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Latino Fest returns to Sahalee Park in Madras

Latino fest dancers

Live Mariachi music and folkloric dancing will liven up Sahalee Park in Madras on September 14th at the second annual Latino Fest and the Latino Community Association (LCA) invites the entire community to be a part of this special celebration. The free event will happen from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14,…

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Welcoming America Week 2019 ~ Call for Donations

Hola and Buenas Dias from the LCA Development Desk! ~ Cynthia L. Jurgensen / Development Manager  As August zooms by with September right around the corner, I am happy to announce I am well into my 7th month. Joining the LCA team has been a rewarding experience thus far.  Working with such a dedicated team that…

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Latina Moms Help Students Connect to Their Roots

By Denise Holley Every Thursday, three Spanish-speaking mothers at Jewell Elementary School in Bend take on the role of teachers.  They volunteer after school to teach 21 Latino students to read and write in Spanish, learn traditional Mexican songs, and feel good about their culture and themselves. These moms form the backbone of the RAICES Spanish Literacy…

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LCA Submits Public Comment Condemning Trump Admin’s Proposed Public Charge Expansion

December 10, 2018 Public Comment Submitted by The Latino Community Association to the Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security Re: Docket No.USCIS-2010-0012 Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds   Dear Ms Deshommes, I write to you on behalf of The Latino Community Association (LCA) of central…

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August 13, 2018: LCA-ICS Partnership Brings Affordable Legal Services to Immigrants in Central Oregon

Article by Denise Holley, LCA Communications Assistant  If you live in central Oregon, are low-income, and need immigration advice, you have few options other than private lawyers, said MariRuth Petzing, an attorney with Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), headquartered in Portland. “There is no nonprofit legal service (for immigrants) east of the Cascades and we’re trying…

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