Through the year we encourage our community to join us to celebrate the Latino culture in our Kermes. Our Plaza Futuro is full of families, smiles and colors. We are happy to have the opportunity to connect with our community and provide mental health beyond the clinic walls. Why do we do this? We asked Mary Jones, our Manager of Client Care and Engagement at El Futuro:

“La Kermes means a celebration of Latin American culture and color! It is a time to come together in solidarity and community to celebrate who we are and be proud of it! The Kermes raises our sense of belonging and the value that as immigrants, we bring to this country, without ceasing to have our hearts in our country of origin. It is an event that displays the leadership of our community, and the support that El Futuro gives with open arms, to continue dreaming and strengthening families! Long live The Kermes and our Comunidad!”

This event allow us to highlight the amazing contribution from our volunteers, funders and donors, also it’s a great opportunity to promote local Latino vendors and businesses. If you are interested in set up a table during our kermes, please contact us calling at (919) 688 7101, our Americorps Community Engagement Volunteer will be happy to guide you.

Stay tuned about our next Kermes and other event opportunities HERE

“I am proud of my Hispanic/Latino roots and I would like for other people to get to know us through our music, dance, food and arts and I also love to learn about other Latin American countries too. I love supporting this event because it spreads the awareness of our cultures and people who don’t know us, can see more than just a taco or a 5 de mayo .”

Susana Diaz, Volunteer