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Latino Partnership
"Through my practicum at the Mount Pleasant Hispanic Center and my work with the Hispanic Community as the coordinator of Latino and Migrant Issues, I was able to make contacts and gain employment in the Harrisburg Community."
  "I had the opportunity to work within the Latino community andits children. It opened my eyes to need and creativity. The Hispanic Center worked as a community in raising children for their betterment. The Latino Partnership has wonderful resources and contacts."

Mission
  • The Latino Partnership is an advisory group made of Latino leaders from the Harrisburg community, as well as administrators and faculty from Messiah College.
Program Goals
  • Raise awareness of the social needs affecting the Latino community in Harrisburg and through the College's willingness, serve as an educational resource to the community
  • Serve as a resource to students and faculty who are looking for service-learning or internships sites within the Latino community in Harrisburg
  • Serve as a link to departments who are interested in having their students meet practicum requirements in servicing Latino families, organizations and churches
  • Serve as a resource in empowering Latino community leaders to better provide supervision to our students
  • Collaborate with local partners to provide support and mentoring for students wishing to learn more about the Latino experience in an urban environment
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