Anuncios de COHO

A blog for the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, a membership group based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


COHO DECEMBER MEETING to be held on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th at El Centro, Inc. 650 Minnesota Avenue, KCK 66101. Meeting will be held from 8a.m. - 9:30a.m. Special Presenter - Jill Ann Shackelford, Ed.D., Superintendent, Kansas City, KS School District

Dr. Jill Shackelford became superintendent of the Kansas City, Kansas
Public Schools on July 1, 2005. She is the first female superintendent in the 138-year history of the school district.

Shackelford joined the KCK district in 1997 as an executive director for curriculum services. She was named an assistant superintendent in 1998. Before joining the KCK district, Shackelford was executive director of student learning in the Turner Public Schools, which is a neighboring school district.

Shackelford is active in community organizations. She is a member of the KCK Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the KCK Women's Chamber of Commerce, the KCK Downtown Kiwanis Club, and is President of the Board of Directors for the Children's Museum of Kansas City. In March 2006, Shackelford was honored by the KCK Community College Intercultural Center as one of the "Women Builders of Communities and Dreams."

Shackelford began her career as an elementary school teacher in Oklahoma in 1966. She has been an administrator for 20 years, beginning as an elementary school principal in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Shackelford received her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1966, her master's in curriculum and instruction in 1983, and her doctorate in 1992, all from Oklahoma State University.

Shackelford has three grown daughters who are teachers. Two are teachers of French. One is a vocal music teacher.

Dr. Shackelford writes a weekly column in the Kansas City, Kansan.


Baile de la Justicia - this Friday evening
- November 30, 2007
As most of you know, Comprehensive Immigration Reform didn’t pass this year; however, that cannot keep us from continuing to move forward with this incredible Immigrant Rights Movement. Our immigration system and laws still need to be changed. We CAN make this happen if we join together, strengthen our voices and continue our advocacy efforts.

Join in this most important Movement! Brush off your dancing shoes and join El Centro and hundreds of others as we ALL Dance for Justice this Friday night at the Kansas National Guard Armory at 7pm (See attached
flyer for details).

It’s going to be a great event and you don’t want to miss out on the fun! Las Tortugas restaurant will start selling their famous tacos de carne asada at 7pm and at 8pm, the complimentary salsa lesson begins. At 8:45pm, Makuza, a live, well-known, salsa band will entertain, followed by Los Guerreros de Olea (Nortena music) and Sombra de la Sierra (Duranguense).

Throughout the night, Kara Lineweber, Public Policy Associate, and other El Centro, Inc. staff members will be registering people to vote and giving out information on how YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this Movement!

Urban League Difference Maker Awards Day Luncheon
Tuesday, December 4th, the Urban League is holding its 50th Annual Difference Maker Awards Day Luncheon at 11:45am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The cost of the tickets is $85. Gwen Grant, President and CEO of the Urban League has arranged for COHO members to purchase tickets at a special rate to sit at the COHO table.

Please let me know, by return email, if you wish to attend the Urban League luncheon and I will provide you with further details.

From Brother Jim Krause - "CITIZENSHIP DAY"
Dear friends,
Are you able to volunteer as an interpreter for Saturday, Dec 8, anytime from 8 am to 5 pm ?
St. Aloysius Parish, KCMO is having a "Citizenship Day" where 4 lawyers in the morning and 4 others in the afternoon will be volunteering their time to help immigrants with GREEN CARDS to start their filing for citizenship. (Prospect and 11th St = St. Aloysius)
We need some volunteers to interview clients before they see a lawyer. We need some to work alongside non-Spanish-speaking lawyers. We need some to take photos of the clients. Because only a few will be able to spend the entire day, we will need about 25 to fill all the slots during the day.
If you can give some time, or even the entire day, whatever you can give, please let me know as soon as you can. We are making a grid with names and times so that we can hopefully fill in all the time slots.
If you know of other bilingual persons who might be willing to help out, would you please contact them and have them e-mail me if they choose to help? Thanks.

Brother Jim Krause - 816/231-1886

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Invisible No Longer - rsvp Requested

The Office for Social Justice and the Hispanic Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas are hosting a film festival entitled Invisible No Longer, Thursday November 15 at 7:30 pm at UMKC.

The films shown will be short documentaries that depict the undocumented immigrant experience. The films’ director Juan Carlos Frey will be on hand to answer questions and lead a discussion on the immigration issue.

Any help promoting this event would be appreciated.

Invisible No Longer, Exploring the Immigration Issue through Film

Thursday November 15 at UMKC 7:30 p.m.
Royall Hall, Room 111, 800 East 52nd Street (Near the corner of 52nd and Rockhill Rd)
Kansas City
, Missouri

This event is free but seating is limited to reserve seating please call:

(913) 281-6644 or email

Monday, November 05, 2007

Job opening posting presented at 11/02 meeting


Attached is the announcement for Labor Custodian, LV 03, for Kansas City MO. This exam is for Veterans Preference. Please post the attachment where it is visible to customers, as well as employees, to share with family members or friends.

This announcement will be open from November 5 - 30th, 2007. They will need the announcement #211842 to apply either on the internet or call the Commercial #1-478-757-3199. Applicants can only apply once per Announcement Number. Duplicate applications will not be accepted. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE PROMPTS.

You will also be receiving the announcement for the Battery Exam 473 (clerk, mailhandler and city carrier) that will open for the Mid-America District on December 3 - 14th, 2007. This will be to SIGN UP ONLY..........and the exam will be administered some time after the first of the year.


This is to inform you that Maintenance Exam, (931) General Maintenance for Building Equipment Mechanic LV 08 and Maintenance Mechanic LV 06 ONLY; (932) Electronic Technician LV 11; and (933) Maintenance Mechanic MPE LV 08 will open to the "PUBLIC" October 15, 2007 and close December 28, 2007, for the Kansas City MO METRO AREA ONLY.........

Please post all THREE MAINTENANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS in your facility (visible in lunchroom, workroom, lobby,etc) and share with those that are interested in working for the POSTAL SERVICE.
Instructions on how to apply are on the announcement. The announcement number, which there are three different announcements, is required in order to sign up for that particular exam. Administering of these exams will be scheduled after the first of the year (2008).
Let me add, that some of these positions require driving, and that applicants must have a valid state driver's license and a safe driving record.

If you have any questions, please let me know. thank you!
Janet Lapadino
A/H.R. Generalist/Exam Administrator
300 W Pershing Road, Ste 220
Kansas City MO 64108-9421

Office: 816-374- 9163
Fax: 816-374-9120

Thursday, November 01, 2007

November COHO meeting 11/02/07 at Tony Aguirre Community Center

The November meeting of the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations will be held tomorrow Friday, November 2, 2007 at the Tony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 West Pennway, Kansas City, MO 64108 at 8am.

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will be our featured speaker.

We do allow time for community announcements, but only allot 2 minutes each. If you would like to make a community announcement, please respond to this email with particulars, asap.

* Metropolitan Community College, Kim Riley, will make an announcement regarding MCC's African American & Latino Professionals Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 13th in the Carter Art Center Gallery at Penn Valley.

Gaby Flores will chair tomorrow's meeting.

Haz una clique aqui for the agenda or copy and paste the following link to see the agenda:

Please attend to hear this presentation by Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders.

Gracias y que tengan un buen fin de semana.

Hasta pronto, thank you. -- Rita