Cl铆nicas de vacunas e informaci贸n de salud

En un d铆a, puedes impactar nuestra comunidad donando sangre.

Apunte el 15 de octubreen el su calendario para unirse con El Centro de la Raza y donar sangre juntos en Federal Way (1-800-398-788).

Se necesita que todos apoyemos nuestro suministro de sangre para salvar vidas. Reg铆strate hoy.


Datos que respaldan la necesidad de una dosis de refuerzo

Los estudios muestran que despu茅s de vacunarse contra el COVID-19, la protecci贸n contra el virus puede disminuir con el tiempo y ser menos efectiva para proteger contra la variante delta. Si bien la vacunaci贸n contra el COVID-19 para adultos de 65 a帽os de edad o m谩s sigue siendo efectiva para prevenir enfermedades graves, datos recientes 铆cono de pdf[4.7 MB, 88 p谩ginas] sugieren que la vacunaci贸n es menos efectiva para prevenir la infecci贸n o casos m谩s leves con s铆ntomas. La evidencia que va surgiendo tambi茅n muestra que entre los trabajadores de la salud y otros trabajadores de la primera l铆nea, la efectividad de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 est谩 disminuyendo con el tiempo. Este nivel de efectividad inferior se debe probablemente a la combinaci贸n de la disminuci贸n de la protecci贸n a medida que pasa el tiempo desde la vacunaci贸n (p. ej., inmunidad menguante) y una mayor infecciosidad de la variante delta.

Los datos de un peque帽o ensayo cl铆nico muestran que una dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna de Pfizer-BioNTech aument贸 la respuesta inmunitaria entre los participantes del ensayo que completaron su esquema principal 6 meses antes. Con una mayor respuesta inmunitaria, las personas deber铆an tener una mayor protecci贸n contra el COVID-19, incluida la variante delta.

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Tenemos una Cl铆nica de Vacunas gratis pr贸xima y un Dental de Emergencia gratis en nuestras oficinas de Federal Way el 27 de agosto.

Es vital para nuestra comunidad que todos hagamos nuestra parte y nos vacunemos. A continuaci贸n, encontrar谩 una hoja r谩pida que comparte Mitos frente a hechos sobre las vacunas y una hoja r谩pida sobre sus derechos de vacunaci贸n.

Agosto Noticias y art铆culos relevantes para nuestra comunidad

Parque Memorial Santos Rodriguez

Este parque est谩 nombrado en honor de Santos Rodriguez, un ni帽o chicano de 12 a帽os quien viv铆a en Dallas, Tejas. Durante la ma帽ana del 24 de Julio de 1973, dos polic铆as arrestaron a Santos y a su hermano David de 13 a帽os, y los tomaron en un carro detr谩s de una estaci贸n de petr贸leo para cuestionamiento sobre el robo de una m谩quina de refrescos.Seg煤n el testimonio, el oficial Darrel Cain le avis贸 a Santos que el rev贸lver conten铆a solo un cartucho, gir贸 el cilindro y apunt贸 a la cabeza de Santos, urgi茅ndolo a 鈥渄ecir la verdad鈥; hizo clic el rev贸lver pero no dispar贸. Como Santos reiteraba su inocencia, el polic铆a otra vez apret贸 el gatillo y al instante mat贸 a Santos mientras su hermano lo miraba.

Unos d铆as despu茅s del asesinato, miles de personas protestaron en las calles de Dallas, descargando su enojo y su frustraci贸n. Luego una investigaci贸n determin贸 que las huellas de la escena no correspondieron a los de Santos ni su hermano. Cain fue condenado por asesinato con mala intenci贸n de un jurado de todas personas blancas, pero recibi贸 una sentencia de solo 5 a帽os; y solamente sirvi贸 2 陆. La comunidad estall贸 con furia sobre la brevedad de la sentencia, pero fall贸 cada intento de tener el juicio reconsiderado.

Los trabajadores de El Centro de la Raza han llamado de nuestros ni帽os parque Santos Rodr铆guez no s贸lo en la memoria de esta joven v铆ctima del racismo, pero en desaf铆o a la sociedad que le caus贸 la muerte, y la confianza de que vamos a ganar en nuestros esfuerzos para acabar con el racismo. Utilizamos su nombre no de luto, sino para conmemorar el d铆a en que creamos una sociedad verdaderamente democr谩tica, que asegure la igualdad de derechos y una vida plena y digna para todos los pueblos. Se nombr贸 este parque Santos Rodriguez Memorial Park para recordarles a todos de la importancia de respetar, querer, cuidar y proteger a todos los ni帽os del mundo.

Updates to the Santos Rodriquez story:
Dallas Police Chief Apologizes for a 12-Year-Old Boy鈥檚 1973 Killing by an Officer

In Memory of Santos Rodriquez: Almost 50 years after his murder . . .


King County launches Child Care Financial Assistance (CCFA)


Classes and New Program Enrollments – English

Free Bilingual Legal Phone Consultations!

There are free bilingual legal clinics with volunteer attorneys from the Law Office of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. Sign-up for consultations is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign-up,聽please call 206-233-1230 and leave a message聽with your name, phone number, and a brief description of your legal issue. Staff will try their best to find an appointment time for you to call back and speak to an attorney. This is not a guarantee of an appointment. Space is limited!聽Click here for more details.

Second week of every month through November:
February 8-12; March 8-12; April 12-16; May 10-14; June 6-11; July 12-16; August 9-13; September 6-10; October 11-15; November 8-12

Consultations are held via telephone only on a first-come, first-served basis. SGB and LBAW will work to pair people with attorneys on the week of the clinic at a date and time that works for both parties. Please call 206-233-1230 and leave a message.

A list of additional legal resources can be found聽here.






August Noticias and Articles Relevant to Our Community

Santos Rodriguez Memorial Park

This park is named in honor of Santos Rodriguez, a 12-year old Chicano boy who lived in Dallas, Texas. On July 24, 1973, Santos and his 13-year old brother David were taken in a squad car behind a gas station to question a burglarized soda machine. According to testimony, Officer Darrel Cain warned that his gun contained only one cartridge, spun the cylinder, and pointed it at the back of Santos鈥檚 head, urging him to 鈥渢ell the truth.鈥 Santos maintained his innocence; the gun clicked once and did not fire. After Santos reiterated his innocence, Cain again pulled the trigger, and this time Santos was killed instantly, as his brother looked on.

Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Dallas just days after the shooting, venting their anger and frustration. An investigation later determined that the fingerprints at the scene of the burglary did not match those of Santos or his brother. Cain was tried and convicted of murder with malice by an all-white jury, but he was sentenced to a mere 5 years in prison for this heinous crime; he only served 2 陆. Outrage over the brevity of his sentence erupted from the community, but all attempts to have the case reviewed failed.

The workers of El Centro de la Raza have named our children鈥檚 park Santos Rodriguez not only in memory of this young victim of racism, but in defiance of the society that caused his death, and confident that we will win in our efforts to do away with racism. We use his name, not in mourning but to commemorate the day when we create a society that is truly democratic, that assures equal rights and a dignified, fulfilling life for all peoples. This park was named Santos Rodriguez Memorial Park to remind us all of the importance of respecting, loving, caring for, and protecting all of the world’s children.

Updates to the Santos Rodriquez story:
Dallas Police Chief Apologizes for a 12-Year-Old Boy鈥檚 1973 Killing by an Officer

In Memory of Santos Rodriquez: Almost 50 years after his murder . . .


Please participate in this survey from our friends at ArtsFund

ArtsFund: Covid Cultural Impact Study (CCIS) – Public Participation Survey

Please help support ArtsFund by taking their short Public Participation Survey 鈥 responses you share will provide important information to plan for reopening, guide future operations, and inform future investment.

ArtsFund is an organization with a history of providing timely and quality data to the sector to better advocate conversations in the public and private sectors. The data collected will become a baseline for future conversations about the impact of COVID-19. Your participation will help to ensure that the data being collected is robust, meaningful, and relevant. You all know that our sector has permanently changed. This study attempts to capture some of that change and serve as a starting point for conversations about how to operate in the future. 聽 Thank you in advance for completing this survey and sharing it with your friends.

The result will help to a stronger foundation for important conversations we will be having for years to come. Thank you for being a voice for the sector and thank you for supporting the mission of ArtsFund.  


King County launches Child Care Financial Assistance (CCFA)


Updated vendor schedule for Plaza Roberto Maestas!


Free Tax Preparation & Expanded Child Tax Credit Information at El Centro de la Raza – Every Tuesday from 2-8 PM in our Centilia Cultural Center until September 28th

Articles of Interest

UnidosUS President and CEO: For Equitable Recovery, Dual Infrastructure Packages Must Move Forward Together

El Centro de la Raza’s Softball Team

“It’s a family affair.” Veronica, our fearless softball captain and El Centro de la Raza’s Property Manager says about El Centro de la Raza’s softball team. El Centro de la Raza has been participating in a softball league organized by Urban League for three years now since 2018. In 2020 we did not have a season due to COVID-19, and the teams are very grateful to be playing again. The league is full of teams working in human services and cultural organizations working exceptionally hard throughout the pandemic. The other teams are United Indians of All Tribes, Urban League Metropolitan Seattle, and International Community Health Services.

The softball league is a welcome return and an essential outlet for individuals and organizations. It is also a joyful way to network and get to know the other organizations, creating multi-cultural unity and connections that allow us to get to know the faces of the organizations we are working with. Veronica mentions that it has helped El Centro de la Raza vaccine clinic outreach immensely. Our El Centro de la Raza team includes some of our current employees, past employees, and families. It’s a way to keep in touch and continue to build our community. At the end of July, we were excited to beat the undefeated United Indians of All Tribes team! Veronica says we keep a competitive spirit, but it’s all about camaraderie and getting to know each other.

Cuentos From Our Programs and Community: August

Sixty nine students graduate from the Jos茅 Mart铆 Child Development Center!

We are proud to announce that a total of sixty nine children successfully completed their final year of preschool and graduated from the Jos茅 Mart铆 Child Development Center (JMCDC)! This was an especially challenging year with the pandemic. Still, the students worked hard all year long and made outstanding progress in all areas of development (social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language). We are so proud of all of the students, and they are now ready for their next adventure: kindergarten!

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold a community graduation celebration as we have done in the past, so the teachers planned safe and creative events for each classroom to honor their graduates. At JMCDC on Beacon Hill, we celebrated our sixty three graduates with walk-up or 鈥渄rive-through鈥 events where the students received a certificate and gift; and parents could stop to take pictures with their graduates. JMCDC at Hirabayashi Place is decorated with their six graduates鈥 pictures and artwork and celebrated in their classrooms.

We are so thankful to all of our students and families for your support in helping to keep our program running, and safe and healthy for our students. And mil gracias to ECEAP and Seattle Preschool Program for making it possible for many of our students to attend preschool, as well as the DCYF and City of Seattle subsidy program that provided discounts throughout the year to further support our families. Last but not least, a BIG congratulations to our graduates for a great year — we will miss you all and wish you the best of luck in kindergarten!


Robotics – Bahlam Bots Program

Competition Ready for 2021-2022 Leagues!

Echale Ganas, scholars! Upon completion of the robotics program, scholars received a laptop/tablet duo to support their future academic endeavors.

Normally the Bahlam Bots Robotic program spends the year preparing and then competing in either the First — Lego League or First — Robotics Competition. With this year’s changes to the league, our program shifted to prepare scholars to be competition-ready for the following year. This break from competition allowed scholars to take their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) preparation in a new direction. Which ultimately created a much-needed community. Scholars participated in a number of at-home challenges that focused on mechanical and logical thinking but also worked to strengthen soft skills such as presenting/giving a presentation and public speaking.  For all their hard work, scholars earned a laptop as a means of investment for their future. These future robotics professionals are not only ready to compete next year but are ready for bright careers!


Summer Learning 2021- Federal Way & Seattle, Zoomies meet during first field trip!

Zoomies on Scavenger Hunt

Participants in our afterschool program and newly enrolled scholars entering middle school began this year鈥檚 Summer Learning Program on July 2. Fondly name the Zoomies, our scholars have made the best of participating remotely. However, the excitement of getting to go, together on a field trip was physical! Energy and laughter filled long empty halls of El Centro de la Raza, as scholars participated in a scavenger hunt that led them all over the building to learn the story of the over 100-year-old historic building.

Scholars also had a chance to participate in art projects and had a chance to try on archeological hats in exploring minerals and rocks. This became a theme, symbolic of the foundation our scholars exhibited for the rest of the summer.

Although academic classes will continue via Zoom, scholars will have a chance to participate in three more field trips that will ultimately help combat summer learning loss.


Job Readiness Training

Our students, Juana Mas, Dallanary Santos, Andy Castro, and Alessia Manay enrolled in the job training program at El Centro de la Raza鈥檚 Business Opportunity Center, have finished their internships with Launch 206! The focus of the program was teaching the participants how to be on-the-water and general seamanship skills. The focus of the program was to help in preparing the students with the skills necessary for careers in the maritime industry. Students gained real-life experience through field trips, guest speakers, and information sessions. In addition, each student received a stipend of $1,000! Check out some highlights of their work here!

Seattle Public Schools is currently transitioning the portal for this year’s Youth Maritime Accelerator program. If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming project please call Danna Villar Cardenas YJRT (Youth Job Readiness Training temp coordinator) Phone number: (206) 887-3574 or email: bocintern@elcentrodelaraza.org.


Tomando Control De Su Salud

Kathlene, a participant in our Tomando control de su salud (Taking Control of Your Health) program, gave us a wonderful testimony of her time with us. She said, “I鈥檝e applied all that I have learned from these classes. The biggest thing I took away from the course was the vital information regarding my health. Along with the information, I also shared my experiences with those around me daily. I was consistently recognized for my progress within the course. I am currently trying to apply all that I have learned in this course and in my routine to improve my quality of life. For this, I give thanks to the people who have formulated this wonderful course and to El Centro de la Raza for all their help.”


Launch and Grow Your Business

Jeanett Quintanilla is a licensed lawyer from Peru and is fascinated with the law and her community. Her passion for serving others continued once she moved to the United States and volunteered at the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington legal clinic. She then became a certified bilingual paralegal in Washington state. Jeanett participated in the entrepreneurship course Launch and Grow Your Business through the Business Opportunity Center (BOC). After graduating from the course, she was given one-on-one business advising through BOC on permits and advertisement online. Now, Jeanett is the owner of Manu Group LLC 鈥 a professional services company that offers paralegal, Spanish translation, and empowerment workshop services to the community. To learn more about her business and services, please contact Jeanett at Jeanett@manu-group.com or (206) 778-6407.


Youth Job Readiness Training

Students enrolled in El Centro de la Raza’s Youth Youth Job Readiness Training program finishing up the end of their session

Finding a job can be a challenge for youth. They must determine what careers are available, their interests, and what skills they need to develop. Another problem among youth is the lack of skills, experience, and education that make them eligible for the workforce. The Youth Job Readiness Training Program is tackling these two problems with a solution: training youth about competent job training, financial literacy, internship placement, and academic support for future education. The program runs through the Business Opportunity Center and recruits 15 to 20-year-old high school students to attend a year-long training course. In addition to technical courses, the program teaches students networking skills, presentation skills, and project development.

This year has been a success despite the pandemic—We learned how to be together in a virtual setting. Every Wednesday, we had the opportunity to share not only knowledge but also emotional support. In addition, students also receive field training at partner organizations. As part of their training, one group this year will be building a boat with the Center of Wooden Boats through Launch 206. One student has already finished her internship with the Port of Seattle for a consecutive year, and another one is working with Seattle Goodwill. Also, a group of students is doing their internship at the Consulate of Guatemala and another one with El Centro de la Raza. Some organizations are providing stipends and school credit for internship completion.

So far, the program has succeeded very well in one of its goals: to help youth find employment. Most of our graduates now have jobs or are attending college, a remarkable achievement for our program. Graduates have found jobs in a variety of fields, from construction to customer service. We are happy to see our students enjoy the knowledge and assistance that we provide and how much we can learn from them. As the number of students willing to explore the employment experience grows, we will continue to have more success stories that show the importance of this program in helping to build the Beloved Community.

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