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Mission

To Serve, Support, and Educate our Spanish-speaking residents in their effort to strive and succeed, creating a benefit to the Danbury community at large.

Any donation will greatly help us in supporting our mission. Thank you for your generous gift!

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Citizenship Classes

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Citizenship Classes Spanish

 

 

 

Centro Hispano Clases de Ciudadanía

Vuelvete un Ciudadano Americano!  Podemos Ayudarte!

Lunes, 4 agosto a 27 septiembre, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

8 semanas de  Clases empezando el 4 de agosto

81 West Street, Danbury, CT (Central Christian Church)

 

Costo: $50 donacion

 

Costos de registracion incluyen 8 semanas de curso, todo el material requerido para estudiar, 2 sesiones individuales con un instructor, y asistencia para la aplicacion de la ciudadania

Instruciones disponibles en Ingles y Español

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contacto: Carolina o Brenda

 

203.798.2855

Centro Hispano de Danbury: 4 Harmony Street, Danbury, CT 06810

 

History

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The Multicultural Center was founded in July 1968 as the Hispanic Civic Center of Danbury by a group of Hispanics, mostly Puerto Ricans, who wanted to preserve their traditions and language and pass it on to the next generation. It began as a cultural center for the Latino community. The group met in St. Anthony’s Church, where they had classes to teach children their parent’s language and customs. The goals of the agency were:

"The encouragement of the culture, fraternity, and mutual assistance of its members as well as the sponsoring of social and sporting activties, with special attention and emphasis on the furtherance of the Hispanic Cultural of its members"

At that time, Danbury’s Hispanic population was about 3,000, composed primarily of Puerto Ricans. In the 1970s, the center’s name was changed to Hispanic Cultural Society of Danbury

As the size of the community increased, its needs changed. Many of the new immigrants did not speak English and needed to know how to function in a new society as well as what was available to them. The mission of the Center changed with the population, the center evolved into a social-service agency. The focus of the center was on teaching English and helping Spanish-speaking adults earn high school diplomas. In the 70s, among other programs, the Center began to offer summer programs for children. Its primary mission became to integrate Spanish speaking people into the broader community, to help people become self-sufficient and progress. In 1993, the center was renamed the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, reflecting the agency’s growth in its mission and that it was no longer only a cultural center, but a social service agency.

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Serve as an AmeriCorps Member

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Serve as an AmeriCorps Member today!

 

Help local students graduate High School and apply to college!

Help youth become empowered and take on their futures!

Have a lasting impact on youth!

YOU can help  meet the needs of underserved minority student population in the Danbury area

Member Positions Available & Responsibilities:

  • 450 hours from now to June 30th
  • College Mentoring and Youth Leadership Development Associate
  • 3 After school sessions a week, one Saturday a month, total 12 hours a week
  • Community Outreach /Family Engagement Associate
  • Flexible hours, total 15 hours a week

Benefits

  • Pay for your College Education!
  • $1,468 Education Award on completion of service
  • Receive student loan deferment
  • Make a real difference in our community and in the lives of future college students
  • Free quality training and workshops
  • Learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Apply to become an AmeriCorps Member:

Phone: 203-798-2855 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Complete application here

Member Duties:

College Mentoring/ Youth Leadership Development Position

  • 1 hour a week of individual college mentoring, responsible for 3 students.
  • The AmeriCorps members will act like "peer mentors", assist students with college applications, FAFSA Application, Scholarship searches and applications, SAT/ACT preparation, college essay review.
  • Conduct and facilitate 2 Youth Leadership Development Program meetings a week and a monthly Saturday Academy.
  • Responsible for working as a part of a team of 8 members, supervised by AmeriCorps Staff, to successfully implement a Leadership development curriculum, leading and facilitating the students in their projects

Community/ Family Engagement Position

  • Responsible for facilitating the "Family College Night, Family Support workshops”.
  • Responsible for assisting AmeriCorps Staff in implementation, development, and facilitation of the Collegiate and Leadership Development Program
  • Assist with Community outreach and communications tasks

Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.
  • High school diploma, equivalent or ability to pass a competency exam

 

Proud Member of the National Service AmeriCorps Network

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Hours of Service

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Please see the regular service schedule below:

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Danbury, CT 06810
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