Doula program at El Centro Comunal Latino

El Centro has a birthing support doula program, designed to help pregnant mothers, deliver their baby with confidence, and a minimum of distress.   

The Refugee Support Network also has volunteer supporters that are experienced doulas. 

El Centro tiene un programa de doula de apoyo al parto, diseñado para ayudar a las madres embarazadas, dar a luz a su bebé con confianza y un mínimo de angustia.   

La Red de Apoyo a los Refugiados también tiene voluntarios que son doulas con experiencia. 

Llame al Centro Comunal Latino
812-355-7513 (

Hoosier Hills Food bank has a wonderful Neighborhood pantry

Hoosier Hills Food bank has a wonderful Neighborhood pantry,
Where: Heatherwood Community Building
3660 South Leonard Springs Road (take bus 4 West)
When: every 3rd Monday, 2-4 pm
Who: all are welcome!

No questions asked, no need to provide

El banco de alimentos Hoosier Hills tiene una maravillosa despensa para la comunidad,
Donde: Edificio Comunitario Heatherwood
3660 South Leonard Springs Road (tomar el autobús 4 West)
Cuando: cada 3er lunes, 2-4 pm
Quién: todos son bienvenidos!

Sin preguntas, no hay que aportar

Art programs for children whose families fled violence in their home countries (Programas de arte para niños cuyas familias huyeron de la violencia en sus países de origen)

I am reaching out because I am in the process of planning our first-ever summer camp at the museum and wonder if this experience might be of interest to any of the refugee organizations you work with. Our goal is to invite a group of children who might especially benefit from this special museum experience. We understand refugee families have experienced extraordinary challenges and would, of course, want to work with a liaison to create an environment and experience that is supportive. The camp will be led by 2 experienced and caring art teachers. Please see the camp description below. 
Here are is a description of the camp:Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, kinetics, architecture, textiles, photography and interdisciplinary forms of artistic expression at the Indiana University Eskanazi Art Museum’s 2022 Summer Art Camp! This is a learner directed art making experience for elementary and intermediateaged children and will be facilitated by Eskanazi Art Teacher Award recipients Clark Fralick and Clyde Gaw. Fralick and Gaw are veteran K12 Indiana art teachers and faculty of the Teaching for Artistic Behavior Institute and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. July 18 – 22 from 9 am- noon. 
If this feels like a good fit for some of our new neighbors, great! If not, we’ll continue to look for ways to support and connect through other programming. 

Me comunico con usted porque estoy en el proceso de planificar nuestro primer campamento de verano en el museo y me pregunto si esta experiencia podría ser de interés para alguna de las organizaciones de refugiados con las que trabaja.  Nuestro objetivo es invitar a un grupo de niños que podrían beneficiarse especialmente de esta experiencia especial en el museo.  Entendemos que las familias de refugiados han experimentado desafíos extraordinarios y, por supuesto, querrían trabajar con un enlace para crear un entorno y una experiencia de apoyo.  El campamento será dirigido por 2 profesores de arte experimentados y cariñosos.  Consulte la descripción del campamento a continuación.

 Aquí hay una descripción del campamento:
 ¡Explore el dibujo, la pintura, la escultura, la cinética, la arquitectura, los textiles, la fotografía y las formas interdisciplinarias de expresión artística en el Campamento de Arte de Verano 2022 del Museo de Arte Eskanazi de la Universidad de Indiana!  Esta es una experiencia de creación de arte dirigida por el alumno para niños de primaria e intermedia.
 niños mayores y será facilitado por los ganadores del premio Eskanazi Art Teacher Award, Clark Fralick y Clyde Gaw.  Fralick y Gaw son maestros de arte veteranos de K12 Indiana y profesores del Instituto de Enseñanza del Comportamiento Artístico y del Colegio de Arte y Diseño de Massachusetts.  18 al 22 de julio de 9 a 12 h.

 Si esto se siente como una buena opción para algunos de nuestros nuevos vecinos, ¡genial!  De lo contrario, continuaremos buscando formas de apoyar y conectarnos a través de otros programas.

Kelly M. Jordan (she/her)Pre-K-12 Experiences Manager
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of ArtIndiana UniversityOffice: (812) 855-0567Cell: 812-606-5016

Project Stepping Stone of Indiana aims to boost Latino college enrollment

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Getting Latinos in Indiana into college — that’s what one group aims to do with the help of a special one-week summer program.

According to the 2021 Indiana College Equity report, only 49 percent of Hispanic high school graduates go to college compared to 61 percent of white students. Project Stepping Stone of Indiana (PSS) wants to change that.

Project Stepping Stone of Indiana is a program of the Escala Foundation that helps Indiana’s Latino students prepare for college and beyond.


El Centro Comunal Latino
Job Opportunity

El Centro Comunal Latino (CCL) seeks an energetic and motivated individual with excellent interpersonal,
planning, and organizational skills; efficient, creative at solving problems, and knowledgeable of the local
community; and ability to work with a wide range of people specifically with the ability to effectively interact with the Latino population. Knowledge of Latino cultures and strong oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English.

Title: Director/Health Projects Coordinator Position (29 hours/week)
Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022
Job Description: The PRIMARY OBJECTIVE of the Coordinator is to organize and support the work of CCL. Under limited supervision, the Health Projects Coordinator (as funded by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition [IMHC]) performs a variety of tasks and projects that emerge from needs in our county’s Latino community. The Health Projects Coordinator is responsible for staffing the center during the center hours as well as providing administrative, programming, and outreach responsibilities. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant, may also have additional project assignments. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Have basic knowledge of computers including database, spreadsheet, and word processing software.
  • Attend to responsibilities affiliated with the day-to-day operation of the office and act as point person on projects.
  • Provide direct service to the community, specifically with respect as they interact with culturally and
    linguistically diverse populations.
  • Manage the interpreters’ network.
  • Develop, and administer, and support health and other related programs and services in partnership with CCL
    Board of Directors and volunteers.
  • Build community relationships by staffing events at the center and off-site.
    Community Relationships
  • Assist in building relations and collaborating with community agencies and organizations towards organizational
    and financial support as well as coordination of health and related programs.
  • Develop grassroots support for the mission and goals of CCL.
  • Maintain the CCL image within the community (all segments).
    Indiana Minority Health Coalition
  • Represent accurately and appropriately the mission and vision of CCL to IMHC and in turn that of IMHC to its
    various publics and CCL.
  • Maintain effective communications between IMHC and CCL as management of allocated grant.
  • Observe all IMHC policies and protocol, delivering a high quality of service and serving as a positive role model.
  • Responsible for secondary duties or projects assigned.
  • At least an associate’s degree and at least one year experience in working within a not-for-profit organization is
    highly desirable.

For more information or to apply (send resume and cover letter) to

Communities Not Cages Indiana Coalition

The Communities Not Cages Indiana Coalition invites you to participate in several events this week which are associated in part with the Detention Watch Network’s National Advocacy Day on Thursday March 3rd.  The goal of the Communities Not Cages Indiana Coalition is to help reverse the proposed expansion of the Clay County Jail in the heart of Brazil, Indiana.  This jail houses both local people charged with breaking the law and immigrants detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials through a contract with ICE.  County authorities justify the proposed enlargement of Clay County Jail in part on the expected continued massive detention of immigrants, even though those numbers have dropped considerably under the Biden administration.  We fervently hope that federal and local policies will shift to humanitarian alternatives to detention for both immigrant detainees and local incarcerated folks in the near future.

  • Visions for Clay County: A Community Conversation Sunday, March 6, 4:00-5:15 pm EST*In person event* Location: Brazil First United Methodist Church, 201 N Meridian St.Facebook Invite (for sharing via social media):; Please see attached flyer!Description:Especially for residents of Brazil IN and all of Clay County: What do you enjoy about living in Clay County? What opportunities and needs do you see in the community? If you had $20 million dollars to spend on your community, how would you spend it? Join this community conversation facilitated by Rev. Kerry Clear of Brazil First United Methodist Church to share your voice and vision for a Clay County that addresses important issues, welcomes the stranger in our midst, and provides the resources necessary for everyone to thrive. This conversation is in partnership with the Communities Not Cages Indiana Coalition and is a part of the national Communities Not Cages Advocacy Day during the first week of March.

Community Voices for Health Events

You might recall emails about zoom meetings where community leaders heard from people that do not have traditional health insurance.    This includes those who lack medical insurance, are under-insured, for various reasons.  These groups could be people of color,  or from different ethnic backgrounds, recently arrived in the US.    Several RSN clients participated in this.

After these, the group has had several other meetings and want to offer an expanded opportunity to hear from these groups, who find it difficult to get health care in our city. There are two community meetings offered.
Community Voices for Health Events | Eventbrite. The Sunday Aug 29 event is in the Library, but there is a September 14 zoom session for the same topic. please review the attached. This is very worthwhile, as this group is trying hard to find out how to better support these important groups in our community.  

Exámenes de mama gratuito y pruebas de cáncer de uterino, para las personas de bajos ingresos

Estos servicios son para TODOS los residentes, independientemente de su estado de ciudadanía.

El Programa de cáncer de mama y de uterino (BCCP) brinda acceso a exámenes de detección de cáncer de mama y de cuello uterino, pruebas de diagnóstico y tratamiento para mujeres desatendidas y con seguro insuficiente que califican para los servicios.

 El BCCP atiende a entre 3.000 y 4.000 mujeres al año.

A través del BCCP, las mujeres residentes de Indiana pueden calificar para exámenes de detección y diagnósticos gratuitos de cáncer de mama y de cuello uterino.  Estos servicios son para TODOS los residentes del estado de Indiana, independientemente de su estado de ciudadanía! Solo necesitará un comprobante de residencia como una factura de servicios públicos o eléctrico, y estar por debajo del 200% del nivel federal de pobreza (consulte las pautas de ingresos en la tabla a continuación)

 aquí está el sitio web que proporciona más detalles

 HealthNet – Centro de salud de Bloomington
811 W 2nd St, Bloomington, IN 47403
 (812) 333-4001

El programa apoya a mujeres de diferentes edades y Healthnet tiene hispanohablantes en su personal.