When Responsibility Becomes Action

On the first day of every class our students are asked, “When you think of the word responsibility what comes to mind?” They often have a variety of “typical” answers like doing their homework, being kind to their friends, taking care of their siblings, etc. However, the students at Morris Jeff interpreted the question through another lens, by branching outside of themselves to discuss their obligation to do something in the current national gun violence movement. Check out this article to see what they did to take responsibility for their future!

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It Takes A Village

The HIV Testing and Prevention Program (HTP) at IWES focuses on reducing stigma and providing increased access to HIV testing, linkage to care for people living with HIV and support service referrals to communities, specifically African American and Latinx communities, that have barriers to accessing these resources. Recently, HTP has shifted its focus to the Hispanic/Latinx population, a community that has been repeatedly left out of the conversation about HIV/STIs locally due to the lack of cultural competence and services offered in Spanish. To address these barriers, HTP has partnered with NOLA Village, or El Pueblo NOLA, an organization that is a hub for the Latinx community. Find out more about the unique partnership between IWES and NOLA Village, and how this approaching is breaking down barriers to provide vital health resources.

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