Dominguez noted that the credit union does not concern itself with the documentation status of the immigrants it is trying to serve. “Our role is to provide education and banking services to people that present the necessary documentation to open accounts with us,” he said, citing such identification vehicles as Individual Taxpayer Identification numbers, Social Security numbers, the Matricula Consular cards (an ID card issued by the Mexican government), passports and electoral IDs, among others.
Monthly Archives: October 2017
Indiana Minority Children More Likely To Face Obstacles
Children in Indiana’s minority and immigrant populations often have a more difficult start in life according to the conclusions of the latest look at disparity in wellbeing for Hoosier kids.
About 20 percent of Indiana’s population identifies as African-American, Hispanic, Asian or another non-white race.
Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman says a new report from the Annie E. Casey foundation finds children in these households are less likely to benefit from opportunities to grow and develop.
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PUERTO RICO, MEXICO, AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
DE PUEBLO A PUEBLO: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PUERTO RICO, MEXICO, AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2017
‘De Pueblo a Pueblo: A Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ serves as the kickoff event to raise funds for communities in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean recently impacted by devastating natural disasters. The event will showcase a diverse collection of Latin American and Caribbean music, performed by artists who have made Southern Indiana their home, including performances by cellist Emilio Colón, Mariachi Perla del Medio Oeste, Orquesta Escuela Vieja, Soneros la Caliza and other special guests. It will also feature a series of short presentations by Bloomington community members who have recently visited the affected areas.
‘De Pueblo a Pueblo ~ From People to People,’ is a volunteer-based initiative of concerned citizens from Bloomington, Indiana, many of whom have personal and/or professional roots in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. This effort counts with the support of the City of Bloomington, local community leaders and organizations, Indiana University faculty, students and staff, as well as the collaboration of the Centro Comunal Latino, the Center for Sustainable Living and the Narra Foundation.
Want to help? Please consider making a donation. Thank you!
A map’s worth of Hispanic heritage
On the third floor of the Student Union—on any given day or time—Latinx students can be found, some speaking in English and others in their native language. They swap stories of the day, share their passions, wishes and support one another. Over the past month, the Office of Latino Programs and Services has celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15); here are their stories.
Bloomington celebrates the end of Hispanic Heritage Month
“We host this event every year to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate the independence of many nations,” Overman said. “We try to change it a little each year, but keep the things people love, like music.”
Overman said this event is to both celebrate and educate. Monroe County Public Library offers bilingual storytelling and has many Spanish media selections available, and this event helps spread awareness of these resources and gets the community involved.
Indianapolis canal going orange Thursday for Hispanic Heritage Month
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Latino Institute will continue its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday with an “orange-ing” of the canal.
Gloria Jiminez, director of fund development and community engagement at the institute, says this will be the first time in Indiana that ILI has colored the canal orange.
Latino community remembers heritage
The event marked the annual celebration of “Nuestras Raices,” translating to “Our Roots,” an event set up by the Latino Graduate Student Association. About 15 group members ranging from freshmen to graduate students to staff members gathered to share stories of their families in the Latino community.
Men’s soccer debuts Spanish-language broadcast
This season, IU men’s soccer will offer Spanish radio broadcasts for select games on IUHoosiers.com for the first time in program history. The first broadcast occurred Sept. 26 when No. 1 IU played No. 7 Notre Dame at Bill Armstrong Stadium.