Hispanic Community

Allie Boulton, assistant program director at the Lakewood YMCA, is helping lead a new Spanish-speaking advisory committee that aims to focus on reaching out to the growing Hispanic population in the area.

La Voz of Lakewood YMCA reaches out to growing Hispanic community

¿Hablas español? The staff and members of the Lakewood YMCA in Durham want the community to know they do. The La Voz (The Voice) Spanish-speaking Advisory Committee aims to address the needs of the Latino community in the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the greater city of Durham. The idea for the committee began as part of a project design initiative… Read more →

George Navarro (center), President of the Premier Soccer School & Soccer League, converses with other coaches, while one of the Premier teams warm up prior to the first game of the soccer tournament at the Holton Career and Resource Center on Sept. 15.

¡Viva Fútbol!: soccer tourney launches Latino Festival

By Carol Longoria UNC Co-Editor the Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com The sun rises over Holton Career and Resource Center on Saturday morning, Sept. 15, while dozens of young athletes cluster with their teams for warm-ups in anticipation of the start of the soccer games. Tournament coordinators Alberto Carrasquillo and Fidel Quiroga ensure coaches know their field assignments and the rules of… Read more →

Latino Credit Union provides financial education

By Leah Campbell UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE thedurahmvoice@gmail.com Between 2002 and 2007, Latino entrepreneurship grew by 135 percent in the state – faster than in any state but Arkansas, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Latino Community Credit Union, or La Cooperativa Latina de Credita as it is known in Spanish, is… Read more →

Salvation Army branch helps growing Hispanic community

By Emma Witman UNC Staff Writer The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com For 100 years the Salvation Army has been working to better the community of Durham. It has also strived to help a demographic rising in numbers — Durham’s Hispanic community. The Hispanic Outpost is a branch of the Durham Salvation Army with just that goal.  It is located in the… Read more →

New grocery store will provide much-needed facility

By Catherine Rierson UNC Staff Writer The Durham VOICE thedurhamvoice@gmail.com Equipped with just six aisles and two registers, Los Primos—the tienda that sits on East Main Street at its bustling intersection with Alston Avenue—is one of the only supermarkets in Northeast Central Durham. With little access to nutritious foods beside those found at Los Primos, NECD qualifies as what food… Read more →