La Cumbre Announcements 6/18/2018

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Good Morning La Cumbre Members! 


1) Invititation to a Community Forum (June 20th)

Message from  Commissioner, Rochester Board of Education Beatriz LeBron:

I wanted to bring to your attention a very important policy that the board of policies committee will be discussing, and we want community input on the visitor's policy. Given the current state of affairs in the country it is important that we hear from families and community members about how we proceed regarding visitors at our schools. Our current policies varies from school to school. 
This is an important policy and I encourage you all to help spread the word to hear from as many parents, teachers and  community partners as we possibly can. feel free to reach out if you have any questions i serve on the Policy committee as well.

Thank you,

Click here for the link above!
2) SSGT Javier Ortiz Memorial 5K Race and Walk (June 23rd)
(Shared by Orlando Ortiz)
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3) Ibero's Community Fair! (July 20th)
(Shared by Yolanda Albino)
4) Job Opportunities at City of Rochester

- School Traffic Officer / Part-Time and On-Call 

- Clerk III/Typing/Part-Time (Bilingual),
application deadline: June 21, 2018.

- Senior Structural Engineer / Bridges,
application deadline: June 29, 2018.

- Engineer III / Structural,
application deadline: June 29, 2018.

(Shared by Wanda Rosas)
Link to Career Opportunities!
5) Job Opportunities at YMCA

- Association Human Resources Recruiter (Full Time)

(Shared by Fernan Cepero)
Details Here! (Word Document)
6) Tri-Mar Consulting Inc is hiring: 

- IT Recruiter - 6 month Contract / potential for hire.
- Admin Assistant - Bilingual (Spanish)
- Customer Service - Part-time and Full-time
- Project Manager - Construction Industry 
- MEP Supervisor - Construction Industry

Iveth M. Reynolds, MBA
Tri-Mar Consulting Inc.

(Shared by Iveth M. Reynolds)
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La Cumbre Invites All Latino/a Artists and Arts & Cultural Organizations to join the Latino Artist Directory

Are you a Latino Artist residing in Upstate NY?

Throughout the year, and especially the months leading up to and during Hispanic Heritage Month, we receive requests from local schools, museums, and organizations for lists of Latino artists, musicians and performers. 

Join our directory via this link specific to the Arts and Cultural committee:
1. Join the directory:

View the current directory:
2. View the directory:

You can also submit an event request: 
3. Event request:

La Cumbre can refer these requests directly to local artists and provide opportunities for you and your organization to reach new audiences. 

Benefits: By being listed in the Upstate NY Latino Artists Directory, artists will become a Participating Partner Artist of La Cumbre and eligible to be listed as an artists and/or Latino arts organization to participate in some of La Cumbre events. To qualify, you must be a 50% Latino artist residing in Upstate NY and a Member of La Cumbre for at least three (3) months. Contact us for more detail

Member Post - Sally Ramirez

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Buenos Días, My name is Sally Ramirez and Annette Ramos encouraged me to introduce myself to you.
My guitarist & music historian, Doug Robinson, and I present a program to enlighten members of the mainstream community on the subject of Latino cultural diversity.
Latin and World Music: A Journey in Song celebrates the music and composers of various countries in Latin America, including Brazil, Chile, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Spain. We share with our listeners the wonderful music of great composers like Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Violeta Parra, Rafael Hernández and Wilkins Vélez.
We perform this music with all original arrangements and interweave our own personal compositions and experiences into the mix.
We love this amazing music and it is an honor and joy to share it!
Attached are a couple of songs from our new CD in the works, "Mar Y Sal/Sea and Salt" (links are below for apple format).

Contigo by Spanish artist: Rosana and Alfonsina y el Mar by Ariel Ramirez. ¡Qué Disfrúten! Sally


Music is a great way to bring the world together. When we open our eyes to the unique beauty of each and every culture, we see ourselves more clearly.

5th Walk Against Domestic Violence


The planning for the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence is underway! We will be walking on August 20th at 9 am from the Maplewood Rose Garden Park area back to the park for a celebration. This walk has generated tremendous local media and community attention because the message is so critical – domestic violence brings utter devastation to families – especially, to the children who witness violence in their homes.

This walk is truly a grassroots effort and to make it possible for everyone to join, participation is free.  Last year, we had over 300 who registered and walked!  As an activist, I seek the support of the community to help bring awareness, information, and a light of hope at the end of the tunnel to suffering families.  I know firsthand that domestic violence is no joke, as I am a survivor of such harmful actions.  

I am writing today to ask for your participation and sponsorship.  We need help paying for T-shirts, promotional items, permits, food, water bottles, chair and tent rentals, door prizes, balloons and more. Because of your sponsorship, we will promote your business in our marketing efforts.  We’d also like to give tribute to sponsors by awarding diplomas and trophies.  These awards can be displayed at your business to show your support for victims, survivors and children impacted by domestic violence.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of sponsorship this year.  Please contact me before July 7th, 2016 -- no amount is too little and the sky is the limit!  If you have any questions, please contact me directly at 595.490.6294 or at

With gratitude,

Lucila Matos, Founder Walk Against Domestic Violence

Rochester, NY

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JOB POSTING: Administrator Support Specialist

Garth Fagan Dance is recruiting for a full-time Administrator Support Specialist. 


Our team needs a detail oriented, organized and systems savvy professional with a passion for dance.  This multi-talented individual will possess outstanding computer skills, along with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.  He or she will be a masterful builder of interpersonal relationships who possess a strong work ethic and is mission driven. 

If this sounds like someone you know, please see the attached job description for more details.  Interested candidates must submit their résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to Susanna Kreilick at  No phone inquiries please.

Please feel free to pass this job posting along to your contacts and distribution lists.

Do not hesitate to encourage possible candidates to learn more about Garth Fagan Dance by exploring our website at:

Thank you in advance for any help you will give in helping us find the right and perfect person for our team.


“KB”/Karen Brown

Executive Director, Garth Fagan Dance, 50 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604,  585 454 3260

47th Annual Puerto Rican Festival


Rochester, NY / May 15, 16 – The Puerto Rican Festival officially announces the festival dates for the 47th Annual Puerto Rican Festival.  Join us for three days of live music, food, cultural events, and much more.

Theme: Evolution of our Culture

Dates: August 5th – 7th, 2016

Location: Frontier Field VIP Lot

This year marks the festival’s 47th anniversary and as the longest running ethnic festival in Monroe County, the Puerto Rican Festival board is very proud of the history and legacy this festival has in Rochester, NY. 

This year, the Puerto Rican Festival will feature:

  • Friday August 5th – Bachata Heights & Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda

  • Saturday August 6th – George Lamond, Charlie Aponte, y J-Alvarez

  • Sunday August 7th – Ismael Miranda

In addition to the headliners expected, we will have many local bands, dance groups, youth boxing, domino tournament, youth performances, children activities, agency fair, amazing food, and introduction of our Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester cultural pageant 2016 Queen and Princess.

Festival hours are as follows:

  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Paid Admission at 2:00 PM)

  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Paid Admission at 2:00 PM)

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Paid Admission at 12:00 PM)

About the Puerto Rican Festival:

The Puerto Rican Festival was formulated in 1969 for the express purpose of celebrating and recognizing the culture of Puerto Ricans.  Puerto Ricans continue to be one of the largest growing Hispanic populations in New York State.  This growth now makes Monroe County and the City of Rochester home to the second largest population of Hispanics in New York State.

The Puerto Rican Festival Incorporated sponsors a variety of events, which serve to share and celebrate Puerto Rican culture.  The largest event is the Puerto Rican Festival, the longest running cultural festival in the County of Monroe. The festival is an annual three-day event, which averages a daily attendance of 7,000 people of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

Please visit our website for more up to date information about the festival. Thanks so much!

 Contact: Orlando Ortiz, President


Phone: 585-234-7660

Diabetes Prevention Health Fair

Diabetes Prevention Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at St. Michael’s Hall, on Corner of N. Clinton Ave & Clifford Ave

Please click here to download the Volunteers Registration Form 

  • Exercise and Latin Cooking Demos
  • Diabetes Prevention Education, by Dr. Marielena Velez from U of R
  • Diabetes Risk Tests by American Diabetes Association
  • Health Insurance Enrollment by United HealthCare Community Plan
  • Refreshments & Raffles

Shalym Nater

Our Spring Renewal Event Was a Success!

Good afternoon La Cumbre Members!

Congratulations on an outstanding success with our Spring Renewal Event! There was an excellent turnout of members and supporters, even a surprise or two:  Rochester's Mayor Lovely attended, as did local business people and many from our community at large, REOC, and the media. A resounding GRACIAS!!! to all who gave time and effort to make our Spring Renewal excellent and successful! It takes the efforts of many to produce an Event of this kind and the entire community benefits. The crowning achievement of the evening was the brainstorming and idea sharing of issues important to all in the community and is an incredible step towards focusing our collective efforts to the betterment of the Rochester Hispanic community. Ideas are great! but it takes committed people to implement good ideas and realize results. So thank you to the many who volunteered to lead and participate in pursuing the ideas to fruition. The next steps will include compiling results and to document in a report suitable for sharing with everyone.

In our next General Assembly, we will discuss some of these results. Please attend!!!

The next General Assembly meeting will be Tuesday, May 24th - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at Ibero (817 East Main).

A Goto Meeting Call-In number will be assigned as we get closer to the meeting.

 If you have not already, please RSVP to