Our programs are based on the cultural challenges and strengths of a community as defined by its most precious resource – the people. We don’t believe in taking a one-size-fits-all approach to serving our community. Our programs adapt and change with the most urgent needs in our communities. By delivering help and hope we reduce barriers for vulnerable residents to live and thrive.
News and Information en Español
Hola Carolina explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of our community. Our communications team fills the gap in news information, combats misinformation and improves communication for the Spanish-speaking community.
Hola Carolina delivers unparalleled access to the largest Spanish-language audience in Western North Carolina.
Equity in Health for Immigrant Communities
Equally Informed Initiative
Farmworker Health Program
Farmworkers face barriers to care, including limited availability of health care services in rural areas, cost, transportation, clinic hours, and limited language capacity. Few farmworkers are eligible for public assistance programs and the majority lack health insurance.
Hola Carolina’s comprehensive network of health care professionals provide culturally appropriate and accessible health services, empowering farmworkers and their families to live healthy lives.Our program includes outreach, case management and health education.
Education & Outreach
Culture, Arts and Racial Equity – CARE Initiative
Hola Carolina recognizes arts and culture as local assets and economic drivers that can be leveraged to strengthen communities. The Culture, Arts and Racial Equity or CARE Initiative provides accessibility to the arts for the LatinX/Hispanic community.
Hola Carolina develops arts and culture opportunities that foster understanding and forges genuine relationships among all communities.
Latino Economic Empowerment Program – LEEP
The Latino Economic Empowerment Program is a multifaceted pilot program funding professional, technical and marketing services and support for Latino small businesses and entrepreneurs, to help them expand and create jobs.
Hola Carolina understands the potential Latinos have to increase their economic prosperity for generations to come, and commits to tapping into that potential through workshops and public education campaigns.
Cocina Latina Teaches Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs to Build Restaurant Businesses
Hola Community Food Bank
Latino communities are facing greater economic hardship during the pandemic and are more vulnerable to hunger. In fact, food insecurity among Latinos rose from almost 16% in 2019 to more than 22% in 2022. To address food insecurity in Latino communities, Hola Carolina is working with local organizations to meet local needs and address the root causes of inequality.
Hola Carolina seeks and builds relationships with organizations who are creating change, we are deepening impact instead of duplicating it.
VAMOS Carolina – Transportation Services
Hola Carolina provides essential services such as critical transportation to hospitals, medical centers, pharmacies, grocery stores and food banks. In addition, our fare-free transportation service is available for educational, cultural and social activities.
Hola Carolina LatinX Connect
Hola Carolina LatinX Connect is a facilitated conversation among Latino leaders and organizations around the region designed to engage with the Carolina’s fastest-growing community.
Hola Carolina LatinX Connect meets bi-monthly and lunch is provided by our sponsor.
BAILEMOS “Let’s Dance”
As we work to build a welcoming community, we focus on using art and public spaces to bring people together.
BAILEMOS, is a culturally-tailored, community-based performing arts program developed to promoting cultural awareness, physical activity, self-confidence, perseverance, social interaction, and self-esteem while providing structure and a creative outlet to the members of our community.