The Wellness initiative
The Wellness Initiative was born with the idea of providing a space where the Latino population can learn ways to be healthy and improve environmental conditions in an accessible, positive, safe, happy, and cultural environment. The population is motivated to make small changes in a voluntary and progressive way through their diet, physical movement, contact with nature and interaction with other individuals.
The Wellness program has 6 essential components:
2. Farmers’ Market
3. Let’s Get Healthy this Summer and Winter
4. The Earth Made my Lunch
7. Community Health Workers
- Promote the welfare of Latino families in Madison and its surrounding communities through educational programs.
- Help participants create links with different coexisting cultures and share their traditions in a way that ensures these cultural exchanges take place in a friendly and fraternal environment, where everyone is welcome regardless of race, religion, ideology, color or gender.
- Strengthen the capacities and capabilities of people to participate in community development processes.
- Through community work, the social relationships of individuals are strengthened by creating an atmosphere of empathy.
- Achieve a community unit that serves as a link for the organization of groups and the development of new productive projects that motivate families to establish, propose and achieve specific goals.
*To sign-up for one or more of these programs, click here.
Karime Perez Stephanie Mondloch Deanna Sell Marcos Lozano
(608) 255-3018 (262) 366-6238 (847) 997-9401 N/A
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Wellness Initiative Coordinator Wellness Program AmeriCorps VISTA Food and Wellness Coordinator El Mercadito Coordinator
WELLNESS VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
The Centro Hispano Community Garden is the product of collaboration between many community members and organizations. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Derek Fry, owner of Curbside Composter, for his dedication to helping the Centro Hispano Community Garden flourish. Mr. Fry volunteered his time throughout the summer to help us build and maintain a compost bin for the food waste from Centro and from the surrounding community. Fry visited the compost regularly to check temperatures and moisture levels, and add material to the compost as needed. Information on Mr. Fry and his composting services is available at http://www.curbsidecomposter.com/ , or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/curbsidecomposter/?fref=ts