NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - Butterfly Community Ministry a non-profit community service organization formed by members of North Little Rock’s First United Methodist church held a lunch fundraiser Wednesday, February 1st to celebrate it’s 11th years of service.
“In 2009, the board of directors of Butterfly decided to begin work on a project to provide assistance to the recent immigrant Hispanic population in North Little Rock,” said Hallie Shoffner executive director.
The project now called Seis Puentes or Six Bridges announced at their Annual Banquet the opening of its Hispanic Resource Center located at 4202A Camp Robinson Road.
Seis Puentes offers different programs including computer lab, free dance and art classes for Hispanic youth, tutoring and mentoring for middle school students learning English as a Second Language, and is working on many other projects to provide help to this community.
Shoffner is fluent in Spanish and has established a network of support for the project with many local community activists.
“Vincent Insalaco, a member of the board, has worked tirelessly for Seis Puentes and is committed to providing assistance for these recent immigrant families,” said Shoffner.
Mayor Patrick Hays spoke on the need for communities to come together to support each other and on the value of diversity.
For more information, please contact call (501) 291-1772 or visit Seis Puentes bilingual website www.SeisPuentes.org
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