Clients of Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center line up in the parking lot of the community service organization’s offices, observing social distancing regulations.
All the activity points to one thing: With COVID-19 upending lives, immigrants are once again forming new versions of themselves and their communities out of necessity.
To succeed, many have relied on their networks or, for those who could, served vulnerable compatriots within their communities.
“The immediate needs from COVID are amplified in immigrant communities,” said Megan Essaheb, Advancing Justice-AAJC’s director of immigration advocacy.
With $10,000 in funding so far, Sant La will kick off a curriculum specific to the area’s Creole-speaking immigrant workers.