Brevard Hispanic Center Helps Latino Community
By Space Coast Daily // August 12, 2019
According to a recent U.S. census, there were almost a population of 600,000 in the Brevard County, 10.4% of whom were Hispanic or Latino.
The Space Coast is dedicated to creating a community amongst all of its local residents and ensuring that they all feel safe and welcome, which is why the Brevard Hispanic Center gives a helping hand to Latinos in need.
Keep reading to find out more about how to Brevard Hispanic Center is helping the Latino community.
What is the Brevard Hispanic Center?
The Brevard Hispanic Center is a 501 non-profit organization that serves the needs of the Latino and broader community in and around the Space Coast.
The organization provides free services and opportunities for families and people of low income, The free services and opportunities offered include education, health, housing, financial empowerment, employment, immigration, and domestic assistance.
Regardless of ethnicity or race, the center aims to help those in need. The center believes that people are united by understanding and respecting people of different nationalities and their cultures.
The Brevard Hispanic Center, which is located at 4670 Babock Street #5, Palm bay, Florida 32905, was founded and is run by Javier Molinares.
How Does the Center Help the Latino Community?
The center has an English Language Integration program which helps people to learn English, so that they can continue their careers in an English-speaking country.
Providing this program can benefit Latinos whose English is limited or none-existent become ready to work in the Space Coast. Mr Molinares said “We raise their level of English so they can work in the United States for what they went to school for. You don’t want to see doctors cleaning dishes.”
De La Cruz Volunteer Clinic is another way the center is helping the local community. This helps prospective patients without medical insurance get medical assistance. In some cases, such as if a person’s economic status is low, the Brevard Hispanic Center can provide them with free assistance.
The center also helps new residents in becoming citizens. It works with the new residents to help them learn and pass their citizenship tests.
Diego Pérez, a spokesperson from MONEDEROsmart, said “The vision of this center and the help that they provide is excellent. It really makes a difference to the local Latinos in the area. More towns and cities across America need to embrace a stronger sense of community and have centers similar to the Brevard Hispanic Center, to ensure there isn’t a divide or ethnic groups who are isolated.”
The center continues to provide housing, employment, immigration, family assistance advice and support too.
The charity relies on charitable donations and runs a number of events each year in the local community to fund its mission. The next upcoming event, Viva Brevard Gala, is happening on October 3 – so if you can make sure you get involved and give back to the community.
Learn more about what the Brevard Hispanic Center does and find out how you can get involved.
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