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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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“I hear demons telling me to be bad.” “I need my medicine to calm down.” “Mom has a new boyfriend, but that’s okay cause…Education, Mental Health
When he was a kid, Rey Saldaña couldn’t swim. His family couldn’t afford lessons. So Saldaña was a little scared as he a…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
John Hernandez coached football in three disadvantaged school districts in Texas. When a player missed practice, Hernand…Healthy Families & Schools, Trauma & ACES
Healthy food activists Erick Kornacki and Joseph Teipel have a phrase to call the 81% Latino neighborhood of Westwood in…Healthcare Access, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Sit and wait. That’s what most people do at bus stops. Robert de León Robert de León, a business management analyst with…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Growing up in Texas, Cameron Allen knew he wanted to be a teacher. How could Allen be the best teacher possible in Texas…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
Everything is bigger in Texas. Especially “mums”—those big, flashy, expensive corsages of colorful streamers, bells, and…Education, Mental Health
The streetcar is back along the Texas-Mexico border, thanks to a Latino man’s brilliant “fake” ad campaign. Peter Svarzb…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Latinos face many barriers to health care, including language differences; complex and confusing documents and processes…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food
Alma Galvez was sick of seeing a growing number of overweight Latino child patients at her clinic in Minneapolis, Minn….Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water