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Raheem J. Baraka grew up seeing health inequity all around him in Boston (19% Latino). He saw people in one low-income neighborhood suffer more disease, less access to health care, and live 33 years less than people in a wealthy area just 2.7 miles away. He saw doctors treating illnesses, not addressing prevention or social ...
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Immigration is difficult and often traumatic. People who immigrate to the U.S. often face a dangerous journey only to be…Embracing Immigrants, Mental Health
Wendy Mateo-Pascual is passionate about helping Latino immigrants. She understands how difficult it is to move to a new…Increasing Civic Engagement
Since childhood, Christina Duarte has wanted to help people. Helping people is why she became chief of health education…Healthcare Access
Since James Rojas was child, he has been fascinated with urban spaces like streets, sidewalks, plazas, storefronts, yard…Green & Active Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
To his students, he’s Mr. Rodríguez. To his fans, he’s the creator and author of the comic book and graphic novel series…Embracing Immigrants, Overcoming Harmful Biases
You probably haven’t heard of Jennifer Morris. She’s an English Language Learner teacher at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementa…Embracing Immigrants
Denise Hernández is a proud Chicana and a 5th generation San Antonian. She is the founder of Maestranza, an organization…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Ángela García wasn’t planning on becoming an artist. She entered college in the pre-med track, intending to go into a me…Healthy Food, Understanding & Reducing Poverty
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is surging across the U.S., and the American death toll has eclipsed 130,000. Worse,…Education