Thank you Mayor William Dickinson Jr. and the Town of Wallingford for recognizing and observing National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and for paying tribute to the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans from around the globe. This year’s theme for Hispanic Heritage Month was, “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” Stop by SCOW to read the framed proclamation in both English and Spanish.
Hispanic Heritage Recap:
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month we learned to understand the perspectives, cultures, and heritage of Hispanic communities. Scroll to learn what being part of these communities means to the SCOW team.
A/k/a Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) was founded in 1972 by a small group of Hispanics in the greater Meriden-Wallingford area who experienced difficulties finding translators, interpreters, employment, and medical assistance within the community. The founders envisioned SCOW to be the leading agency to help develop and involve the Hispanics in the community.
Through the years, SCOW has been successful in implementing its mission by providing a variety of social, cultural, educational services and enrichment activities that allow our clients to not only endure but to successfully integrate themselves into U.S. society. Our agency is open to all community residents from different backgrounds in their transition to become full participants of our community and nation. Every program and service we offer is designed and implemented to build confidence, enhance skills, and offer educational opportunities. Our programs and services can be essentially described in three words: Guidance, Education and Sharing.