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International Translation Day

International Translation Day

By Anna Ortiz, International Program DirectorOne of the most recently adopted United Nations resolutions, International Translation Day was established in 2017 to be celebrated every September 30th. This day pays tribute to bilingual professionals, generational interpreters, and anyone trying to bridge connections across language barriers.International Translation Day recognizes the work […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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Caridad

Caridad

Por Xochitl Wilson, Gerente de Programas FamiliaresLa palabra caridad proviene del latín “carĭtas” que significa – la actitud de quien obra desinteresadamente, en favor del prójimo, sin esperar nada a cambio. (significados.com)En honor al día nacional de la caridad queremos agradecer, recordar y brindar honor al hombre que inició esta […]

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Mother Teresa and the History of the International Day of Charity

Mother Teresa and the History of the International Day of Charity

Submitted by Tiffany Luu, Development ManagerThe name ‘Mother Teresa’ triggers thoughts of a historical and influential woman who was known for helping the poor. In two words, she was selfless and giving.In 2012, the United Nations declared September 5th International Day of Charity. This day was set aside to honor […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Juan Ramirez

Volunteer Spotlight – Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez is a Biomedical Equipment Technician III with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He has always had a passion for service, but was unsure how to best use his expertise in a volunteer fashion. That is, until he encountered Esperança! In 2017, Juan was invited to join Esperança on a trip […]

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El Día de los Abuelos

El Día de los Abuelos

Por Jazmin Hernandez, Educador Comunitario de SaludEn muchos países latinoamericanos esta celebración se realiza el 26 de julio.  En México, se celebra el 28 de agosto de cada año. En este día se conmemora la importancia que juega el rol de los abuelos dentro de la familia y de un […]

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Carlos is Starting on the Right Foot Post-Amputation

Carlos is Starting on the Right Foot Post-Amputation

In July, a local restaurant owner called Esperança, sharing the story of an employee, Carlos, who recently had his left leg amputated following diabetes-related complications. Carlos has no insurance and the prosthetic would cost him $25,000 out of pocket. Looking to help her employee clearly in pain and struggling to […]

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Building to Eat in Bolivia

Building to Eat in Bolivia

Elva Argota became a mother at 14 years old. Now 25, she and her young husband have three beautiful children aged 11, 9 and 4. Elva takes care of her family in a little house in the community of San Lorenzo, assisting her husband in masonry jobs to support their […]

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