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Mission

The Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury fully supports Spanish-speaking residents in their effort to strive and succeed, therefore providing a benefit to the Danbury community at large.

Please support our Mission with your donation! Clicking the button will take you to PayPal's secure site to complete your donation.

Por favor apoye nuestra Mision con su donación! Cuando presione el botón de donar, usted va a entrar al sitio seguro de PayPal para completar su proceso de donación.

 

Citizenship Classes

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The Hispanic Center of Danbury is currently enrolling students for our 10 week citizenship class.

Classes are conducted by a licensed and professional Immigration attorney, who has several years of experience in preparing all kinds of students for the citizenship exam.

 

When: Tuesdays and Thursday, 6:45pm-7:45pm

Classes begin Feb 4th and run for 10 weeks until April

Where: 81 West Street (basement of Central Christian Church)

Cost for the class is $75 donation

 

Included in the registration fee is the 10 week course, all course study materials, 2 personal / individual sessions with the instructor, and assistance with the citizenship application. Instruction is available in English and in Spanish if needed

Spaces are limited – enroll today!

To enroll, or for questions contact: Carolina or Brenda at the Hispanic Center of Danbury:

4 Harmony Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Telephone: 203.798.2855

 

History

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The Hispanic 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

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2011 00:41 Read more...
 

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 19:17
 

Hours of Service

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Please see the regular service schedule below:

Por favor recuerde el horario regular de servicio:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 20:24
 
4 Harmony Street
Danbury, CT 06810
T. 203.798.2855
F. 203.798.6337

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