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  • AnDee Solis

Celebrating the Rich Legacy of Hispanic and Latinx Americans at BACR

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration from September 15th to October 15th dedicated to recognizing and honoring the cultural, historical, and societal contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. During this time, communities across the United States have come together to celebrate the rich tapestry of traditions, languages, and legacies of Hispanic and Latinx individuals and their vital role in shaping the nation's identity. It's a time to learn, appreciate, and embrace the diversity that is the hallmark of this vibrant and influential community.

As we draw the curtain on this year's National Hispanic Heritage Month, we take pride in honoring the contributions and resilience of the Hispanic and Latinx communities. In a special closing, we also want to shine a spotlight on the incredible achievements and stories of three dedicated BACR employees whose unwavering commitment and diverse backgrounds have added to the richness of our organization. These remarkable individuals have not only furthered our mission but also exemplified the spirit and strength of Hispanic heritage.

Lean in and learn by doing the following:

  1. Read a BACR blog, Embracing the Beauty of Diversity, written by guest blogger Maritza Gomez - Interim Director of the Resource Hubs, Latino Task Force

  2. Read a BACR blog, Empowering Dreams and Embracing Diversity, written by guest blogger by Beatriz Vargas - Senior Academic and Career Coach for Chalk and Hope

  3. Or watch the video's below created by BACR's Videographer, Simon Santos.


Ruth Barajas - Cardona, Director of Workforce and Reentry


Estefania Lopez, Education and Career Pathways Manager, Workforce and Reentry


Martiza Gomez, Interim Director of the Resource Hubs, Latino Task Force

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