Nestor Alvarenga

February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration Informational Session for Providers and Community Partners Set for Feb. 8

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join leaders from the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools, CASA and the American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), for an immigration information session. Amid the recent executive actions by President Donald Trump on immigration, organizers are having this meeting for providers and community partners who […]

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August 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

More Than 7,000 Gather at the Salvadoran Festival in Wheaton (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival celebrated Montgomery County’s Salvadoran community on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wheaton. The festival, in its sixth year, featured Salvadoran food, vendors, local dance groups and musical entertainment. More than 7,000 people, according to officials, danced at the sound of cumbia, salsa, merengue, Rock in Spanish, and reggaeton. […]

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August 2, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Celebrate El Salvador, Eat a Pupusa and Get your Cholesterol Checked! (VIDEO)

The 6th annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival will celebrate Montgomery County and the Metro region’s Salvadoran community Sunday, August 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wheaton Triangle, at the corner of Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue, one block north of the Wheaton Metro Station. The festival will feature Salvadoran food, local craft vendors from […]

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June 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Planning Trip to El Salvador (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to lead a delegation on a five-day trip to sister city Morazán, El Salvador in November. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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June 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

Ama Tu Vida Health Festival Held in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Ama Tu Vida or Love Your Health Festival was held on June 7 at the Veteran’s Plaza in Silver Spring. County residents received free screenings to check blood pressure, cholesterol, vision and more. All provided by local hospitals, community clinics and health organizations.

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June 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

Festival in Silver Spring Focuses On Latino Health Initiative (PHOTOS)

The Ama Tu Vida [Love your health] Festival, an ongoing effort to educate the Latino community about ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle, took place on June 7 at the Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring. Event-goers received screenings to check their blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, and more provided by local hospitals, community clinics, and health organizations. “We […]

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January 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of teacher and adult learners at Gilchrist Center

Gilchrist Center Needs Volunteers (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Gilchrist Center for immigrants is looking for volunteers to teach English to learners from other languages. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 11, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

County Welcomes New Latino Liaison

The Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships is welcoming a new Latino liaison responsible for strengthening the Gilchrist Center network in the upcounty. Nestor Alvarenga started his new position this week and will be looking for ways to better engage the Latino community in Montgomery County. Alvarenga was born in El Salvador and raised in Montgomery […]

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