In the News

Centro Latino welcomes the involvement of media and student journalists!

To write a story about Centro Latino programs and services, please contact:
Eduardo Crespi, Executive Director
latino.centro@gmail.com
(573) 268-9533

Nicole Crespi, Programs Coordinator
nacwc6@mail.missouri.edu
(573) 673-7942

Before scheduling an interview, please do your research by reviewing Centro Latino’s website and social media pages:
Website: centrolatino.missouri.org
Facebook:
Centro Latino
Centro Latino Comedor Popular
Centro Latino Promotoras de Salud
Centro Latino Health Promoters African American Outreach
Centro Latino Prevención de la Violencia – Violence Prevention
Centro Latino Volunteers
Centro Latino CoMo Clase de Español
Centro Latino English (ESL) Classes (Clase de Ingles)

Check out past published stories and student journalism projects about Centro Latino:

2017
Centro Latino brings together good food and the Columbia community

2016
CoMo Gives helps local organization keep its doors open through holidays
Group raises funds to help increase mobility for those in need
MU medical team addresses refugee health issues
PHOTO Gallery: BeAWARE of domestic violence
Centro Latino strives to sustain program about domestic violence awareness
FROM READERS: Centro Latino builds cross-cultural connections for MU junior
Residents talk about future of land near Hispanic community outreach center
COMO YOU KNOW: Centro Latino
10 things you don’t want to miss this weekend
Eduardo Crespi prepares a meal

2015
Hickman Spanish Honor Society students help beautify Columbia
Hickman students pick up trash, raise money for Centro Latino
COMING UP Monday, October 12, 2015
Residents near Douglass Park debate affordable housing, sewer improvements
City plans to build affordable houses on Lynn Street vacant lots
Caravan to Cuba continues to fight embargo
Pastors for Peace set to stop in Columbia
Academic assessment: Columbia Public Schools stake credibility to closing achievement gap
OUT TOWN: Hickman student gains work appreciation through CARE program
Camp Salsa: Summer school class gives teens rural experience in urban setting
PHOTO GALLERY: Children attend Centro Latino de Salud summer program
Centro Latino offers health advice, educational activities, vegan lunches
Projects to serve low-income residents, veterans vying for funding
LIVE AND LEARN Sunday, May 31, 2015
Congratulations, Hero Award Nominees!
Cuba-bound caravan returning to Columbia
Volunteers prepare salad to serve
Centro Latino offers health advice, education activities, vegan lunches
Day of the Dead: Centro Latino dinner marks Dia de los Muertos

2014
FROM READERS: Directory of nonprofit organizations makes giving easy
Human Services Commission makes recommendations for grant allocations
Pastors for Peace raises money for Cuban delivery caravan
ArtTalk: Lisa Bartlett writes about what inspires and excites her
Local effects of Obama immigration order not yet known
Centro Latino helps kids make healthy choices
Tamale dinner fundraisers help Centro Latino carry out its mission
Centro Latino set to host tamale dinner fundraiser
KITCHEN NOTES: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Columbia Daily Tribune Hero Awards
Chadwick pledges to forge own path on city council
County approves funding for social service organizations
CITY COUNCIL ACTION
Dinners serve center’s mission

2013
Transit changes, new grocer could help people in Columbia’s food desert
Day of the Dead: Centro Latino dinner marks Dia de los Metros
FROM READRS: Reflections of a Latino during Hispanic Heritage Month
Peace Coalition remembers Hiroshima, calls for nuclear disarmament
PHOTO GALLERY: Summer camp visits MU’s Museum of Anthropology
Farmers, competitors anticipate Lucky’s Famers Market’s arrival in Columbia
Hero Awards honor those who have given back in the past year
Centro Latino camp keeps kids moving
Once couple shares their story of love, marriage and immigration

2012
Latinos Largest Minority Group on Campuses
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, panel of activists discuss political injustices
Man killed in I-70 accident, Andre Edwards, was chef, father
Journalist Glenn Greenwald will speak at MU on Thursday
Mid-Missouri Peaceworks plans Sunday edible garden tour
Servicios se expanden a medida que los Latinos sientan raíces en Columbia
Centro Latino fundraiser celebrates solstice, promotes healthy eating
Latino community center certifies kitchen to promote healthy food
FROM READERS: Dinner and movie nights at Centro Latino
Civic-minded music video circulates
Social service groups get verdict on fund requests
True North to expand prevention efforts
Hickman queen contest inspires service
Conferences focus on healthy literacy
Local Unitarians join protest in Arizona
Centro Latino showcases new kitchen
‘Latin Accents,’ piano premieres beckon local music lovers
My “interview” with Mr. Eduardo Crespi at Centro Latino de Salud

2011
Douglass Park Association revived under new leadership
Census data shows 115 percent growth in Columbia’s Hispanic population
‘Food deserts’ make healthy eating difficult
Columbia 2010 census data to set ward boundaries
PUBLIC RECORD: Saturday, December 17, 2011
PUBLIC RECORD: Saturday, November 26, 2011
CITY COUNCIL ACTION: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: Sunday, November 20, 2011
CITY COUNCIL ACTION: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: Sunday, November 6, 2011
Douglass preps for meeting
Four groups receive health-related grants
CITY COUNCIL ACTION: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Eatin’ good in your neck of the woods
Another garden that keeps on giving
Family Health Center to host community party
‘Love is our license’

2010
Comedor Popular to provide First Ward with healthy food alternative
‘Puppy-love’ meeting to be held in support of proposed legislation
Plate, Palate and Ballot sets table for discussion on food, politics
Council passes 2011 budget with smaller-then-proposed electricity rate increase
Centro Latino and Columbia Hope Church host immigration summit
Columbia City Council begins fiscal year 2011 budget hearings
New housing, community diner to revitalize Sexton neighborhood
Development Commission doles out block grant funding
Centro Latino to host vegan soul food benefit at Cafe Berlin
City buys four more homes in hopes of neighborhood stabilization
RJI hosts community discussion of race, diversity
Immigration to U.S. more difficult in Columbia than big cities
Cycle Recycle giving away bikes, get residents pedaling through Columbia
PHOTO GALLERY: Bill and Dolores Clark, Centro Latino win diversity awards
UPDATE: Community honors, celebrates diversity
KITCHEN NOTES: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT COLUMBIA: Sunday, June 13, 2010
Forum on race set tonight on campus
COONE COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA: Sunday, February 21, 2010
SPIRITUAL LIFE CALENDAR: Saturday, January 23, 2010
LIVE AND LEARN: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Diversity breakfast celebrates inclusive efforts

2009
Comedor Popular making headway
“Plate Palate and Ballot” panel discusses large-scale social issues
Interpreters help victims of violence in Missouri’s immigrant communities
Columbia organizations receive funds to stop human trafficking
Sen. Bond speaks at early childhood summit
Creators of new Salvation Army garden want to inspire residents
New health literacy program begins at Centro Latino
KITCHEN NOTES: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Arts a major part of Human Trafficking Awareness Week
KITCHEN NOTES: Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Get the family in the kitchen to make some vegan tamales
Centro Latino director takes vegan options to the First Ward
Human trafficking’s scope hard to measure
A girl’s rite of passage
Hope springs eternal

2008
Adelante moves to radio platform, broadcasts in Spanish
MedZou gears up to open doors to uninsured patients
MU medical students develop free clinic for the uninsured
Clinton calls for immigrants to “step out of the shadows”
First-class parenting
MAP test results to be released today
State creates Hispanic commission
A spiritual return
Thirty under 30
‘Doctor Day’ offers free health services
We’ll see better days
Immigration bust
Bilingual enrollment rises
Eight groups awarded human rights grants
Blunt focuses on Hispanic economics
Co-op grants benefit community
A day of diversity
Park gathering
Former Ecuadorean chief criticizes U.S. policies
League of Women Voters to host Patriot Act talks
Record numbers apply for grants
A grant to grow
Will Work For Food
Small salary draws big focus
Library provides opportunities for non-English-speaking people
County’s wish list for ’05 revealed
County awards service funds
To your health
Deacon says MU’s Study Abroad Program is growing
A centering influence
One dies in wreck on I-70
Fishing clinic reels in children
Three suspects held in van crash
Migrating worker
Hearing to address social services funds
Billboards encourage Latino vote
HIV/AIDS education focuses on Hispanics
Van crash victims’ names released
Passengers improve after crash
Words for motorists
GET INVOLVED: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Hickman to host global issues event
Audrey Fitch, 1984-2008
Club expands student horizons
To your health

2007
SPECIAL EVENTS: Sunday, September 23, 2007
Picnic provides counterpoint
Neo-Nazi march stirs up Columbia

2006
‘Tortilla Curtain’ call
Calendar of One Read 2006 events
One Read events at William Woods University
Public library serves many tastes
Boycott proves a tough sell
Grocer targets growing market

2005
Many houses of worship focus on serving others
Garage sale aids Centro Latino
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
I-70 wreck underscores immigrants’ plight
County to rehire lobbyist

2004
Book drive aims to help literacy
Church reaches out to Hispanics
Hispanic link complicates identifying remains from river
Council to weigh rate hikes
The haves and the have-nots
Forum targets minority health
Advisory panel recommends agency funding
Following the money: Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Survey shows city’s many tongues
Rock Bridge student named Toyota scholar

2003
Dental clinic targets hygiene, attitudes
Victims of fatal I-70 wreck sent money to their families
Sharing the American dream
Can the debate wait?

2002
Department expands hours for HIV testing

2001
Area immigrants yearn for change
Grant helps city address Latino needs
Groups join forces to host Latin fiesta
Minority numbers show big jump

2000
LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, October 19, 2000
Honoring Hispanics
Accent on Latinos
2004 Hero Award Winners