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 151,131. About 13.1% 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 students can experience many things outside of what Elon’s campus has to offer, including hiking, canoeing, kayaking.

Elon is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to great restaurants, shops, and live music.

Places to Visit

Restaurants

  • Burlington
    • El Carbonero – (336) 226-8002
    • Colombian Cravings – (336) 270-4255
    • San Marcos – (336) 538-2708
    • La Cocina – (336) 538-0049
    • La Fiesta – (336) 227-0144
    • Crazy Mexico – (336) 270-3967
    • Burrito Loco – (336) 350-9173
    • Taquería Aztlan – (336) 226-9705
    • Panadería El Dorado – (336) 437-0430
  • High Point
    • El Pequeño México Tienda – (336) 887-8852
  • Raleigh
    • Barcelona – (919) 808-5400
    • Alpaca Chicken – (919) 378-9259
    • Guasaca – (919) 322-4928
  • Greensboro
    • San Luis – (336) 851-2158
    • Luna Restaurant – (336) 286-9040
    • Sabor Latino – (336) 834-0905
    • La Hacienda – (336) 547-8500
    • La Palma – (336) 763-2987

Supermarkets

  • Burlington
    • Plaza Latina – (336) 227-2773
    • La Rancherita Mexican Grocery – (336) 578-0743
    • Guzman’s Market – (336) 570-0434
  • Greensboro
    • G Super Mart (International) – (336) 252-1055

Iglesias

Salons

Entertainment

  • Raleigh
    • International Movies at AMC Cinemas
    • La Fiesta del Pueblo
    • Raleigh International Food Truck Festival
    • Raleigh Tamale Festival
  • Charlotte
    • Hola Charlotte Festival

 

Volunteer Opportunities

At Elon University we are committed to giving back to the community, not just at Elon, but in the greater Alamance area. Please let us know here if you would like to be included in the mailing list for any of the following programs:

 

“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.

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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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