In The News
3/22/2012 - Wake Forest University students talk about their experiences with El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services. Click here to read the article in the News Center.
10/4/2011 - According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population identifying itself as Hispanic or Latino grew by 43 percent from 2000 to 2010, compared to 9.7 percent overall growth in the population. Read the rest of this article from the Wake Forest University News Center.
8/28/2011 - Scene and Heard visited Fiesta del Pueblo. Check it out in the Winston-Salem Journal.
7/22/2011 - Read about El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services in Civic Engagement Week Jump Starts.
6/21/2011- AVANCE launches the Unlocking America's Potential Project at National Press Club in Washington D.C. The press conference featured Keynote Speaker Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez and a touching yet very inspiring success story from San Antonio's AVANCE Mother of the Year, Elida Galindo. Congratulations to El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services in receiving the award. Click here to view the YouTube video.
5/10/2011 - Congratulations to Teddy Aronson, a Wake Forest University student and former intern with El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services. Teddy is the recipient of the Christman Award for Service, presented to the graduating senior who most exemplifies the University’s Pro Humanitate motto. Click here to read the profile about Teddy and his thoughts about community service.
Read the article published in the Winston-Salem Journal about AVANCE's Unlocking America's Potential Project, a $50,000 grant to begin a program for Hispanic parents of young children to make the parent the first teacher and the home the first classroom.
5/1/10 - Congratulations to Rosa Miranda, pastor of El Buen Pastor Church and chair of El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services for being awarded the Hanesbrand, Inc. Hispanic Leadership Award. The award honors an individual who has made substantial contributions to our Hispanic community through their leadership in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. We are proud of Rosa, our founder and board chair. ¡Felicitaciones, Rosa!
5/10/10 - Through a Gender Lens: The Economic Security of Women and Girls in Forsyth County
In a study on the economic security of women, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem set out to determine if women in Forsyth County are able to afford basic and necessary expenses for themselves and their families. Rosa Miranda, pastor of El Buen Pastor and chair of the El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services board attended as the representative for the entire population of Latinas in the county. The study focused on areas such as housing, nutrition, transportation, child care, and healthcare. The report, Through a Gender Lens: the Economic Security of Women and Girls in Forsyth County, suggests that women face significant challenges regarding all of these issues. Poverty disproportionately impacts female-headed households; 78% of single women female-headed households with children in the county earn less that the Living Income Standard needed to meet the basic expenses for a family of three; and despite national and state declines in teen pregnancy, Forsyth County’s teen pregnancy rate is higher than the overall state rate are just a few of the findings of the report. El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services works diligently to address some of these challenges with programs such as the Mujeres y Muchachas con Esperanza project (Women and Girls with Hope).
The program, supported by a grant from The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem develops the Women’s Leadership Council, in which Latinas from the greater community partner with women leaders from El Buen Pastor to develop a network of communication, mutual support, and fellowship among women. This grant also supports a mentoring program to pair adolescent girls with adult volunteers who will help them devise strategies to stay safe, succeed in school, and pursue their dreams for their future.
El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services is committed to helping our Latina sisters realize the joys and the benefits of blending the best of their own traditions with the new culture in which they choose to live. We support The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem in their efforts to identify the needs and offer support to social change that will directly benefit these women.
11/11/2009 – Grant awarded for Mujeres y Muchachas con Esperanza project!
El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services was one of 6 agencies to receive a community grant from The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem at their annual luncheon. The funded project—Women and Girls of Hope—involves building peer and mentoring relationships for women and girls in order to help them build secure futures.
Funds will be used to further develop our new Women’s Leadership Council, where Latinas from the greater community partner with women leaders from El Buen Pastor to develop a network of communication, mutual support, and fellowship among women. At the request of the mujeres, part of the funds will be used to construct an outdoor volleyball court for the families’ recreation.
This grant will also support the creation of a mentoring program to pair adolescent girls—muchachas—with volunteers who will help them devise strategies to stay safe, succeed in school, and pursue their dreams for their future. The mentoring relationships will be developed in the context of our existing youth tutoring program under the leadership of Martha Lowry.
About The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem
The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem seeks to improve the lives of women and girls by building a community of female philanthropists who provide grants to local programs and initiatives that address the root causes of social issues impacting women and girls in Forsyth County.
The Women’s Fund provides funds from its community and new grassroots grants programs that focus on creating social change – changes in the knowledge, attitudes, thinking, and practices of individuals, groups of individuals, the larger community, and the systems and policies of organizations and institutions. For more information about The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, see www.womensfundws.org.