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SKYCTC to host third annual Hispanic Resource Fair March 29th

Latino girl with backpak outside with words: SKYCTC Hispanic Resource Fair, Wednesday, March 29th from 2pm to 5pm in building L Welcome Centr

March 16, 2023

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) will host the third annual Hispanic Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 29, from 2:00– 5:00 pm at the Main Campus, 1845 Loop Drive in Bowling Green, KY. The Hispanic Resource Fair is free and open to the community. 

With a growing Latino population at SKYCTC, Latino Outreach Specialist Addi Hernandez says that at SKYCTC’s Hispanic Resource fair is an opportunity to bring the community together to improve communication and access to community resources. One of the significant barriers that the local Latino community currently face is knowing whom to go to for help. Additionally, understanding the legal system and accessing medical care can, at times, be impossible for those who do not speak the English language. 

Hernandez is working with partner agencies to bring resources and services available to the Hispanic population in the area by organizing the Hispanic Resource Fair. “Our goal is to have vendors of resources around Bowling Green, where providers offer services in Spanish or have somebody who speaks Spanish,” said Hernandez. “This event is meant to help people know where to begin when it comes to accessing important resources.” 

Leyda Becker, International Community Liaison for the City of Bowling Green says, “It really makes it difficult to participate actively in the community and be engaged when the language is a barrier. This will be a great opportunity to improve the quality of life in our community.” 

Resources and information will be provided in Spanish by the following agencies: Anthem Medicaid, Kentucky Legal Aid, Bowling Green Neighborhood and Community Services,  WKU Minority Teacher Recruitment Center, Passport By Molina Healthcare, ELPO Law,  South Central Workforce Development Board, Adult Education, and Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.

This event is sponsored by Anthem Kentucky Medicaid.

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