’t qualify, we will inform you via email or text in June
Click here to contribute to the Fund

Our youth make us proud!

We are very proud of David Gonzalez and Oscar Manzanarez, members of our Orgullo Latinx Pride Youth Program, for being awarded major scholarships to attend college!

David Gonzalez received a $20,000 scholarship from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. He was accepted into several colleges and universities including Guilford College, UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina University, Methodist University, and more. He chose to attend the music program at UNC-Greensboro, which also awarded him the Burke Endowed Scholarship in Clarinet for his spectacular audition! Now, his entire college tuition is covered.

Oscar Manzanarez was also accepted at several colleges and universities including Guilford College, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Wilmington, Elon, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University and Appalachian State. Oscar was awarded the ACCESS scholarship from Appalachian State University that covers his entire tuition. He’s awaiting responses from other scholarships and financial aid offers before making his final decision.

 Congratulations David and Oscar! We’re thrilled and very proud of you!

We did it!

Thanks to 187 awesome donors our Show the Love Campaign netted $14,900!  Thank you for standing with us!

Thanks to our supporters, in 2020 we will:

• Open our first satellite office in Sanford!

• Ensure that our community is counted in the Census

• Ramp up our GOTV efforts with calls, texts and social media.

• Offer election day transportation or interpreting.

• Empower 34 Latinx high school students to pursue a higher education

• Help families impacted by ICE raids, detentions or deportations

• Offer FREE consultations with immigration attorneys at our office

• Help DACA youth renew their permits at no charge

• Offer 900 adults and children guidance, referrals and problem solving.

The Liaison is here thanks to supporters who believe
in our quest for justice and dignity for all.

Sí, se puede! Mil gracias!

ATTENTION DREAMERS! We recommend that you RENEW YOUR DACA!

ATTENTION DREAMERS! We recommend that you RENEW YOUR DACA before June 2020 when it’s assumed that the Supreme Court will issue a decision about the program.

Call us at 919-742-1448 to make an appointment to renew your DACA FOR FREE!

If you’re a Chatham County resident, we can offer partial scholarships of up to $250 to help you pay the DHS fee. To apply, please complete this form. If you’re not a Chatham resident, please call us so we may refer you to other resources.

We also offer FREE CONSULTATIONS with immigration attorneys about other immigration issues. Call 919-742-1448 to make your appointment.

Free Immigration Legal Clinic

We now offer FREE consultations with immigration attorneys, FREE DACA renewals, citizenship applications, residency renewals and more!

We also offer partial scholarships for Chatham residents to help pay the DACA renewal fee. To apply, please complete this form. If you’re not a Chatham resident, please call us so we may refer you to other resources.

The legal clinic is held on Thursday afternoons at our office.  By appointment only.

Call us at 919-742-1448 to schedule your appointment. Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Thank you to our immigration clinic volunteers:

Ashley Harris, Law Offices of Ashley Harris

Karina Garcia Herhusky, Herhusky Law Office

David Brown, Apex Immigration Services (BIA certified)

Mexican Consultate in Siler City

It is our honor to announce that the Mexican Consulate is coming to Siler City! The mobile service will be to help Mexican nationals apply for double nationality for their children.  Appointments are required, link below.  This is the only service that they will provide at this time.

Date:   Monday, February 10, 2020

Location:   El Camino UMC, 123 Chestnut St., Siler City ~ behind the post office

Time:   8am – 3pm by appointment only

For appointments: 

Show Your Love & Solidarity

Show your love & solidarity with immigrants this February!

In these difficult times for immigrants, The Liaison stands firm in its resolve to protect our community from the frequent assaults on our rights and dignity. We are here to bear witness. We are here to lend comfort. We are here to offer guidance. And we are here to empower our community.

The Hispanic Liaison depends on donors like YOU who believe in justice for immigrants. We welcome donations of any size. Every dollar truly makes a difference!

A huge thanks to the 135 supporters who have contributed $10,766 so far.

Can we count on you today? Our goal is $14,000 Valentine’s Day.

We need your help to $2,500 by this Friday, Valentine’s Day
so we can receive a $2,500 match!
 

Show your love & solidarity with a tax-deductible gift today
Donate here, or via Facebook, at our office or by mail:

Hispanic Liaison
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

You will make a difference in the lives of immigrants in Chatham County and beyond. Thank you!

When you stand with us:
  • You help Hispanic immigrants have a safe place to gather
  • You empower 34 Latinx youth to stay in school and pursue a higher education
  • You protect the rights of immigrants in our region and state
  • You help families impacted by ICE raids, detentions or deportations
  • You empower immigrants to engage in our democracy and organize for social change
  • You enable access to FREE consultations with immigration attorneys at our office and at the 4th LEGAL FAIR on Saturday, April 4 in Siler City
  • You help hundreds of adults, youth and children access the services they need to thrive
  • You spread the love to Sanford where we plan to open a new office
  • You join us in sharing our rich cultural traditions with the entire community at our Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta
Thanks to supporters like you, we will accomplish this and much more!

You can also help by spreading the word! Share it on social media and invite your friends to contribute.  

Make a gift today ~ donate here, via Facebook, at our office or by mail 

Hispanic Liaison
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

Mil gracias! 

 

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