More than 10 years ago, we started a community-based program called, La Comunidad Habla, “The Community Speaks”, that trained immigrant women computer skills, health outreach, and facilitation. Sara Nelson (Soda Creek) and Andrea Plaza (Encuentro) (featured in this article) mentored the women and helped many of them start their own small businesses. At Soda Creek, we have been fortunate to continue to work with three of the women — Veronica Salazar, Sonia Medina, and Azucena Molinar — on many of our projects, including Health Communication Research on the Health Care Home Model, Collective Impact for Neighborhood and County Health (CINCH), and the Invasive Pests Fotonovela for the Hungry Pests campaign. We are so happy to see the women and Encuentro featured in the Albuquerque Journal’s Business Outlook. Through the amazing support of Bonifacio Dimas, a volunteer at Encuentro, the women are learning computer repair and plan to extend their businesses to offer this service. Great job, La Comunidad Habla!

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