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  • Argentine shares hopes for Latinos in Louisville

    Argentine shares hopes for Latinos in Louisville

    Claudia Peralta moved to Louisville in 1999. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She says Louisville is a small city compared to where she grew up, but it still has big city flavor. In the future, she would love to see more local Latinos involved in politics.

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    Claudia Peralta moved to Louisville in 1999. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She says Louisville is a small city compared to where she grew up, but it still has big city flavor. In the future, she would love to see more local Latinos involved in politics.

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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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