Last week I had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic and volunteer with Cambiando Vidas (Changing Lives), a U.S. based non-profit organization “dedicated to the idea that every person should have access to the basics of life – food, clothing, shelter, education, and the chance to exercise his or her skills and ambitions.” The organization focuses on building houses, educating youth and encouraging sustainable economic development in rural towns throughout the region.
For a week I worked with a group of 16 volunteers (including my dad, sister and good friend from college) as well as members of the local community to build a new house for a deserving family. Though I enjoyed time away from technology and social media for a week, I was able to learn important lessons in communicating the old fashioned way.
The Latino Arts Festival of Apex aims to highlight the presence of Latino arts and culture in the local community and provide an opportunity to build bridges across cultures. More »
As we mentioned in Post Number 15, Hispanics prefer to be addressed in Spanish by advertisers.
But what kind of Spanish are we talking about?