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Rosa Herrera: Get the Vaccine for Your Family!
Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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Priced Out: How a Brilliant Cartoon Explains the Housing Crisis in San Francisco
Media producers Joseph Smooke and Dyan Ruiz have seen the harsh impact of unaffordable housing on Latino families in San…Housing
Three Heroes Blazing a Path for Equitable Transportation
Equitable transportation that is safe, affordable, and reliable can boost a person’s health and social mobility. But too…Transportation & Mobility
Toledo Mom Fights for Clean Drinking Water for Her Own, All Children
Crystal Jankowski ran the faucet in her hospital room for 12 hours straight the day she gave birth — all in hopes that t…Chemical & Toxic Exposure, Water
Phoenix Children’s Hospital: Creating a Culture of Bike Safety for Latino and All Kids
Juan Tarango of Tempe, Arizona, has been an avid cyclist for over 30 years. For him, it’s about exploring, exploring his…Education, Transportation & Mobility
San Antonio Health Director Gets First City-Funded ACEs Coordinator
Dr. Colleen Bridger knows the devastating effects of childhood trauma, from risky behavior to bad grades, to even chroni…Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES
Latina Environmentalist Dedicates Life to Saving the Planet for her Familia
At the end of her life, Samarys Seguinot-Medina hopes to say she made the world a safer place to live for the children i…Chemical & Toxic Exposure
Jorge Olvera Fights Food Swamps with Community Gardens
Magnolia Park is one of the oldest Latino neighborhoods in Houston’s East End. Unfortunately, its 17,800 residents live…Healthy Food
4 Heroes Who Are Revolutionizing Trauma-Informed Care in Schools
Childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences. Mental health issues. Whatever you call it, trauma impacts a child’s br…Trauma & ACES
Game Changer: San Antonio Police to Notify Schools if Kids Exposed to Trauma
Diana Centeno knows kids exposed to traumatic events don’t get the support they need at school. Doug Greene knows police…Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES
How a Children’s Museum Morphed into a Latino Community Hub
Steve Long knows the mission of the Children’s Museum of the East End is to spark imagination, play, and learning for al…Education, Embracing Immigrants