Ms. Claudia Caballero, Executive Director
2455 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
Bienestar Knox – $30,000
Bienestar Knox is a unique Spanish language service health care prevention program that will break down cultural and language silos impeding Latinos from accessing healthcare. Bienestar Knox will expand Centro Hispano-based, preventative health programs and partner with healthcare professionals to reduce the incidence of costly, chronic medical conditions. The program has an intensive research-based diabetes education prevention program for Latinos, this program is aimed at changing the health habits and profile of the entire family. Bienestar Knox will expand the scope of the only Bilingual Promotora program in Knoxville and the only comprehensive Spanish language helpline.
Children’s Program – $60,000
The Centro Hispano Children’s Program works to develop innovative and culturally appropriate services to support the unique needs of Latino students and to empower parents to become more involved in their children’s education. Centro Hispano will provide bilingual services and educational supports for children ages 2-18 through programs at five Knox County Schools and at our central location.
Workforce Development – $45,000
The Workforce Development Program is intended to teach the Spanish speaking Latino community of Knoxville various practical and enriching tools to help them succeed and integrate into society. Within this program are three areas of focus: English Language, HiSET (high school diploma equivalency), and Financial Literacy. This combination of elements is designed as a holistic program of education to target the major areas in which resources for the Latino community are lacking.
“Centro Hispano, fights to ensure that Knoxville’s hispanic community has access to educational resources and programs.”