SPINDALE – Centro Unido Latino Americano (CULA), a nonprofit organization from Marion has partnered with Isothermal Community College to build bridges and create history for the Latinx community and beyond by bringing the Office of the Consulate General of Mexico on the campus of Isotheral Community College this month to assist documented Mexican citizens with issues relating to their home country.
Thanks to this partnership, Isothermal has been able to provide CULA a space on
campus every Monday to provide services to the Rutherford Community.
The event will be on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28.
The Saturday event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Sunday, the hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The events will be held at the Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center
on the college’s Spindale campus and will be hosted by the Raleigh-based
Mexican Consulate Office, which covers North Carolina and South Carolina.
Mexican citizens will be able to make appointments with officials who can assist
with document requests including passports, dual citizenship, and birth certificates.
The event will relieve various barriers that the community faces. “We are pleased
to be able to provide a location for this event as it fills a critical need for people in our community,” said Dr. Margaret Annunziata, Isothermal’s president.
“This kind of partnership builds bridges between communities and establishes a
more equitable approach to providing services to our diverse communities,” said
Margarita Ramirez, Executive Director of Centro Unido Latino Americano.
Appointments can be made starting Wednesday, Aug. 24, by visiting https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/
Only the person requesting assistance will be seen at the appointment. However,
Centro Unido Latino Americano, Foothills Health District and several other groups
will be present with additional information and services.