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Minnesota Statewide Special Edition: Spotlight on Worthington primavera 2011

Worthington, MN
Model City, USA
Mi Pueblo es Diferente a Tu Pueblo Puentes y Baches: Worthington
Bill Keitel Avanza por el Camino del éxito en
P. 1, 3, 4 My Town is Different than Your Town una Comunidad Diversa
por Bill Keitel By Bill Keitel
Bridges and Bumps: Worthington
Tu vas a muchos lugares y viajas You go many places and travel Progresses on the Road to a
a lo largo y ancho. Yo tengo una
comunidad interesante que me
far and wide. I have an interesting
community that allows me to enjoy
Successful, Diverse Community
permite disfrutar los alcances the far flung reaches of the world . . . por Jane Moore By Jane Moore
lejanos del mundo . . . justo en mi right in my own back yard.
propio traspatio. Recently the news is all about En 1996 Yunuen Velázquez tenía Yunuen Velázquez was 4 in
Recientemente las noticias son ”immigration” and our national 4 años, cuando ella y su madre 1996 when she and her mother
todo sobre “imigracion” y nuestro concerns for security. I find llegaron de Chéran, Michoacán, arrived in Worthington, Minnesota
interés nacional por la seguridad. “security” in my own back yard México a Worthington, Minnesota. from Cheran, Michoacan, Mexico.
Yo encuentro “seguridad” en mi and in my community. Before Velázquez no había tenido Velázquez spoke only Spanish, had
propio traspatio y en mi comunidad. you respond to the hype and educación pre-escolar y solamente not attended preschool and was
Jenny Andersen Martinez Antes de que respondas al fear about immigration (legal or
P. 19, 22, 25, 27 hablaba español al momento en rejoining her father, Ernesto, who
revuelo publicitario y miedo sobre undocumented) let me tell you que se reunieron con su padre, had labored alone for more than
inmigración (documentados e about my community. Ernesto, que había estado trabajado three years in the United States to
indocumentados) déjame decirte I am a small business man that durante más de tres años ganando earn enough money to relocate the
acerca de mi comunidad. has modestly prospered in this el dinero suficiente para poder entire family.
Yo soy empresario de un curious setting. I have come to trasladar a toda la familia a los Today, Velázquez is an articulate,
negocio pequeno que a prosperado embrace the fine people that are Estados Unidos. accomplished, confident and multi-
modestamente en este curioso immigrating to my community. Hoy, Velázquez es una chica de 18 lingual 18-year-old. Having become
escenario. He llegado a abrazar a They have become the life blood años, expresiva, confiada, realizada a naturalized U.S. citizen a few
la Buena gente que esta emigrando that has allowed our community y habla dos idiomas. Después years ago, she graduated in May
a mi comunidad. Se han convertido to continue to prosper . . . in a de algunos años se naturalizó 2010 from Worthington High School
sangre de vida que le permite a time when the demographics were como ciudadana estadounidense with a 3.4 grade point average and
nuestra comunidad a prosperar…..en completely against us. y en Mayo del 2010 se graduó de recently began her freshman year
un tiempo cuando las demográficas Our community is located Worthington High School con un at Concordia College, Moorhead,
estaban completamente contra just south of the mythical “Lake promedio de 3.4 y recientemente where she plans to study music and
nosotros. Wobegon” and we typify those comenzó su primer año en el art with the aid of scholarships.
Nuestra comunidad esta demographic characteristics.
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Sai Bai Dee (Laos), Buenos Dias crude rendition of their languages
HOLA EVENTOS READERS (Español), De Tu Jot (Sudanés), . . . but it allows me a comfort
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By Jane Moore Djow Go (Vietnamita), Ka May La zone with my new neighbors. I
HAYFIELD, MN – From Arizona Mi Pueblo es Diferente a Tu Pueblo ha (Etiope), have them sign a world atlas in my
Es tal vez una cruda interpretación store . . . it allows me the ability to
to Minnesota, states and towns
de sus idiomas….pero me permite understand where they have come
across the U.S. are struggling to
continued from page 1 una zona de confort con mis nuevos from and often times it allows
come to terms with a rising level of
vecinos. Los tengo señalándome me to understand some of their
diversity—and some are handling
the challenge more successfully
My Town is Different than Your Town un atlas mundial en mi tienda….me travails.
permite la habilidad de comprender As I walk around the lake I can
than others.
Worthington, Minnesota, a localizada justo al sur de la mítica Our accommodation of the de donde han venido y muy seguido confidently say “duke bhet ba”
rural community of about 12,000 “Laguna Wobegone” y tipificamos newest immigrants started (how’s fishing? in Lao), to my
people in Minnesota’s southwestern esas características demográficas. about 25-30 years ago with Sudanese kids I shout “beh tu nie
corner, has faced many of the same Nuestro alojamiento de los the Vietnamese and Laotian yet gel” (lets stick together!)
issues. emigrantes mas nuevos comenzó peoples. It has continued They all enjoy and appreciate
As an influx of immigrants of mas o menos de 25 q 30 anos atrás throughout the decades and my attempt to speak in their native
various nationalities has become con los Vietnamitas y Laosianos. has been of great benefit to this tongue (they laugh at me), as they
part of the town’s population since Ha continuado a través de las community. Our community continue to become assimilated
1990, individuals, schools, churches, décadas y a sido de gran beneficio would have demographically into our community. We are a small
government and businesses a esta comunidad. Nuestra drifted off the charts . . . because community and we strive to make
there have done their best to comunidad hubiese sido derivada of “out migration” and an aging sure that no one is anonymous.
not only keep up with the needs demográficamente fuera de serie . population. Cross-cultural exchanges happen
of newcomers but to anticipate . . por lo de “fuera emigración” y el Many of my Lao and Vietnamese far more frequently in a small
problems and foster integration in envejecimiento de la población. friends are here . . . because they community, no one has the ability
what was formerly a largely white, Muchos de mis amigos Laos stood up for “American Ideals” to be anonymous. Our community
agriculturally centered county seat. y Vietnamitas están aquí…. and risked both their lives and is far more diverse than most
This edition of Eventos illustrates porque defendieron los “Ideales the lives of their families, much any large city in the Midwest . . .
how Worthington ’s citizens have Americanos” y arriesgaron los dos, to their credit. In quiet moments, perhaps the nation.
risen to the occasion, despite sus vidas y las vidas de sus familias, I have heard their stories . . . it Assimilate . . . they have! I
ongoing challenges and hurdles.  mucho a su favor. En momentos has brought tears to my eyes . . . am convinced that these new
Articles included cover the local de silencio, he escuchado sus I have a profound respect for found immigrants have saved my
integration collaborative and historias…..me han traído lagrimas them. American Idealism? . . . I community. They have purchased
social service agencies, economic a mis ojos….tengo un profundo have not sacrificed, . . . like they homes, they have purchased cars,
development efforts by minorities, respeto por ellos. Idealismo have sacrificed. My life has been they have kept our grocery stores
Bill Keitel - in Tune with
the evolution of educational Americano?….Yo no he sacrificado…. relatively easy. If they would tell busy. They have created their own
Worthington
institutions, the effect and efforts of como ellos se han sacrificado. Mi you their stories . . . you would grocery stores. They are the new
the local pork processing plant on vida a sido relativamente fácil. Si have a new found respect for the graduates at the local community
the population change, the changing ellos te contaran sus historias…. immigrant experience. Immigration me permite comprender algunas de college. They have become the
arts scene and the success story of encontrarías un nuevo respeto doesn’t happen because ”things sus calamidades. New Worthington. There might
por la experiencia inmigrante. La are dandy!” Immigration happens Mientras camino alrededor de la be a few people that consider this
an immigrant’s child.
This edition of Eventos is a must- inmigración no sucede porque because people are at the limits of laguna puedo decir confiadamente immigration a threat . . . those folks
“las cosas están genial!” La their own tolerance. “duke bhet ba” (que tal la pesca? are prone to fear and loss of their
read for those seeking to understand
how immigration and integration inmigración sucede porque las Today, I can take my 2-block walk En Laos), a mis niños Sudaneses standing within their perceived
are shaping rural America today.  In personas se encuentran en los to work and say “hello” in numerous les grito “beh tu nie yet gel” place within our community. The
short, a lesson from Worthington: limites de su propia tolerancia. languages. Sai Bai Dee (Lao), (mantengámonos unidos!). good news is that the majority of
Buenos Dias (Mexico, Guatamala, Todos ellos disfrutan y aprecian folks around these parts recognize
change in a community’s longtime
ethnic composition, though Hoy, puedo tomar my caminata El Salvador ), De Tu Jot (Sudanese) mi intento de hablar en su lengua that this “immigration thing” is of
sometimes difficult, can have many de dos cuadras al trabajo y decir Djow Go (Vietnamese), Ka May La
positive results. “hola” en numerosos idiomas. ha (Ethiopian), its is perhaps a continua en pagina 4 continued on page 4
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continua de pagina 3 mama y papa (tiendas pequeñas) from our new found immigrants,
están brotando en estos momentos we learn from being able to say .
Mi Pueblo es Diferente a Tu Pueblo . . . y son una parte significante
del nuevo espíritu empresario de
. . ”I don’t understand you, explain
to me . . . again” . . . that is what
Worthington. it means to be accommodating . . .
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La inmigración nunca a sido We aren’t afraid to understand our
My Town is Different than Your Town “limpia y ordenada” tiene una
“curva de aprendizaje”. Mi
new neighbors. We recognize that
“They” are our new beginnings.
natal (ellos se ríen de mi), mientras continúan comunidad, Worthington a asumido We have been re-invented and
ser integrados en nuestra comunidad. Somos la responsabilidad y estrechado though we do make mistakes . . .
una comunidad pequeña y nos esmeramos para el espíritu del alojamiento. we recover and strive to learn
asegurarnos que nadie sea anónimo. Intercambios Nosotros aprendemos de nuestros from them. We are a bright and
culturales cruzados suceden mucho mas frecuentes amigos, aprendemos de nuestros rich community . . . quite able to
en una comunidad pequeña, nadie tiene la habilidad nuevos inmigrantes encontrados, extend a hand of accommodation
de ser anónimo. Nuestra comunidad es mucho mas aprendemos por ser capaz de decir . & friendship, while also helping
diversa que la mayoría de cualquier ciudad grande en . . ”No te comprendo, explícame . . . ourselves grow economically.
el centro oeste . . . quizás de la nación. otra vez” . . . eso es lo que significa Worthington has benefited from
Intégrense . . . ellos lo han hecho! Estoy convencido ser acomodadizo. No tenemos its new found immigrants and I
que estos nuevos inmigrantes encontrados han miedo de entender a nuestros suspect . . . history will eventually
salvado mi comunidad. Ellos han comprado casas, nuevos vecinos. Reconocemos write a new chapter about this
han comprado carros, han mantenido nuestras que “Ellos” son nuestros nuevos community and its “Accommodating
tiendas de comestibles ocupadas. Han creado sus inicios. Hemos sido reinventados y Spirit.”
propias tiendas de comestibles. Son los nuevos Fransisco and the crew at Tacos Lupe pause aunque si cometemos errores . . . Symbaidee, La Gon, Djow Go,
graduados del colegio de la comunidad local. Se han for a photo with Bill. nos recuperamos y nos esforzamos Djow Bye,
convertido en El Nuevo Worthington. Tal vez haya por aprender de ellos. Somos una Bill Keitel
great value to our community!
algunas personas que consideren esta inmigración brillante y rica comunidad . . . Worthington, MN
Francisco is buying more real estate in neighboring
una amenaza . . . esa gente esta propensa al temor efectivamente capaz de extender
communities and is expanding his restaurant business
y perdida de sus sentido de estar de pie dentro de su la mano de alojamiento y amistad,
and my friends from Laos have one of the largest
percepción dentro de nuestra comunidad. La buena mientras también ayudarnos
Asian grocery stores in all of southern Minnesota-
noticia es que la mayoría de la gente alrededor de a nosotros mismos a crecer
maybe the largest in Minnesota. My immigrant
estas partes reconocen que esta “cosa emigrante” es económicamente.
friends strive and achieve, sometimes they fail. Their
Worthington se a beneficiado de
perseverance makes me think more of them . . . not
sus nuevos inmigrantes encontrados
less.
y yo sospecho…..que la historia
I’ve lived here many years and the community
eventualmente escribirá un nuevo
would be quite mundane if I didn’t have the continual
capitulo sobre esta comunidad y su
influx of new found friends and immigrants.
“Espíritu de Alojamiento”.
If you are looking for the latest trendy shopping
Symbaidee, La Gon, Djow Go,
mall or strip mall (filled with brand named stores)
Djow, Bye, Adiós,
this might not be the place for you. We do have
Bill Keitel
many standardized big box stores, however if you
Worthington, MN
are looking for a real “WORLD MARKET” experience,
I encourage you to come and visit Worthington.
It won’t be completely “standardized” with all the
generic brand name stores . . . but if you have an
You’re invited to connect with . . .
Bill Keitel with Bill and Mone Souksavong,
owners of Top Asian Foods Larry Thompson
de gran valor a nuestra comunidad!
Francisco esta comprando mas bienes raíces en las (El Gringo Feliz)
comunidades vecinas y esta en expansión su negocio
de restaurante. Mis amigos de Laos tienen una de at
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las tiendas de comestibles mas grandes Asiática en
todo el sur de Minnesota . . . quizás la mas grande
de Minnesota. Mis amigos inmigrantes se esfuerzan y
logran, algunas veces fracasan. Su perseverancia me
hace pensar mas de ellos . . . no menos.
Yo he vivido aquí muchos años y la comunidad seria
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tiendas estandarizadas, sin embargo si tu buscas una Market experience. Ma and Pa stores are sprouting
experiencia real del “MERCADO MUNDIAL”, te animo up as we speak . . . and they are a significant part of
Connections,” and enter
a que vengas a visitar Worthington. the new entrepreneurial spirit of Worthington.
No será completamente “estandarizada” con todas Immigration has never been “clean and tidy”, it has
las tiendas de marcas genéricas . . . pero si tienes a “learning curve”. My community, Worthington, has
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Puentes y Baches: Worthington Avanza por el Camino
Worthington Hace Camino para
del éxito en una Comunidad Diversa Inmigrantes, los Cambios
Worthington Makes Way for
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Bridges and Bumps: Worthington Progresses on the
Road to a Successful, Diverse Community
Concordia College, Moorhead, donde con Her success story is one made possible,
Immigrants, Changes
la ayuda de becas planea estudiar música in part, by the general spirit of cooperation En las últimas dos décadas la comunidad Over the past two decades, the
y arte. and tolerance that is largely present in de Worthington ha experimentado un cambio community of Worthington has experienced
Su éxito fué posible, en parte, por el Worthington. This little town on the prairie, demográfico muy importante pasando de a major demographic shift, changing from a
espíritu de cooperación y tolerancia que whose origins date to pioneering European un pueblo compuesto mayormente por town comprised largely of white European-
está mayormente presente en Worthington. immigrants of the 1870s, has morphed descendientes Europeos de raza blanca a un descended residents to one with a broad
Esta pequeña ciudad en la pradera, cuyos over the past two decades from a mostly pueblo con un extenso nivel de diversidad level of ethnic diversity.
orígenes datan de los pioneros europeos white city with an aging and numerically étnica. In this southwestern Minnesota town of
inmigrantes de la década de 1870s y que en declining population to an ethnically diverse En este pueblo al suroeste de Minnesota, about 12,000 people, this demographic shift
las últimas dos décadas , se ha transformado community; its growth rate was 13.1 percent con una población aproximada de 12,000 has, as might be expected, come with some
de una mayoría de población blanca con un from 1990-2000 and is conservatively personas, este cambio demográfico, growing pains. Yet because a majority of
envejecimiento numéricamente en descenso estimated at 4.55 percent between 2000 como era de esperarse, viene con algunos Worthington’s leaders and key community
a una población étnicamente diversa. Su and 2010. problemas inherentes al crecimiento, la organizations took early steps to find ways
tasa de crecimiento fué del 13.1 % entre “My dad came here because he heard mayoría de los líderes y organizaciones to assist the newcomers rather than to fight
1990-2000 y se estima que en un 4.55 % there was work at JBS [formerly Swift, a claves, en lugar de pelear en contra del the change, Worthington now finds itself in
entre 2000 y 2010. local pork processing plant with about 2,400 cambio, tomaron los primeros pasos para a better position than many small towns in
“Mi papá llegó aquí porque escuchó que employees],” shared Velázquez. “Work was encontrar formas de asistir a los recién handling its new composition.
había trabajo en JBS [anteriormente Swift, hard to find in our part of Mexico, and he llegados. Ahora Worthington se encuentra In this edition, you may read several
una planta local procesadora de carne de didn’t want the lifestyle there. He wanted en una mejor posición en comparación de stories about how Worthington has coped
cerdo con unos 2,400 empleados],” comentó me to be educated, so he decided to come muchos otros pueblos pequeños y su nueva with its “extreme makeover” and continues
Velázquez. “Era difícil encontrar trabajo en here and start over.” organización. to adapt as necessary.
esa parte de México, y él no quería el estilo Ernesto Velázquez’s motivations are similar En esta edición usted puede leer varias
historias acerca de como Worthington committees emerged from those meetings,
de vida de ese lugar. Mi padre quería que to those of many other immigrants who have
ha se las ha arreglado con su “extrema with charges to tackle issues ranging from
tuviera una buena educación, así que decidió helped boost Worthington’s various ethnic
transformación” y como conforme es health care access to law enforcement.
venir aquí y empezar de nuevo”. minorities to well over a quarter of the local
necesario se continúa adaptando a los “After four years, some things had been
Los motivos de Ernesto Velázquez population. Indeed, 60 different languages
cambios. institutionalized, some of the most urgent
son similares a los de otros muchos are reportedly spoken by the approximately
needs had been addressed and the city of
inmigrantes de diversas minorías étnicas 21,000 people (figure: 2000 census) in Nobles
Cultural, era hacer dos cosas: primero, Worthington formalized a cultural diversity
que han contribuido a impulsar al pueblo de County, and the Nobles County court system
darle la bienvenida a los recién llegados y steering committee,” detailed Fiola.
Worthington, y son más de un cuarto de la employs an interpreter coordinator and AT
proporcionarles el apoyo necesario para So when Velázquez began attending
población local. De hecho, se ha reportado & T language line services to accommodate
hacer de Worthington su nuevo hogar y, Worthington schools as a Spanish-speaking
en el Condado Nobles 60 diferentes idiomas the needs of residents.
segundo, tratar de trabajar con la comunidad five-year-old in 1997, she was met by a staff
que aproximadamente se hablan por 21,000 With a bulk of the minorities coming to
ya establecida para ayudar a todos adaptarse well equipped to handle English as a Second
personas (fuente: censo del 2000) y el Worthington due to employment at JBS,
a los cambios demográficos.” Language students like her.
sistema de las Cortes del Condado Nobles the town has had many years of practice
Fiola observa que, unos once comités “Learning English was pretty easy for
tiene a un intérprete coordinador y una in laying the infrastructure necessary
o grupos especiales surgieron de esas me because I was listening to it every day,”
línea de servicio de AT&T para ayudar a las to accommodate a broad company of
reuniones, para abordar temas tales como offered Velázquez. She says her friends
necesidades del los residentes. newcomers; local social services agencies,
el acceso al cuidado de la salud hasta el have nearly always included peers from
Con una gran parte de grupos minoritarios educational institutions, government entities
cumplimiento de la ley. different cultural backgrounds, and she was
llegando a Worthington debido al empleo and religious organizations all learned by
“Después de cuatro años, algunas cosas blessed to have a father who made sure
en JBS, la ciudad ha tenido muchos años trial and error over the past 20 years as the
habían sido organizadas y algunas de las she took advantage of the educational and
de práctica en sentar las infraestructuras pace of new residents, many of whom are
necesidades más urgentes habían sido extracurricular opportunities afforded her in
necesarias para ayudar a un numeroso grupo immigrants or refugees, accelerated.
indentificadas y así la ciudad de Worthington Worthington.
de recién llegados; servicios sociales locales, “When the demographics started to really
formalizó un Comité Directivo de diversidad But an isolated community’s fundamental
instituciones educacionales, entidades change here, former mayor Bob Demuth
cultural”, detalló Fiola. composition doesn’t shift so dramatically in
gubernamentales y organizaciones religiosas. convened a core group of about eight to 10
En 1997 cuando Velázquez tenía 5 años y such a relatively short period of time without
Todos aprendieron por medio de “prueba y people representing a variety of agencies
siendo hispano-parlante comenzó asistir a las encountering a few difficulties.
error” y a un paso acelerado por los nuevos to see what we could do to prepare the
escuelas de Worthington y se encontró con One ongoing challenge in Worthington, for
residentes que muchos de los cuales son community for changes,” recalled Jerry Fiola,
un personal bien preparado para manejar el instance, is a shortage of affordable housing.
inmigrantes o refugiados. Worthington’s community education director
Inglés como segundo idioma en estudiantes The local rental market has been extremely
“Cuando la demografia realmente comenzó since 1984 and a lifelong Worthington
como ella. tight for years, and it is not uncommon
a cambiar, el ex Alcalde Bob Demuth convocó resident. “That was around 1990-91, and out
“Aprender Inglés fué muy fácil para mí for newcomers to pay more than they can
a un grupo básico de alrededor de ocho a of that group we organized the Worthington
porque lo estaba escuchando todos los días”, reasonably afford for accommodations that,
diez personas representando una variedad Cultural Diversity Coalition.
cuenta Velázquez. Ella dice que sus amigos even so, may be sub-standard.
de organismos para ver qué se podía hacer “The Cultural Diversity Coalition’s goal
eran de su mismo nivel pero de diferentes “Housing continues to be a challenge
para preparar a la comunidad para esos was to do two things: first, to help welcome
orígenes culturales, y se sentía bendecida for our community, and that will likely
cambios”, recordó Jerry Fiola, residente newcomers and provide the support they
por tener un padre, el cual, se aseguró always be at the forefront for us,” admitted
por muchos años y desde 1984 Director needed in order to make Worthington
que ella aprovechara de la educación y de Brad Chapulis, Worthington’s director of
de Educación Comunitaria en Worthington. their new home and, second, to attempt
las oportunidades extra-curriculares que se community development for the past 12
“Esto fué alrededor de 1990-91, y de ese to work with the mainstream community
ofrecían en Worthington. years. “It’s not so much due to race as it is
grupo organizamos la Coalición de Diversidad to help everyone adjust to the changing
Pero en una comunidad aislada, su to the cost of construction.”
Cultural de Worthington. demographics.”
“El objetivo de la Coalición de Diversidad Fiola notes that as many as 11 task force continua en pagina 18 continued on page 18
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y cuanto más estés dispuesto a deductible is the portion of the risk
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como una sociedad que forma in the storm, you promise to pay
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proteger sus activos en los que su while your insurance company
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Las Ciudades de Minnesota
están Evolucionando
Minnesota Towns Are
Evolving
En un artículo reciente de la A recent USA Today article
revista “USA Today” indica que el indicated that economic boycotts
boicot económico contra Arizona, against Arizona after the state
realizado después de que el passed an immigration enforcement
estado aprobó una ley de control law in April have resulted in more
de la inmigración en abril, se ha than $250 million in losses to the
traducido en más de $ 250 millones state’s conference and convention
en pérdidas para la industria de industry, according to a report
conferencias y de convenciones del released Thursday.
Estado, según el informe publicado Canceled conferences have led
el jueves. to the loss of more than 2,700
Conferencias canceladas han jobs, about $86.5 million in wages
dado lugar a la pérdida de más de for Arizona workers and nearly $10
2.700 empleos, alrededor de US $ million in tax revenue for the state,
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trabajadores de Arizona y cerca de by the consulting firm Elliott D.
$ 10 millones en ingresos fiscales Pollack & Company for the Center
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realizado por la consultora Elliot D. leaning think tank. The study ACCIDENTE/ACCIDENT
Pollack & Company para el Centro predicts the total damage to the 1. Cuentas Medicas? (Medical Bills?)
de Progreso Americano, un estudio conference industry could reach 2. Danos a su Vehiculo? (Damage to your vehicle?)
liberal de tendencia a la reflexión. $388 million in coming years given
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que a su vez crea puestos de
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Minnesota towns are evolving.
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A traves del Programa Financiero Latino
raíces, asisten a las iglesias, los can choose to try and unsuccessfully
niños van a las escuelas locales, y stop the wheels of change or
el dinero se gasta localmente. embrace the new dynamics that are Le ofrece talleres GRATIS de:
Las ciudades de Minnesota están cities provide. Arizona is proof that Como manejar o rendir su dinero (Dollar Works 2)
evolucionando. Nosotros, como the economic impact of decisions
habitantes de este gran estado to try and discourage settlement Como rentar adecuadamente (RentWise),
podemos optar por intentar, sin has unintended repercussions. In Compra de Casa*
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o abrazar las nuevas dinámicas que need to embrace the new families Abriendo Puertas Con Educacion Superior,
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de la colección de una deuda. Citatorio suele confundir a muchas
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saber los derechos suyos y los del número de archivo del tribunal. De
collector. Primeramente es illegal hecho, comúnmente este documento
que un colector lo insulte o acose. no es sometido al tribunal. No
El collector de deudas o abogado obstante, es muy importante que
no tiene derecho a gritarle o usted actúe rápidamente si recibe
abusar de usted verbalmente. estos documentos. Un Citatorio es
Muchos colectores acostumbran generalmente un documento de
algunas veces a amenazar a los una página que indica que “usted
consumidores con amenazas tiene 20 días no incluyendo la
extrañas. Por ejemplo, amenazas fecha de entrega para contestar a
diciendo que van a vender su casa, la Demanda”. Esto significa que si
quitarle a su mascota o que lo van usted no contesta al colector ya sea
a deportar. Estas amenazas son admitiendo o negando cada párrafo
despreciables, falsas e ilegales que se encuentra en la Demanda
bajo el Acto de Prácticas Justas en el plazo de 20 días, usted estará
de Colección de Deudas (FDCPA). en defecto y el colector podrá
El FDCPA es una ley federal que obtener un juicio de defecto. Si
protege a los consumidores contra esto sucede, usted tendrá una
los abusos y el acoso de abogados sentencia contra usted que puede
y colectores de deudas. afectar negativamente su reporte
Una deuda es comúnmente de crédito.
enviada a un collector de deudas En este caso, el consumidor será
después de tres meses de no contactado por el colector para
recibir pago. Normalmente, el pedir una declaración de valores
collector envía cartas solicitando al que requiere enviar una declaración
consumidor que pague la deuda. financiera indicando el nombre
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con llamadas telefónicas de la bancaria. Es muy importante que
agencia de colección. De acuerdo al usted llene completamente estos
FDCPA, después de la comunicación documentos y los envíe al colector
inicial, ya sea por teléfono o por de deudas. De lo contrario, el
correo, el collector debe enviar un colector puede someter papeles
“aviso de validación”. El aviso de adicionales al tribunal para su
validación notifica al consumidor detención. El siguiente paso de
que tiene el derecho de disputer este proceso es la congelación de
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An Education
in Diversity ¿ES EL COSTO
By Jane Moore
In the course of her 39-year
career in education—nearly all of
from the Minnesota Department of
Education gives Worthington’s K-12
student breakdown as follows: 5
UNIVERSITARIO
UN PROBLEMA?
it in Worthington, Minnesota—Le percent black, 11 percent Asian, 38
Lucht has seen a lot of changes. percent Hispanic and 46 percent
But being a person with a lifelong white. Twelve percent of District
interest in people from other 518 students were identified
cultures, as well as a Spanish teacher, as possessing Limited English
Lucht welcomes what she calls the Proficiency, and 55 percent qualified
“huge shift in demographics” that for free or reduced lunches.
“This growth has necessitated
¿Se puede dar el lujo de no ver lo que ofrecemos?
has transformed Worthington since
she first moved here in 1967. facility changes, as well as expansion PROMEDIOS DE COSTO DE INSCRIPCIÓN Y CUOTAS
As the Worthington-based of our translation services, parent
coordinator of diversity and liaison programs and parent UNIVERSITARIAS
multicultural affairs for the advocacy positions, some of which
are made possible through grants,”
DEL AÑO ACADÉMICO 2010-2011:
five campuses of Minnesota
West Community and Technical detailed Landgaard. “We’ve also
College, Lucht actively seeks hired more ELL (English Language $5,498 Universidad Minnesota West en Educación Técnica y Comunitaria.
out opportunities to spread Learner) teachers to address the
cultural awareness among the need, and made changes in our $6,295 Universidades Estatales de Minnesota.
constituencies the college serves. summer school and extended year
“There’s been a huge increase offerings.” $10,515 Universidad de Minnesota.
in the number of people not only District 518 employs two full-time
taking Spanish but also in students Spanish translators, and another $16,187 Institutos Profesionales en Comercio e Industria.
from all over the world here,” in a three-fourths time position,
noted Lucht. “They’re studying and has several other translators $29,509 Universidades Técnicas y Privadas.
nursing, math and science as available on an as-needed basis to
well as technical programs, and assist with conferences and parent
we’ve started making a concerted meetings.
effort to offer some ESL (English “This past summer, we started • Se ofrece más de 60 carreras y especializaciones en
a lunch program for any kid under
as a Second Language) classes to
help bridge the gap between area 18, because we’re trying to ensure Humanidades, Artes y Letras.
adult basic education classes and
the level of work required to help
that nutritious meals are received
during the summer months,”
• Viaje diario desde su casa a la universidad y ahorre una cantidad
people make it in college.”
“We’re also seeing more and
explained Landgaard. “Plus, in
today’s society, parents of all kinds
adicional de hasta $6,300.00 por año.
more diverse students qualifying are working more so kids are • Título universitario de preparación básica. Los primeros dos años
for Phi Pheta Kappa, the community somewhat on their own at times.”
college honor society, and I’m One way District 518 has de una licenciatura.
attempted to encourage cross-
thrilled to death with that,” added
Lucht. cultural understanding over the (Conocido en inglés como un Asociado en Artes, AA).
In the fall of 1999, only 3.2
percent of Minnesota West
past several years is via Spanish
instruction at Prairie Elementary,
• Autorizados para ofrecer la transferencia del plan de
Community and Technical College
students identified themselves as
home to roughly 1,000 students in
kindergarten through fourth grade.
estudio en Minnesota.
being of an ethnicity other than “Each classroom has Spanish
Caucasian. By the fall of 2004, that instruction for 30 minutes every
number had grown to 5.94 percent, week,” shared Josh Noble, principal
and by fall 2009 it had reached 9.28 at Prairie Elementary. “Although it
percent. is minimal, it’s a wonderful way to
Even more dramatic is the growth introduce the Spanish language and
in ethnic diversity experienced by culture to our elementary students.
Worthington’s School District 518. It’s also a great opportunity for
“When I started here eight some of our students who speak

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years ago,” recalled District 518 predominantly Spanish to ‘shine.’”
superintendent John Landgaard, Spanish and German language
“the district was about 32 percent classes are among the courses
diverse. Now we’re at about offered at Worthington High

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53 percent, and the number of School.
students overall in the district has “Forty to fifty years ago, you
increased from 2,300 to over 2,500 just didn’t see minority folks in
for the 2010-11 school year.” Acción Afirmativa bajo la Ley que Ofrece Igualdad de Oportunidades del Empleador.
Miembro de las Universidades Estatales de Minnesota y del Sistema Universitario. Accesible a los Individuos con Discapacidades Bajo la Ley Federal.
Demographic data for 2009 continued on page 12
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Education in Diversity
these numbers in southwestern are truly willing to share their
Minnesota communities,” expressed cultures with everyone else.”
Landgaard. “The landscape of Events like those are encouraging
rural America has changed, and to Landgaard, whose District 518
we’ve seen that here and adjusted staff members strive to celebrate
as necessary.” the color and variety of local
“We live in a global society, which students while giving each student
is very evident in our school district, the educational tools he or she
and our kids and staff understand needs.
that and we function very well,” “We have a very good teaching
 continued Landgaard.
A community outreach effort
and support staff that does a great
job with our students,” asserted
 initiated by Lucht, of Minnesota
West Community and Technical
Landgaard, who has three children
of his own in District 518 schools.
 College, speaks to Landgaard’s
observations.
“Do people have concerns? Yes, at
times, but concerns always exist and
“We started what we call ‘Culture for our staff it’s not about race—it’s
Corner’ to provide a connection about teaching and educating kids,
between Minnesota West and the and how to improve each kid as an
community,” said Lucht. “Last fall, individual.
we had a Culture Corner event “I like the direction things are
 focused on Hispanic Heritage, with
over 350 people showing up to hear
going here, but in my career
I know there is always room
 snippets about the cultures of local
residents from Mexico, Ecuador,
for improvement,” concluded
Landgaard. “My background has
 Peru, Colombia and Guatemala. allowed me to roll with things in our
“There was music, food, dancing ever-changing district. You know,
 and more,” revealed Lucht. “It they say you can see the cup as
was a phenomenal night, and it’s either half full or half empty. The
 amazing how people from different cup is full—in our case, I think the
backgrounds within the community cup is really full.”

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continua de pagina 5 antiguo residente de la ciudad. “Lo que bright display along two of the town’s main
Puentes y baches: Worthington Avanza por el Camino ellos consideran viviendas de calidad versus
lo que un antiguo miembro de la comunidad
streets of more than 70 flags representing
the nationalities of the county’s diverse
del éxito en una Comunidad Diversa opina, puede ser muy diferente”. Tan solo ethnic makeup—resulted in at least one
educar a nuestros nuevos ciudadanos acerca angry letter-to-the-editor in the local paper
continued from page 5 de lo que significa ser un Minnesotan, y cómo decrying the project.
mantener su lugar, son cosas importantes.
Bridges and Bumps: Worthington Progresses on the “Y no me importa quién eres, nadie
But on the whole, most Worthington
residents, whether new or old, have come to
Road to a Successful, Diverse Community debe vivir en una vivienda por debajo de lo
appreciate the benefits a diverse community
establecido”
can bring, and most are making an effort to,
Oberloh también está frustrado por la
organización fundamental no cambia tan City and county statistics illustrate the falta de iniciativa sobre un proyecto de ley if not embrace the changes, at least come
dramáticamente en un corto plazo de tiempo situation: the 2008 median house value para una reforma migratoria, señalando to terms with an evolution that increasingly
sin encontrarse con algunas dificultades. in Nobles County was $76,700, while the que, la ausencia de esta, esencialmente crea seems to be the town’s future.
Un desafío permanente en Worthington, state average that year was $212,500; una sub-categoría de ciudadanos y hace las “We’ve got selection that would be the
por ejemplo, es la escasez de viviendas Worthington’s 2009 rental housing vacancy cosas más difíciles para aquellos que están envy of a lot of places as far as food and
accesibles. El mercado de alquiler ha estado rate was zero percent and the median Nobles aquí legalmente. shopping experiences go,” proclaimed Mayor
sumamente limitado por años, y no es raro County rent in 2008 was $534 per month. No todos aceptan y dan la bienvenida tan Oberloh.
que los recién llegados paguen más de lo que In 2007, 20.5 percent of county rápido como otros a los nuevos residentes “I believe we’ve grown a lot as a town
razonablemente pueden por alojamientos homeowners spent more than 30 percent of de grupos minoritarios, de manera que and have become more accepting of other
que, aun así, puede estar por debajo de lo their annual income on housing costs; that la aceptación a largo plazo es un nuevo cultures,” offered Velázquez. “It’s pretty
establecido. obstáculo y una realidad de Worthington.
same year, 48.6 percent of county renters amazing how our town celebrates our annual
“La vivienda sigue siendo un desafío Por ejemplo, la reciente revitalización de
also put more than 30 percent of their International Festival [held on a weekend
para nuestra comunidad, y probablemente la “Paz Avenue of Flags”, la cual muestra un
siempre estará a la vanguardia de nosotros”, income for housing. each July], especially compared to the towns
“Our community challenges are not brillante despliegue de más de 70 banderas around us.”
admitió Brad Chapulis, quien ha sido a lo largo de las dos calles principales
Director de Desarrollo Comunitario en los necessarily reflective of ethnicities, but of the Within Worthington’s District 518, student
del pueblo, representando las diversas
últimos 12 años. “El problema no es la raza community as a whole,” shared Chapulis. involvement is gradually becoming more
nacionalidades que conforman el condado-
de las personas como lo es el costo de la And despite having one of the state’s integrated, and that may be the key to
-resultó por lo menos en una airada carta
construcción.” lowest unemployment rates as of December el editor del periódico local criticando el ensuring a healthy, educated community in
Las estadísticas de la ciudad y del condado 2010—4.6 percent in Worthington, vs. proyecto. years to come.
muestran que la situación: en el 2008 el the state average of 6.8 percent—Nobles Pero sobre todo, la mayoría de los “All of our co- and extra-curricular activities
valor de una casa mediana en el condado County’s poverty rate, assessed in 2008, was residentes de Worthington ya sean viejos o are reaching out to the diverse population,”
de Nobles era de $76,700, mientras que 13.4 percent. nuevos han venido a apreciar los beneficios affirmed Lori Dudley, a two-term school
el promedio ese año en el estado fué de “Clearly, wages haven’t kept up,” observed que puede aportar una comunidad diversa, y board member and parent of four children.
$212,500. En el 2009 en Worthington, la Chapulis, “so we’re working on strengthening la mayoría están haciendo un esfuerzo para, “Our orchestra, for example, incorporates
tasa de viviendas de alquiler vacantes fué our economic development efforts in the sino adaptarse a los cambios, por lo menos kids from all ethnicities. Your heart just
del 0 % y en el 2008 la renta promedio en el community and encouraging all employers aceptar una evolución que cada vez parece wants to stop when you see all that color,
condado Noble fué de $534 por mes. to pay a fair wage.” ser mas el futuro de la ciudad. all those kids from different backgrounds
En el 2007, el 20.5 % de propietarios “Tenemos una selección que sería la
Also, an influx of often non-English- playing cooperatively together, and how
en el condado gastó más del 30 % de sus envidia de muchos lugares en cuanto a
speaking residents from less developed positive that is.”
ingresos anuales en gastos de vivienda; ese experiencias en compras y comida” proclamó
mismo año, el 48.6 % de los inquilinos del countries sometimes means it is harder for Velázquez was one of those orchestra
agencies and officials of all kinds to share vital el Alcalde Oberloh. students; she also studied piano for 10 years
condado también pusieron más del 30 % de “Creo que hemos crecido mucho como
sus ingresos para pagar vivienda. information about things like city ordinances, and was a trumpeter in the high school
pueblo y se ha vuelto más tolerante
“Nuestra comunidad enfrenta desafíos housing codes and even commonly accepted band, a dance line member, a soccer and
hacia otras culturas” dijo Velázquez. “Es
que no son necesariamente el reflejo de los neighborhood practices such as yard cross country teammate, a speech team
asombroso ver cómo el pueblo celebra cada
grupos étnicos, sino de la comunidad en maintenance and snow removal. año nuestro Festival International [celebrado participant and a peer mentor, among other
conjunto”, compartió Chapulis. “It can be a struggle because most of the en un fin de semana de cada mes de Julio], things.
Y a pesar de tener Worthington durante immigrants come from a different lifestyle especialmente en comparación, con otros Now, as a college freshman, she reflects
Marzo del 2010 una de las tasas más bajas than what we’ve been used to,” expressed pueblos alrededor de nosotros”. on her youth in Worthington.
de desempleo del 4.6% en comparación a Alan Oberloh, Worthington’s mayor since Dentro del Distrito 518 de Worthington, “I’m glad my dad chose to come here,
la tasa promedio del estado del 6.8% -- en 2002 and a longtime city resident. “What la participación estudiantil esta haciéndose and from the stories he’s told me, he said
el 2008 el condado de Nobles la tasa de they consider quality housing versus what gradualmente más integrada, y eso puede it’s been hard at times but when he sees
pobreza, fué evaluada, en un 13.4%. a long-time community member thinks ser la clave para garantizar,una comunidad how far we’ve come, it’s all been worth it,”
“Claramente, los salarios no se han may be a lot different. Just educating más educada y saludable en los años por revealed Velázquez. “Every time I feel like
mantenido”,observó Chapulis, “así que our new citizens on what it means to be a venir. giving up on stuff, I remind myself of what
estamos trabajando para fortalecer nuestro “Todas nuestras actividades extra-
Minnesotan, and how to keep up your place, my dad went through, and that keeps me
desarrollo económico de la comunidad y escolares, están acercándose a la población
are big things. motivated.”
alentando a todos los empleadores a pagar diversa”, afirmó Lori Dudley, miembro de
un salario justo”. “And I don’t care who you are, nobody
should have to live in sub-standard la junta escolar por dos périodos y padre
También, una afluencia frecuente de de cuatro hijos. “Nuestra orquesta, por
personas provenientes de países menos housing.”
ejemplo, incorpora niños de todas las etnias.
desarrollados y que no hablan Inglés a Oberloh is also frustrated by the lack of
Tú corazón simplemente quiere dejar de entre otras cosas.
veces significa que es más difícil para los forward motion on a federal basis when it
latir cuando miras todo ese color, y a todos Ahora, como estudiante de primer año en
organismos y funcionarios de todo tipo comes to an immigration reform bill, noting esos niños de diferentes orígenes jugando
that its absence essentially creates a sub- la Universidad, ella reflexiona acerca de su
compartir la información vital acerca de cooperativamente y ver lo positivo que es juventud en Worthington.
cosas tales como ordenanzas de la ciudad, class of citizens and makes things harder for eso”. “Estoy contenta de que mi papá haya
códigos de la vivienda e incluso prácticas those who are legally here. Velázquez fué una de esos estudiantes escogió venir aquí, y por las historias que
comunes del vecindario como mantenimiento Not everyone is as quick to welcome de la orquesta; y también estudió piano por me ha contado, fué duro en ocasiones, pero
de jardínes y remoción de nieve. new minority residents as are others, so 10 años fué trompetista en la banda de la cuando ve hasta donde hemos llegado,
“Puede ser una lucha porque la mayoría long-term acceptance of what is obviously Preparatoria (High School) miembro de un entonces siente que todo ha valido la pena”,
de los inmigrantes proceden de un estilo Worthington’s new and continuing reality is grupo de danza, así como también miembro reveló Velázquez. “Cada vez que siento como
de vida diferente de lo que han estado another obstacle. de un grupo de carrera de campo y de un que quiero renunciar a algo, me recuerdo a
acostumbrados”, expresó Alan Oberloh, For instance, the recent revitalization of equipo de futbol soccer, participante de un mi misma por lo que mi papá atravesó, y eso
Alcalde de Worthington desde el 2002 y grupo de oratoria y compañero mentor,
Worthington’s Peace Avenue of Flags—a me mantiene motivada”.
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Empresario JBS de hacemos mas de lo que hacen la mayoría de
los empresarios para asegurar que tengan
éxito afuera de su empleo también.
they have a life outside of work and that
Worthington is a home for them—not just a
place to earn a paycheck.”

Worthington se Esfuerza “Estamos muy concientes de que nuestros
empleados están aquí en JBS solo 8 horas
To achieve those goals, Andersen-
Martinez’s staff includes at least two

para Ayudar a Sus
al día, así que tenemos que asegurar que community liaison people whose mission
tengan una vida aparte del trabajo y que is to assist new employees in connecting
Worthington se convierte en un hogar with all the local resources they and their

Empleados a Formar Parte para ellos-no solo un lugar donde ganan la
sustancia del día.”
families might need—English as a second
language classes, churches or temples,

de la Comunidad
Para lograr esas metas, entre los hospital and clinics, financial services,
empleados que trabajen con Andersen- social services, realtors and early childhood
Martinez están incluidos por los menos dos instruction, among other possibilities. In
personas que trabajan como enlace con la addition, a branch of the Fulda Area Credit

Worthington Employer comunidad con la comisión de ayudar a los
empleados nuevos a ponerse en contacto
Union is on site at the plant, and local realty
representatives make regular on-site visits

JBS Strives to Help
con los recursos locales que les podrían ser to assist employees in exploring housing
útiles, como Ingles Como Segunda Idioma, options.
iglesias o templos, hospitales y clínicas, JBS has even built a “mock home” (20’

Employees Integrate into
servicios financieros, servicios sociales, x 10’) on a wall in the facility. The project
agentes de bienes y raíces, clases educativas is called the “Housing Information Center”
del desarrollo de los niños, entre otras cosas. and includes not only postings of available

the Community Además, un sucursal de Fulda Area Credit
Union se encuentra en el mismo sitio de
la fabrica, y los agentes de bienes y raíces
properties for sale in the area, but also
information on the home-buying process,
financing, home maintenance, etc.
llevan a cabo visitas regulares al mismo sitio “The idea is to educate our employees
Cualquier día domingo entre mayo y On any given Sunday morning from May
para ayudar a los empleados a explorar sus on home buying, to bring the information
octubre usted encontrará en el campo de through October, Buss Field on the southeast
opciones de vivienda. to them, in a setting where they feel
Buss, que se encuentra al lado suroeste edge of Worthington is bustling with more
JBS incluso ha construido una “casa comfortable—their workplace,” detailed
de Worthington, bullicioso actividad con than 1,000 soccer fans and spectators,
postiza” (6m. por 3m.’) en la pared de la Andersen-Martinez. “It has been very
mas de 1,000 aficionados del fútbol, todos all eager to enjoy a day of relaxation and
instalación. El proyecto se llama el “Centro successful.”
ansiosos de disfrutar un día de relajamiento recreation.
Informativo de Vivienda” y no solo incluye “We even help line up appointments for
y esparcimiento. Competitors in colorful uniforms scream
anuncios de las propiedades de venta en el people to scout out housing, or help them
Los jugadores con sus brillantes uniformes and sweat as cheering fans and families
área, pero también incluye información del coordinate rides to work if necessary,” she
gritan y sudan mientras que sus aficionados revel in the action, taking time out to
proceso de comprar un casa, financiación, y added. “Language barriers can be a problem
gozan de la actividad, comprando comida de purchase food from the Tacos Lupe wagon
mantenimiento del hogar, etc. with many other things as well, like setting
la taquerilla “Tacos Lupe” o de los vendedores or from cart vendors peddling chicharrones
“La idea es de educar nuestros empleados up utilities, and we want them to start off on
de chicharrones y paletas. and paletas.
sobre la compra de una casa, a llevar la the right foot.”
“La liga de fútbol de Worthington tiene “The Worthington adult soccer league has
información a ellos en un entorno donde JBS must be doing something right;
alrededor de 24 equipos, con un total around 24 teams, with close to 500 players,”
ellos se sienten cómodos, o sea, su lugar de besides a declining employee turnover rate
de casi 500 jugadores,” menciona Jenny estimated Jenny Andersen-Martinez, human
empleo,” menciona Andersen-Martinez. “Ha and a high level (90 percent) of management
Anderson-Martinez, administradora de resources director at Worthington’s JBS pork
sido todo un éxito.” employees having been promoted from
Servicios Humanos de la fabrica JBS, de processing plant. “JBS has always been
“Incluso ayudamos a fijar citas para las production, outside organizations have
carne de puerco. “La fabrica JBS siempre very supportive of the local soccer league,
personas que quieren buscar una vivienda, recognized JBS’s ongoing and increasing
ha apoyado la liga local de fútbol, y además and we’ve provided funds for the park and
o ayudarles a coordinar transporte para el commitment to its employees.
hemos aportado fondos para los baños y restroom facilities at Buss Field, too.”
trabajo, si es necesario,” ella añadió. “Las For instance, Lifetrack Resources named
instalaciones del parque y del campo de With a Worthington employee base of
barreras del idioma pueden ser un problema JBS Employer of the Year in 2007 and a
Buss.” roughly 2,400, JBS is the largest employer
con muchas otras cosas también, como “Community Builder” in 2009 “for dedication
Con un estimado de unos 2,400 in this town of about 12,000 people. And
instalar los servicios públicos, y queremos to providing jobs and helping new employees
empleados, la fabrica JBS es el empresario with an employee demographic in the first
que empiezan de una manera positiva.” integrate into the community.” Lutheran
mas grande del pueblo, que cuenta con unos portion of 2010 showing JBS’s breakdown
Al parecer, JBS esta teniendo éxito, Social Services also named JBS Employer
12,000 habitantes. La demográfica inicial de as 42 percent Hispanic, 24 percent Asian,
porque aparte de un numero disminúyete of the Year in 2008, and Vietnamese Social
2010 de empleados de JBS refleja que 42% 23 percent black and 11 percent white,
de personas saliendo del trabajo, y un Services recognized Andersen-Martinez and
de los empleados son Hispanos, 24% son supporting the local soccer league is a
alto porcentaje (90%) de empleados de JBS “for their efforts in helping refugee
Asiáticos, 23% son Afro Americanos, y 11% natural way for JBS to help its employees
administración habiendo siendo promovidos and immigrant families find their place in
Anglo Sajones. Por lo tanto el apoyar la enjoy their time off and feel comfortable in
de producción, otras organizaciones han American society.”
liga local de fútbol es una manera lógica de what is, for many, a new community.
reconocido lo entregado que esta JBS con Other ways JBS attempts to ease the
ayudar a los empleados de JBS a disfrutar de “Worthington’s demographic makeup is
sus empleados. transition for new employees and reach out
su tiempo libre y sentirse cómodo en lo que what it is largely because of JBS,” asserted
Para ilustrarlo, Lifetrack Resources nombró to them include ethnic food in the recently
es para muchos, una comunidad nueva. Andersen-Martinez, noting the employee
a JBS el Empresario del Año de 2007 y en expanded and remodeled on-site cafeterias,
“La demográfica de Worthington esta turnover rate at JBS for the first six months
2009 el “Edificador de la Comunidad” por plus critical information relayed to employees
compuesta así mayormente debido a la of 2010 was a respectable 11 percent. “My
su “dedicación y por proveer trabajos y por in their native languages while, at the
fabrica JBS,” asegura Andersen-Marinez, team is passionate about helping people
haber ayudado a los nuevos empleados a same time, they are actively encouraged to
tomando en cuenta que el promedio de succeed in the greater community, and we
integrarse en la comunidad.” Lutheran Social improve their English skills.
empleados dejando el trabajo fue un want to see them not just assimilate but
Services también nombró a JBS el Empresario “I think JBS has forged a real partnership
modesto 11 porcentaje por los primeros integrate. We want their kids to succeed,
del Año 2008, y Vietnamese Social Services with the key players of the community—
6 meses de 2010. “Mi equipo esta muy as well, so we do a lot of things above and
reconoció a Andersen-Martinez y JBS “por the schools, Community Education, the
entregado a ayudar a los demás a tener beyond what most companies do to ensure
sus esfuerzos en ayudar a las familias Nobles County Integration Collaborative,
éxito en la comunidad mayor, y queremos that success outside of the workplace.
inmigrantes y refugiados hallar su lugar en the police department and social services,”
verles no solo asimilarse en la comunidad “We’re very sensitive to the fact our
pero también integrarse en ella. Queremos employees are only here at JBS for eight
que sus hijos tengan éxito también, así que hours a day, so we’ve got to make sure continua en pagina 22 continued on page 22
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Empresario JBS de Worthington se Esfuerza para
Ayudar a Sus Empleados a Formar Parte de la
Comunidad
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Worthington Employer JBS Strives to Help
Employees Integrate into Community
la sociedad Americana.” related Andersen-Martinez. “As an
Además JBS intenta facilitar la employer, we want people to feel
transición para empleados nuevos when they come here that this can
al incluir comida étnica en las be a home, that they can be here on
cafeterías recién ampliadas que a long-term basis and be productive
se encuentran en la planta, y de members of our community.”
compartir información critica en Investing in that community,
los propios idiomas del empleado, then, is another important link JBS
mientras que, a la vez están seeks to strengthen.
siendo encomiados a mejorar Besides supporting the
sus capacidades lingüísticas aforementioned soccer league,
aprendiendo el Ingles. JBS and its employees are annual
“Pienso que JBS ha forjado and major contributors to the
una verdadera asociación con los Worthington Area United Way fund.
miembros claves de la comunidad- JBS gave $500,000 to the recent
las escuelas, Community Education, campaign for the new, $9.6 million
el Integration Collaborative del Worthington Area YMCA facility,
condado de Nobles, el Departamento and JBS generously contributes to
de Policía, y Servicios Sociales,” a long line of annual community
relata Andersen-Martinez. “Como festivals. JBS and the local UFCW
empresario, queremos que las jointly manage a “Multi-cultural
personas se sienten cómodos aquí, fund,” which has helped many of
que puedan establecerse aquí a largo the cultures hold celebrations they
plazo y ser miembros productivos might not otherwise be able to
de nuestra comunidad.” afford. Some of the annual ethnic
Invertirse en ese comunidad por celebrations sponsored include the
lo tanto, es otro lazo importante International Festival, an annual
que JBS desea fortalecerse. African celebration, the Ethiopian
Aparte de apoyar la liga de fútbol Easter festivities, a Cinco de Mayo
previamente mencionado, JBS y event, the Lao New Year activities
sus empleados son contribuidores and more.
principales al fondo de United “The president of our local union,
Way en Worthington. JBS donó Mike Potter, has also been a long-
$500,000 a la campaña recién time supporter of each of these
para la nueva instalación de YMCA cultural events. We thoroughly
en Worthington, un proyecto de enjoy learning more about the
$9.6 dólares, y JBS contribuye different cultures represented by
generosamente a una lista larga de our employees and their union
festivales anuales de la comunidad. members,” added Andersen-
JBS y el UFCW local manejan entre Martinez, who noted JBS’s
si un fondo “multi-cultural”, lo cual employees come from 36 different
ha permitido el poder llevar a cabo countries.
celebraciones de otras culturas que JBS is also a significant financial
de otro modo no hubieron podido supporter of the Community
haber hecho. Algunas de las Connectors program, which is an
celebraciones patrocinadas de esta important tool and resource for
manera incluyen la International local immigrants and refugees.
Festival, una celebración anual JBS’s Worthington roots date to
Africano, el Ethiopian Easter the 1960s when Armour first opened
Festivities,, un evento Cinco de a pork processing plant here. The
Mayo, las actividades del Lao New decades have seen the plant change
Year, y mas. ownership—and philosophy--from
El director de nuestra unión Armour to Monfort to Swift to Swift
local, Mike Potter, también ha & Co. and, in 2007, to the Brazilian-
respaldado desde hace mucho cada headquartered JBS.
uno de estos eventos culturales. “We go way above and beyond
Nosotros realmente disfrutamos in doing everything possible to
de aprender mas acerca de ensure that people who work for
las culturas representadas por us are eligible to work legally,”
nuestros empleados y miembros
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Arts Opportunities Community Action
changes people’s lives,
Acción Comunitaria cambia
la vida de las personas,
Abound in Worthington embodies the spirit of hope, encarna el espíritu de
esperanza, mejora
“I really think the arts are a appeal to a large audience base,”
improves communities,
comunidades y hace
reflection of the best expression of shared Vosburgh. and makes America Estados Unidos un lugar
who we are,” professed Margaret Some of the acts Vosburgh has a better place to live. mejor para vivir.
Hurlbut Vosburgh, manager of brought to Worthington in the past
Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium few years include Ballet Folklorico,
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Originally constructed in 1931, seeking a better life in Minnesota, Senior Dining ~ Meals on Wheels Programa de Voluntarios del conductor
the roughly 750-seat auditorium and “Manzi,” the story of Latino civil
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Senior & Caregiver Advocacy Comedor Principal ~ Comidas sobre Ruedas
was first attached to the former “Everyone comes with their own Retired & Sr. Volunteer Program Defensa Senior y Cuidador
Worthington senior and junior high stories,” Vosburgh asserted, “and in Family Planning Clinic Jubilados y Programa de Voluntarios Senior
schools. our community, my, we have a lot Clínica de Planificación Familiar
Now a free-standing structure of them to tell.”
that is currently undergoing a Vosburgh is openly passionate
Interpretation will be made available for
renovation and expansion made about the arts and their ability to those with limited English proficiency.
possible by a half-cent sales tax make connections between people
approved by the local citizenry from varying backgrounds, so for Inicio Climatización Comedor Principal
Home Weatherization Head Start Senior Dining
in November 2008, Memorial her, Memorial Auditorium provides
Auditorium is home to a variety of one of Worthington’s most ideal
arts performances annually. sites for uniting the “old guard”
“When I curate a season, I look residents with the newer influx of
at bringing in groups that will immigrants, whatever their original
country of origin may be.
“The arts can really help people to
become part of their communities,”
continua de pagina 7 expressed Vosburgh. “Even if only
Finanzas para Bobos a few of the students ‘get it’ and
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Programs Plus People
Equals Progress in
Worthington
There is plenty of anecdotal a family.” integration and student success,” perspectives, as well as character Johnson estimates 90 percent—
evidence that Worthington’s Another local initiative in explained Johnson. “Our most education,” assured Johnson. “I were minorities, and he confirms
institutional efforts at integrating its which Fiola has had a hand is the successful programs are the out-of- think the integration between that the Y is “trying to be very
diverse community and educating Community Connectors program, school programs for secondary kids. multiple school districts has been intentional about ensuring that our
a new immigrant population have which helps newcomers become They are truly getting at closing the beneficial for all of the students, board will be representative of our
been successful, but if you like hard aware of and access community achievement and opportunities gap because we are definitely becoming community.”
data, Jerry Fiola is happy to provide resources of all kinds. In 2003, between ethnically diverse students more of a global society.” “We are pleased that the Y is
some numbers. Fiola’s department received the first and their white peers.” Andy Johnson, executive director becoming more reflective of our
“We have nine different ESL 21st Century Community Learning Johnson noted that each of the Worthington Area YMCA, can local population,” he added.
(English as a second language) Center Grant, a federal funding program works toward the same attest to that. Sharon Johnson notes that in
classes for adults going on opportunity intended primarily to five goals: academic achievement, “There is undoubtedly an Worthington at large, there has
to accommodate a variety of develop out-of-school activities for cultural competence, leadership increase of folks using the Y who are been more effort in recent years to
schedules,” began Fiola, the District at-risk students. development, college and career members of the diverse population hire people of color and bilingual
518 Community Education director “Here, we had a strong focus exploration, and civic engagement. groups,” confirmed Andy Johnson, individuals into professional
since 1984. “Since establishing our on working with immigrant and Some of those she oversees who has been in Worthington for positions (such as at banks,
Even Start family literacy program in refugee families, although it was include Dynamic 507, which 11 years. “On November 1, 2009, clinics, schools, businesses and
1996, which covers early childhood, not exclusively for them, and our focuses on service learning; Youth we opened a brand-new, 45,000 family services), and, to her, that
adult basic education and parent program created bilingual parent Diversity Corps, a drama group; square-foot, $9.6 million facility, indicates a broader desire to be a
education under one umbrella, we liaison positions,” clarified Fiola. Six Steps, a hip-hop dance group; so our membership has grown by truly integrated community.
have aided roughly 250 families— “That funding also enabled us to Odyssey, an academic assistance 1,000 since then, but for example, “Ultimately, it’s about building
and our program is one of only four add the varsity soccer program and career exploration program; 11 years ago we had zero minorities relationships, which isn’t always
in Minnesota receiving grant funds at Worthington High School in and Circle Mentoring, which is an in our co-ed and women’s adult easy,” admitted Johnson, “but
for this purpose. 2004, and we attempted to create ambassadors program that helps volleyball leagues and now they we’ll keep working on it because
“After receiving some federal infrastructures within the schools to new students transition into the make up nearly 50 percent of our if we’re just living side-by-side and
grant dollars in 2001 for an English support involvement of our diverse local high school. league players.” not interacting, we haven’t been
literacy/civics education program, populations.” “We have a significant number The vast majority of kids in successful.”
we’ve had about 120 people achieve In addition, community of students in these programs, and, the Y’s youth soccer program—
citizenship through those classes,” education classes have been although it’s slow progress, we have
continued Fiola. “And now, with the offered to adult immigrants in their seen improvement in GPAs and
help of another 21st Century grant, native languages—things like cake graduation rates of the ethnically
we’re starting a new ‘Soccer and decorating, sewing and computer diverse students involved,” shared Number of Operating Charter Schools: 149
Scouting’ program initiated by the instruction in Spanish or Laotian. Johnson. “At least we’re going in (2010-2011)
national Boy Scouts organization. Working near Fiola’s office the right direction.”
We have about 115 boys and girls and in concert with his efforts “Another program that has Number of Enrolled Students: 35,000
from grades 1 through 5 signed up is Sharon Johnson, director of really helped with the graduation
for that.” the Nobles County Integration rate is the PASS program, which
(2009-2010)
Fiola has aggressively sought Collaborative (NCIC) since 2004. we co-sponsor with Community Charter schools are funded by the
grant assistance wherever “There’s a real commitment to Education,” added Johnson.
possible to provide educational collaboration here and not a lot “PASS is a nine-week plan that State of Minnesota in the same
and integrative opportunities for
Worthington’s diverse populace.
of duplication of effort,” affirmed
Johnson, who notes the NCIC
helps parents understand how
to effectively navigate the school
manner that traditional public
“With the relative suddenness traces its origins to 1999 when the system and advocate on behalf of schools are funded, except for
and size of the change here in Minnesota legislature first passed their child or children. We’ve had
Worthington, and considering we the Desegregation Rule and provided over 600 people graduate from revenues generated by local property
have the most diverse community
in outstate Minnesota, we’ve done
revenue for integration services.
Worthington was selected as one
PASS in the past four years.”
Johnson also brings together
tax levies. Charter schools may not
a good job of accommodating these of the state’s target communities area fifth-grade students for an levy taxes.
changes,” suggested Fiola, who has because it was classified as a racially annual “Kindness” retreat, and
spent most of his life in southwest isolated district, with significantly area seventh-grade students for an Charter schools are free of charge to
Minnesota. “People, for the most
part, are welcoming to newcomers,
more diversity than surrounding
districts.
annual “Courage” retreat.
“Students participating in
Minnesota students and must comply
and they in turn seem to feel it’s a “We partner with five area these programs are gaining with the Public School Fee Law.
pretty nice place to live and raise school districts to promote cultural experience from many cultures and
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Worthington Employer JBS Strives to Help We enroll more than 6,500 students of
Employees Integrate into the Community color. Enrollment of undergrads of color
de sus uniones,” añade Andersen- stressed Andersen-Martinez. grew more than 80% in 10 years.
Martinez, quien destacó que los “Besides providing proof of identity
empleados de JBS provienen de 36 and proof of employment eligibility,
diferentes países. this facility has participated in the

Excellent
Además, JBS apoya government’s Basic Pilot (now
económicamente de manera E-Verify) program since its onset in
notable el programa Community 1997. Every single employee hired
Connectors, lo cual es una here since 1997 has passed through
herramienta y recurso importante the government’s program.”
para inmigrantes y refugiados Employees at JBS earn a fair
locales. wage for their industry and have We have the highest graduation rate in the state among students of
Los antecedentes de JBS en extremely competitive benefits. color — 51% graduate within four years.
Worthington empiezan en los años Employees start at $11.50 an
1960, cuando Armour inicialmente hour, but the average wage among
abrió una fabrica empacadora aquí. production workers is closer to $14

Affordable
A través de las décadas, se ha visto an hour. Once hired, Andersen-
los cambios de dueños- y filosofía- Martinez trusts employees can see
desde Armour a Monfort, a Swift, a there is hope for them to move up
Swift & Co., y en 2007, al JBS con in the organization, should they
su sede ubicado en Brasil. wish to do so.
“Hacemos mucho mas de lo “Ethnic minorities are
necesario para asegurar que represented among all levels of
las personas que trabajen para the company,” assured Andersen- 88% of undergrads receive grants and
nosotros califiquen para trabajar Martinez. “For those new to the scholarships they do not have
con permiso legal,” enfatizó country, we want them to see there to pay back. Almost half of our students
Andersen-Martinez. “Además de is a path to do something better, are from families with earnings
proveer un comprobante de su that there are a lot of opportunities
identidad y un comprobante de in management at JBS. Most of below $70,000.
su permiso legal, esta instalación our top management has come up
ha participado en el programa through the ranks.”
gubernamental Basic Pilot (ahora Potter, the UFCW Local 1161

Personalized
conocido como E-Verify) desde su president, corroborates Andersen-
inicio en 1997. Cada uno de los Martinez’s observations.
empleados contratados aquí desde “JBS has added more people on
1997 han sido revisado a través de its management team who are able
esa programa gubernamental.” to provide translations,” said Potter.
Los empleados de JBS ganan un “For example, there is a native
ingreso justo y de acuerdo con la Sudanese man there who speaks We have one professor for every 13 students. Most classes have less
industria suya, y tienen beneficios English and Spanish, as well as five than 20 students.
muy competitivos. Los empleados African languages.”
empiezan con un ingreso de $11.50 “There are 52 languages spoken
la hora, pero el promedio general by employees at JBS, which
de ingreso entre los trabajadores
de producción es casi $14 la hora.
Una vez contratados, Andersen-
Martinez confía que los empleados
can be challenging for both the
employer and the union at times,”
continued Potter. “But diversity is
beautiful, and that was reflected at
and Possible.
perciben que hay posibilidades de Worthington’s recent International
que progresan en la organización, Festival. It’s important to give /řĸVĶřĺĸ1ļTTĹĸĹŨ0ĹĽŖNUĿ:řĽŖĹĺNU1ļTTĹĸĹŨ0ĹĽŖĹTCUQWĹĺVQĽĿŨ1NĺTĹĽļU1ļTTĹĸĹ
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Andersen-Martinez. “Para los que And for Andersen-Martinez,
son nuevos al país, queremos que who has hired employees from
se den cuenta que hay un camino countries as far-flung as Burkina
para progresar, que hay muchas Faso, Myanmar, Bhutan and
oportunidades para llegar a trabajar Guatemala, it is reassuring to know
con la administración con JBS. La that Worthington is a place she
mayoría de los que trabajen en la can count on to welcome them,

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Getting Down to Business: Minority
Entrepreneurs Aid City Growth
Take it from Adolfo Avila: out to minority-owned businesses. residents. Items include elephant that have played an important role key street in Worthington.
Worthington has the welcome “Darlene will open the Chamber ears, turnovers, white breads, in keeping Worthington’s downtown “There is a long list of
mat out for its new generation of office after hours for classes we offer bolillo, telera, conchas, quinceanara interesting and alive. customers who come from
minority business owners. for Latinos on things like workers’ cakes, tres leches cakes, raised “The efforts that have been outside of Worthington for the
“I travel across all of southern compensation, leadership training, donuts, cookies and more. made here to encourage minority- range of products and services
Minnesota,” said Avila, a business payroll, permits, accounting basics “We were drawn here by the owned businesses have really our businesses provide,” noted
consultant with the Southwest and insurance,” explained Avila. diversity of the community,” complemented our business Macklin. “All of our grocery stores,
Initiative Foundation (SWIF) “There is now a Latino business revealed Kerry Cuate, a native of community,” confirmed Chapulis. for instance, have extensive Latino
for nearly five years, “and I’m owner on the Chamber board, Clarissa who met her husband, “With the formation of the Latino and Asian sections, and there is a
really impressed with and proud and for changes like that to take Juan, at a bilingual church in Business Owners Committee, a real international flavor here.”
of how things are turning out in place, they really have to have the Minneapolis while she attended greater number of owners have “I think it’s neat how the ethnic
Worthington. There is a lot of welcome mat out.” a Bible college in the Twin Cities. more of a stake in the community diversity is woven through our city,”
support within the community, and Confirmed Macklin, “Juan Palma, “We knew that with the large and more of a network for she continued. “There are very few
they are leading the way in the owner of an auto detailing and sales Latino population there would be a support. vacant storefronts on our main drag,
southwest region and other parts shop, is our first Hispanic board good market,” added Cuate. “Juan “They’re finding a way to become and there’s no one area where you
of Minnesota.” member and is now into his second had always wanted to have his own part of existing town structures say, ‘Here’s our Hispanic section,’
Avila, who advises about a dozen year on the board. He’s given bakery, and we felt Worthington while maintaining their own voices or, ‘Here’s our Asian section’—there
Latino clients in Worthington on a us a whole new insight into the was the right size for a smaller and learning to become advocates are not little pockets of diversity
regular basis, also is chairman of Chamber, and sharing with other niche bakery.” for themselves, and their presence, but it’s scattered around town,
the three-year-old Latino Business minority business owners how they Juan Cuate grew up in Morelos, which expanded the diversification and that’s true in our residential
Owners Committee, which is part can improve their businesses and Mexico, and first came to California of our local commercial activities, neighborhoods, as well.”
of the Worthington Area Chamber what we can do for them—he’s in 1990. He’s a third-generation has definitely stabilized our Avila agrees.
of Commerce. acting as a real communication link baker, but initially found factory downtown.” “No community is perfect, but
“When I started working with for us.” work in the United States. After Chapulis remembers only most of the progress in Worthington
SWIF, Worthington had about 16 For instance, Macklin has marrying in 1997, the couple lived a handful of minority-owned has been very, very positive,” he
to 17 Latino businesses but none learned that because so many of in Mexico for a couple of years businesses locally when he came offered.
of them was registered with the the local minority businesses are before returning to Minnesota, to Worthington in 1998, including Added Macklin, “We’ve come
Chamber of Commerce,” recalled family operated, it can be harder where Kerry worked for a time as Maria Parga’s Video Lupita. Parga, a long way, and there are always
Avila. “I got to know the business for owners to slip away to attend a social services financial worker an 18-year Worthington resident, people who will be negative about
owners, explained the Chamber regular meetings, as they work and as an advocate for domestic now has stores in two locations the changes, but I think it’s exciting
was there to help them, and gained longer hours and/or more days of violence victims. and is about to open a third Mini- for us to be ahead of the curve in
enough trust to form a Latino group the week than better established Now Kerry helps run the family Mart Lupita in the town’s former both positives and challenges.”
within the Chamber.” Caucasian owners. store, overseeing the bilingual American Legion facility on another
Today, 11 of the town’s 24 Latino- “And one of the challenges we’ve sales staff while Juan employs his
owned businesses are official discovered is the average Caucasian baking expertise in the kitchen.
Chamber of Commerce members, might not be sure of what products The Cuates have two school-aged

Charter schools are
and five more of Worthington’s a minority business offers because children, Karina and Alex, and are
48 total minority-owned business it’s not clear to them from the name pleased their bakery has become a
owners have also joined, according of the store,” added Macklin. multicultural gathering place in the
to Worthington Area Chamber
of Commerce executive director
At Panaderia Mi Tierra bakery
in the heart of Worthington’s
community.
“We have Latinos, Anglos, Africans governed by a board
of directors composed
Darlene Macklin. traditional downtown, owners and Asians all as customers,”
“We’re slowly making progress Juan and Kerry Cuate made sure affirmed Kerry Cuate. “We wanted
with minority-owned businesses,” customers would not be in doubt to attract everybody, and we see a
expressed Macklin. “We’re trying
to relate the message to them of
of their store’s offerings. Neat and
brightly colored signs in the clean
nice intermixing of people talking
to each other when they have of teachers, parents
and community
why being a Chamber member plate-glass windows entice buyers coffee. The people who come in
is important to their businesses, with words in Spanish and English are willing to be exploratory, and
and why general community like “Fresh pastries, cakes, coffee overall, Worthington is very good.
involvement is also valuable.
“That message is starting to hit
and rolls.”
The successful bakery, which
It’s a somewhat bigger ‘small-town’
experience that we’ve found very members, who are
home, and the minority businesses the Cuates have operated in positive.”
that are members are good, strong
members.”
Worthington since moving to town
from Long Prairie four years ago,
Brad Chapulis, Worthington’s
community development director,
elected by the parents
Avila applauds the efforts of
Macklin and her staff in reaching
sells typical Latino products as well
as some more familiar to Anglo
is quick to note that it’s businesses
like the Cuates’ Panaderia Mi Tierra and guardians of
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su equipo de administración quienes place here that is second to none,
puedan proveer traducciones,” and District 518 is well prepared
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Palabra de Dios
God’s Word
Los siete sacramentos católicos The seven Catholic sacraments
son momentos especiales cuando are special moments when God
Dios se acerca a nosotros de una comes close to us in a particular
manera particular, para llenarnos way to fill us with His life.
con su vida Over the summer months we
Durante los meses de verano, have celebrated many baptisms.
hemos celebrado muchos These are moments of grace, when
bautismos. Estos son momentos families and community come
de gracia, cuando las familias together to rejoice and celebrate
y la comunidad se reúnen para the gift of their child’s life in God.
regocijarse y celebrar el don de The parents and godparents with
la vida de su hijo en Dios. Los the support of their families and
padres y padrinos, con el apoyo community make a commitment
de sus familias y la comunidad before God to nurture and develop
hacen un compromiso ante Dios the free gift of faith this child
para alimentar y desarrollar el receives as we welcome him into
don de la fe que este niño recibe God’s family, the Church. During
cuando le damos la bienvenida a la the coming years they will teach
familia de Dios, la Iglesia. Durante the child to know and love Jesus
los próximos años ellos van a Christ by praying with and for their
enseñar al niño a conocer y amar child, having statues and pictures
a Jesucristo, orando con y para sus in their home that remind them of
hijos, teniendo estatuas e imágenes God, by being good examples of
en su casa que les recuerden a Dios, love and of faith, by practicing their
siendo buenos ejemplos de amor y faith, attending Sunday Mass, and
de fe, mediante la práctica de su fe caring for one another.
, Asistiendo a la misa dominical, y Around age 7 it will be time for
interesándose por el bienestar de their child to begin preparing for
otros. first Communion. We are very
Alrededor de 7 años de edad blessed to have several parents
será el momento para que su hijo from the Hispanic community
comience a prepararse para la who have made the commitment
primera comunión. Nos sentimos and volunteered to serve their
bendecidos de tener varios padres community as catechists. If you
de la comunidad hispana que se han would like to share your faith with
comprometido de manera voluntaria the coming generation please
para servir a su comunidad como volunteer to be a catechist. This is
catequistas. Si a usted le gustaría God’s work and the children need
compartir su fe con la próxima you!
generación, por favor participe The sacrament of the Eucharist
como voluntario y sea catequista. is the heart of the Catholic faith
Esto es la obra de Dios en usted y because we believe that here,
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El sacramento de la Eucaristía es and alive. Jesus suffered and
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salvarnos de nuestros pecados, y Before he died, at the Last Supper,
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We sell auto, home, life, workers compensation, & business insurance. de entre los muertos y ascendió in the sacrament of the Eucharist,
al cielo, pero no nos abandonó! in a humble piece of bread. If God
Antes de morir, en la Última Cena, could do all of this for us could we
el prometió estar con nosotros not take time to come to Him by
siempre en el sacramento de la attending Sunday Mass? He will
Eucaristía, en un humilde pedazo de always be waiting for us and never
pan. Si Dios puede hacer todo esto stop loving each person.
por nosotros, como nosotros no This is what the children will
nos tomamos el tiempo para venir be learning in first Communion
a Él y asistir a la misa dominical? classes with the continued help of
Él siempre estará esperando por their parents, godparents, family
nosotros y nunca dejar de amar a and community. Here at Queen
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4-H Oportunidades para Jovenes

4-H Opportunities for Youth
4-H se ha dedicado al programa 4-H is lean-by-doing program
para los jóvenes. 4-H utiliza las for youth. 4-H uses hands-on
manos-en proyectos de educación education projects to teach life
para enseñar habilidades para skills to young people. 4-H staff
la vida de los jóvenes. Personal and volunteers work together to
de 4-H y voluntarios trabajan teach youth in the 4-H Program.
juntos para enseñar a los jóvenes 4-H is part of the University of
en el Programa de 4-H. 4-H es Minnesota Extension.
un programa de extensión de la Most youth belong to a 4-H club
Universidad de Minnesota. were young people work together
La mayoría de los jóvenes que with a 4-H Volunteer. The youth
pertenecen a un club 4-H trabajan may work on a single project or they
junto con un voluntario de 4-H. may be involved in several projects.
Los jóvenes pueden trabajar en un 4-H projects are useful tools for
solo proyecto o que pueden estar teaching a wide variety of skills to
implicados en varios proyectos. Los youth. The main objective of all
proyectos en 4-H son herramientas projects is to help youth become
útiles para la enseñanza de una more capable adults by learning life
amplia variedad de habilidades a skills. These skills include setting
los jóvenes. El objetivo principal de goals, making decisions, and
todos los proyectos es ayudar a los evaluating alternatives. There

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evaluación de alternativas. Hay más goes on.

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de 50 proyectos en que los jóvenes
pueden participa. Algunos ejemplos
4-H is a wonderful opportunity
for parents, adults, relatives to
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las artes, artes dramaticas, las experiences. If your child or family
mascotas y la lista continúa. is interested in learning more about
4-H brinda la oportunidad 4-H, joining or becoming a volunteer,
maravillosa para que padres, please contact Jill Grams, McLeod
adultos, y familiares puedan pasar County 4-H Program Coordinator at
tiempo con sus hijos a través del 1-800-587-0770.
trabajo en proyectos y experiencias
en el club. Si su niño o su familia
está interesada en aprender Palabra de Dios
más acerca de 4-H, unirse o ser
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voluntario, por favor contactar a Jill
Grams, Coordinadora del Programa cada persona.
al 1-800-587-0770 4-H del Condado Esto es lo que los niños van a
de McLeod. aprender en las primeras clases de
comunión con la ayuda constante
de sus padres, padrinos, familia y
comunidad. Aquí en la parroquia
Reina de los Ángeles en Austin,
God’s Word MN, tenemos la misa en español
continued from page 28 cada domingo a las 11am y las
5pm, y todos los viernes a las 7pm.
of Angels in Austin, MN, we have Tenemos todos los jueves una
Spanish Mass each Sunday at hora santa en español a las 7pm
11am and 5pm, and each Friday y el estudio de la Biblia en español
at 7pm. We have a Spanish Holy todos los martes a las 7pm. Las
Hour Thursdays at 7pm and Bible clases de los niños para la primera
study each Tuesday at 7pm. The
children’s first Communion class
meets on Sundays at 12:30pm.
Everyone is always welcome at Mass
comunión se reúnen los domingos
a las 12:30. Todo el mundo es
siempre bienvenido a la Misa y en
la iglesia para oración. Tenemos la
SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
and in the church for prayer. We Adoración Eucarística cada semana Faribault Campus North Mankato Campus explore.southcentral.edu
have Eucharistic Adoration every desde el martes a las 10 am hasta
week from Tuesday at 10am until el jueves a las 8 pm, día y noche. South Central College is a Proud Member of the Minnesota State Universities System.
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Minnesota State
&Maternity Senator Patricia Torres
Ray Joins Girl Scout to
Quality Kids & Maternity Wear
Baby Furniture & Toys - New and Used Items
Empower and Educate
Baptismal - Flower Girl - First Communion Wear When Gaudalupe Gadea saw a said Gadea, a Johnson High School
Boy's Tuxedos & Suits lack of resources and need to secure student. Getting her inspiration from
a safer neighborhood for women and her own role models growing up,
Buying used items in excellent condition children in her St. Paul community, Gadea invited Minnesota State Sen.
the 10th-grader attacked these Patricia Torres Ray—the first Latina
completelykids@live.com issues—and more—with her Girl elected to the Minnesota Senate—
M-F 10-6 | Sat. 9-5 Scout Gold Award project. She will to be her master of ceremonies at
be the first Latina Girl Scout to earn the resource fair. And after more
312 North Cedar Owatonna MN 55060 her Girl Scout than a year
507.444.4100 Gold Award of planning,
from River organizing,
Valleys. a n d
A f t e r uplifting
surveying spirits,
neighbors at including
local National her own,
Night Out she finished
e v e n t s her project
to learn w i t h
what safety success.
information they needed but “My whole point is to show that
unable to find, Gadea organized teenagers aren’t always what you
a Women’s Resource Fair. She think they are,” Gadea said. “Some
invited 10 organizations in and of us really do care and are trying
around St. Paul’s east side. The to help and I am here to say that
groups were able to talk with I am one of them. I will always
residents directly about everything be one of them to help—I want
from neighborhood safety and to make a change. That’s my life
early childhood education to legal goal to make a change in a lot of
services and crisis intervention. people’s lives.”
“I am not afraid of taking on new For information about Girl Scouts,
challenges and would like to be a call 1-800-845-0787 or go online to
role model for younger girls, as GirlScoutsRV.org.
well as women, in my community,”

Solomon Goy Paul
wcadvisor@gmail.com
Pictured above: Girl Scout Guadalupe Gadea (right) and Sen.
Patricia Torres Ray.
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