Roanoke nonprofit building up Southwest Virginia’s Spanish-speaking community
ROANOKE, Va. – While Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month comes to an end on Oct. 15, there’s an organization working hard to celebrate and connect the Spanish-speaking community in the Roanoke Valley. Casa Latina is a nonprofit run by volunteers in Roanoke that helps Spanish-speaking people from all over the world who call Southwest Virginia home. The organization’s programs address social, cultural and educational aspects of the Spanish-speaking community. Other partnerships, like with Feeding Southwest Virginia, are helping Casa Latina increase food distributions for those impacted by the pandemic. Se baila... Posted by Casa Latina - Roanoke Valley on Friday, October 9, 2020Most of Casa Latina’s events are virtual right now, but they’re always looking for more.
Roanoke nonprofit providing COVID-19 resources to Latino community
ROANOKE, Va. A nonprofit in Roanoke is working to bridge the gap between the Latino community and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to help reach people who are most effected by the coronavirus. Casa Latina provides resources like English classes and cultural activities for about 70 families a year. They live together in some small houses so thats why maybe the propagation of the virus, said Thania Torres, volunteer coordinator for Casa Latina. At the end of the day, the nonprofit wants to help serve the Latino community and act as a place where all are welcome to learn and grow. For more information on Casa Latina, you can visit its Facebook page here.