Mi Comunidad Mission

To engage in collaboration with different offices/departments within the Elon University community, as well as local and global organizations with the goal of promoting and educating about the Latinx/Hispanic identity.

About Alamance County

Alamance County is a county in North Carolina, with a population of about 173,877 residents. About 13.7% of Alamance County’s population identifies as Hispanic or Latinx. It is located in the Piedmont region of north-central North Carolina, which was formed in 1849 out of Orange County. The cities and towns of Alamance County are Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Town of Elon, Haw River, Village of Alamance, Green Level, Gibsonville, and Swepsonville.

Elon is part of the Burlington, North Carolina, which is home to great restaurants, shops, and live music. Check out some Latinx/Hispanic places below!

Places to Visit

Restaurants

  • Near Elon: 
    • El Carbonero – 517 W Elm St, Graham, NC 27253
    • Tacos Azteca – 404 Huffman Mill Rd #104, Burlington, NC 27215
    • San Marcos – 3111 Waltham Blvd, Burlington, NC 27215
    • La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano – 1824 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215
    • Taquería Aztlan – 1118 Vaughn Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
    • Panadería El Dorado – 801 W Front St, Burlington, NC 27215

Supermarkets

  • Near Elon: 
    • Plaza Latina – 502 W Elm St, Graham, NC 27253
    • Guzman’s Market – 813 E Webb Ave, Burlington, NC 27217

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Volunteer Opportunities

At Elon, we are committed to giving back to the community; not just at Elon, but in the greater Alamance area. Below are some volunteer opportunities for you to get involved with!

 

CityGate Dream Center

The Dream Center is a hub of activity for the Latinx/Hispanic community within Alamance County. Their dream is to create a sense of belonging within our community so that we can inspire, develop, train, and advocate for Latinx/Hispanic children, students, and families in Alamance County.

Volunteer Opportunities will begin Fall 2022 with the CityGate Dream Center as a partnership between El Centro and the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. After school mentoring will be at the Dream Center every Wednesday from 6-8pm.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer with the Dream Center, reach out to Kyle Anderson, Associate Director of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life, (kanderson52@elon.edu).

The HOPE Clinic

The HOPE Clinic is a student-run pro-bono clinic that is managed and operated by the Elon Doctor of Physical Therapy students. The Clinic offers physical therapy services free of charge to those who are uninsured or underinsured in Alamance County and surrounding areas. Spanish-speaking volunteers are always needed, as sometimes a session with a Latinx/Hispanic patient needs interpreting.

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Elon Academy

The Elon Academy, part of the Center for Access and Success, is a non-profit college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college.

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Parent’s Night Out

Parents Night Out (PNO) is a student organization that provides free childcare several times a semester for Elon faculty, students, and staff. Latinx/Hispanic students are always encouraged to volunteer as there are Spanish-speaking children and children learning the language who would love to speak Spanish with a volunteer. For more information, contact pno.elon@gmail.com.

LUPE

Latinos Unidos Promoviendo Esperanza is a non-profit organization that supports the Latinx/Hispanic community in the Alamance area. It aims to strengthen the community through advocacy activities, events, talks and conferences, all activities proposed by community members.

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"It Takes a Village" Project

A one-on-one tutoring program for struggling readers in K-12 grades. Each Elon volunteer is partnered with one student, meeting on a weekly basis for the semester. The Village Project aims to recruit Latinx/Hispanic volunteers.

Learn More Here.