September 15 to October 18 is Hispanic Heritage Month, the perfect opportunity to celebrate and learn about this amazing culture.
Did You Know?
There are approximately 54 million Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. Observation of Hispanic Heritage Week originally started in 1968 as a week-long celebration under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988 President Ronald Reagan officially extended the celebrations to a full month. This 30-day period honors the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. To learn more about the culture and history check out these educational resources and activities:
- History.com Overview
- Exhibits, art and articles from HispanicHeritageMonth.gov
- All About the Holiday Video from PBS
- 14 Young Adult and Children’s Book List – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Get Connected To The Community
Visions is proud to serve a diverse population throughout our nine-county service area. These local organizations provide programs, support services and more to the Hispanic community.
- La Familia Counseling Center – Sacramento: youth programs, counseling and more.
- El Concilio – Stockton: family wellness, childcare, counseling and job readiness.
- RYSE Center – Richmond: youth programs and support services.
- Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project – Sacramento & Beyond: community resources and leadership training.
- Diaz & Loera Centro Latino – Vallejo: Latino family resource center.
- RISE Inc. – Yolo County: social services and youth programs.
- Latino Community Foundation Power Map: find more resources in your area using their interactive map.