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Leadership Course Update
On April 1, Dr. Max Luna of the UVA Medical Faculty and Dr. Janet Arras discussed cardiovascular health and cancer with leadership students attending the Sacred Heart (Richmond) Immigrant Center’s and Sin Barreras’ three-semester, 80-hour study program in Civics and Leadership Development. A wonderfully informative two hours.
On March 30, 2019, Sin Barreras volunteers were pleased to participate in the launch of the Charlottesville Community I.D launch. (See descriptions elsewhere on this website.) Eight members of the SB team participated in a volunteer effort of about a dozen-and-a-half citizens committed to promoting the culture of a welcoming city and community I.D.s for all.
Spanish language training for Charlottesville City Police
Sin Barreras was pleased to be able to respond to a request from Police Chief Brackney to provide some Spanish language training to selected members of the Charlottesville City Police. Two Sin Barreras volunteers are offering this training on a pilot basis to see how well it work. Stay tuned!
Mexican Consulate Visit- February 2019
From Feb 4 to 9, the Mexican Consulate visited Charlottesville as it does two or three times a year to offer its citizens consular services (passport renewals, consular cards, birth certificates, etc.) without its citizens having to make individual costly and time consuming trips to the Embassy in Washington, D.C. In an innovation this year, Sin Barreras was able to offer the Consulate its own office space to carry out the activity. 275 citizens were served, among them 148 consular identification documents, 195 passports, and 61 birth certificates issued. Sin Barreras is pleased to add this extra dimension to its successful five-year collaboration with the Consulate