Another year of amarillo, azul, y rojo here in the city of Lowell! It brings me such joy to see the Lowell National Park staff support the Colombian community every July 20th at the Colombian Independence Day ceremony. It means so much to me that my city creates an environment that celebrates the benefits and beauty of multi-culturalism. While standing … Read more
I think I have mentioned in previous posts how important stories are. All stories, in some manner or another, are significant; but, what is really important is recognizing that some stories have been overshadowed by the past. I believe it imperative that we highlight these forgotten and hidden histories.
Right now, I am looking into those particular histories. … Read more
It is good to be back as part of LHIP for summer 2017!
This summer is a little different than the last two…I’m thinking bigger. What do I mean? I’m thinking about US, Latinos, and our contributions to our country. I am thinking about OUR impact, roles, and history. So, here I am in Lowell, MA working … Read more
This is my last official blog post of my 13-week internship with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and Latino Heritage Internship Program. I have been an intern of the National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Latino Heritage Internship Program. Many different agencies and individuals have made this internship possible for me, and I … Read more
Welcome back for my 11th blog post of the summer! It has been another busy week at the OCLP, so I have a lot to catch you up on. As I mentioned last blog post, due to my LHIP Colorado conference and the NPS Centennial, there were several events that occurred last week that I did not get to … Read more
I’m back! I was in Colorado for a little bit with the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) Conference, and I’ve returned to the Boston office now due to a three-week extension I received through the awesome partnership of the Hispanic Access Foundation and Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. I will be here until September 9th, and I am … Read more
Welcome back for my ninth blog post of the Designing The Parks summer! This upcoming week I will be traveling to Colorado for the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) conference with all the other Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) interns across the country, so I will be posting my tenth blog post a few weeks from now. Before I get into … Read more
These past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic here in Lowell. We’ve been busy and we’ve been having fun with two great events that have just recently occurred: our Latino Conservation Week event, Salsa and Sustainability, and the 30th Lowell Folk Festival! There’s a lot to catch up on!
The Lowell National Historical Park partnered with amazing local organization, … Read more
As promised in my last blog post, I am going to use this blog post to talk more extensively about our Latino Conservation Week experiences at Northeastern University. Latino Conservation Week was this past week, from July 16th-24th, and the goal of the entire week is for interns across the country is to promote civic engagement … Read more
Lowell is my hometown and my friends and most of my family live here; I very naturally call this place home. But, it was not like that for everyone, especially my family. I am a first generation American. My parents immigrated here from Medellin, Colombia. My mother, her parents, and younger brother arrived in Lowell, MA in 1979 … Read more