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  • Artistic Director says her culture plays a big role in her work

    Artistic Director says her culture plays a big role in her work

  • Josue Archilla describes his journey from the military to an art canvas

    Josue Archilla describes his journey from the military to an art canvas

  • Executive Director of La Casita Center enjoys Louisville's diversity

    Executive Director of La Casita Center enjoys Louisville's diversity

    Executive Director of La Casita Center enjoys Louisville's diversity 

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    Executive Director of La Casita Center enjoys Louisville's diversity 

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  • Latino uses his cultural experiences in local government

    Latino uses his cultural experiences in local government

    Ricky Santiago works for the city of Louisville as a manager at the Office for Globalization. In his role Santiago works with recent immigrants. “The challenges my family faced moving here, like learning English, and getting a drivers license, gives me a better understanding to help immigrant community,” Santiago said.  

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    Ricky Santiago works for the city of Louisville as a manager at the Office for Globalization. In his role Santiago works with recent immigrants. “The challenges my family faced moving here, like learning English, and getting a drivers license, gives me a better understanding to help immigrant community,” Santiago said.  

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  • Brazilian musician completed studies at UofL

    Brazilian musician completed studies at UofL

    Kiko Serbian moved to Louisville two years ago from São Paulo Brazil. Serbian completed a masters in Jazz at the University of Louisville. He says growing up in Brazil and receiving information and culture form the United State made the move to Louisville easier.

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    Kiko Serbian moved to Louisville two years ago from São Paulo Brazil. Serbian completed a masters in Jazz at the University of Louisville. He says growing up in Brazil and receiving information and culture form the United State made the move to Louisville easier.

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  • Local Marketer says being Latino in Louisville presents opportunities

    Local Marketer says being Latino in Louisville presents opportunities

    Israel Cuenca has lived is Louisville for nine years and is from Ecuador.  He works for the University of Louisville as a Marketing and Communications Assistant. Cuenca says he likes the culture in Louisville. “There are parks, festivals, music venues, a lot of places to eat and hang out,” Cuenca said.

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    Israel Cuenca has lived is Louisville for nine years and is from Ecuador.  He works for the University of Louisville as a Marketing and Communications Assistant. Cuenca says he likes the culture in Louisville. “There are parks, festivals, music venues, a lot of places to eat and hang out,” Cuenca said.

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  • Cuban ESL coordinator hopes for students to become 100% bilingual

    Cuban ESL coordinator hopes for students to become 100% bilingual

    Berta Weyenberg works for JCPS as a coordinator for the ESL Intake Center. She has lived in Louisville for 20 years and moved from Cuba. She says her cultural background helps her connect with international families. In the future Weyenberg says she would like to see a more educated Latino community. She says “I would like to see students become 100% bilingual.”

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    Berta Weyenberg works for JCPS as a coordinator for the ESL Intake Center. She has lived in Louisville for 20 years and moved from Cuba. She says her cultural background helps her connect with international families. In the future Weyenberg says she would like to see a more educated Latino community. She says “I would like to see students become 100% bilingual.”

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  • Chilean immigrant volunteers for local organizations

    Chilean immigrant volunteers for local organizations

    Sandro Fajardo has lived in Louisville for 21 years. He built a long career at a financial institution but now spends his time volunteering at local organizations like La Casita and Adelante Hispanic Achievers. Fajardo is from the capital of Chile, Santiago and says he enjoys the weather in Louisville. He adds the traffic in Louisville is way better than what he experiences in Santiago.

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    Sandro Fajardo has lived in Louisville for 21 years. He built a long career at a financial institution but now spends his time volunteering at local organizations like La Casita and Adelante Hispanic Achievers. Fajardo is from the capital of Chile, Santiago and says he enjoys the weather in Louisville. He adds the traffic in Louisville is way better than what he experiences in Santiago.

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  • Jefferson County teacher aims to be role model

    Jefferson County teacher aims to be role model

    Penelope Quesada is a teacher for Jefferson County Public schools. In 2016 Quesada won the Music Educator Award, presented by the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy. She has lived in Louisville for 18 years and was born in Peru. “My culture helps me connect with the student, especially the English as a second language students,” Quesada said. “I can connect with the culture and language and help them succeed here at school.”

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    Penelope Quesada is a teacher for Jefferson County Public schools. In 2016 Quesada won the Music Educator Award, presented by the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy. She has lived in Louisville for 18 years and was born in Peru. “My culture helps me connect with the student, especially the English as a second language students,” Quesada said. “I can connect with the culture and language and help them succeed here at school.”

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  • A Mexican Entrepreneur grows his businesses in Kentucky

    A Mexican Entrepreneur grows his businesses in Kentucky

    Marcos Mendoza is an entrepreneur with a variety of ventures. Mendoza owns a construction company and most recently founded a tequila brand, “Mala Idea.’ He was born in Mexico and has lived in Louisville for 15 years. “It’s quit an inclusive community with people from all over the world,” Mendoza said.  Mendoza says his heritage as a Latino and an immigrant has shaped his attitude towards work and inspired him to start his own businesses.

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    Marcos Mendoza is an entrepreneur with a variety of ventures. Mendoza owns a construction company and most recently founded a tequila brand, “Mala Idea.’ He was born in Mexico and has lived in Louisville for 15 years. “It’s quit an inclusive community with people from all over the world,” Mendoza said.  Mendoza says his heritage as a Latino and an immigrant has shaped his attitude towards work and inspired him to start his own businesses.

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