|This year the “Day of the Dead” begins on Tuesday, October 31st, Halloween Day.|
The blog post below received a lot of attention yesterday. The title of the post was, “The City of Lake Worth and our good friends and neighbors in the immigrant community”.
If you’ve been thinking about volunteering for our immigrant neighbors in the City of Lake Worth below is the contact information for the Guatemalan/Maya Center. Without further ado:
There are two area centers that support the Guatemalan/Maya and immigrant communities: one is El Sol in Jupiter and the other is the Guatemalan/Maya Center (GMC; contact information below) here in the City of Lake Worth.
Although Lake Worth and the Town of Jupiter are not, and never were a “sanctuary city”, that doesn’t mean much hard work and outreach to the immigrant community has not been going on.
Here in the “Welcoming City” of Lake Worth there has been much outreach, e.g., the Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association and the GMC worked together to solve problems such as crime, code enforcement, bulk trash pickup, and keeping the streets clear and well lit at night.
Shortly prior, the Post’s Kevin Thompson had an article about the Guatemalan/Maya community you can read here. And who can forget the Lake Worth CRA when they invited everyone to celebrate Día de Los Muertos, the “Day of the Dead”, last November here in the City of Lake Worth?
|If you would like to volunteer for The Guatemalan-Maya Center use this link.|
Or call 561-547-0085 and say “Bienvenidos!”. The address is 430 North G St.
In partnership with the City of Lake Worth, the Armory Annex, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, the Guatemalan-Maya Center and LULA, the CRA announced the Discovering Our New World—Immigrant Children’s Look at Lake Worth. Read more about that event using this link. This exhibit was later moved and displayed at City Hall:
The Armory Annex in Lake Worth reopens its doors to host Discovering Our New World. For this photographic exhibit the Armory is privileged to collaborate with the renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre of West Palm Beach. The show is part of the Photographic Center’s Picture My World program.
For those of you in the Central American immigrant community (or those helping their efforts) in the City of Lake Worth, suburban Lake Worth (including Palm Beach State College) and Greenacres here is how you contact the Post reporter to tell your story: