Robyn Holdman, C4C board president; Gabriel Cobos, Sisters School District community liason; and Wendy Birnbaum, C4C liaison to the Latino community receive the big check from Ivette Tijerino, community and philanthropy advocate for St. Charles Health System. photo provided
Robyn Holdman, C4C board president; Gabriel Cobos, Sisters School District community liason; and Wendy Birnbaum, C4C liaison to the Latino community receive the big check from Ivette Tijerino, community and philanthropy advocate for St. Charles Health System. photo provided
Citizens4Community (C4C) has received a $5,000 grant from the St. Charles Health System, helping the nonprofit organization to better connect with their Latino neighbors in Sisters Country. Grant funds are being used to pay for Spanish translation services in both digital platforms and in print, including the written translation of the newly launched community website, Sisters Country Community Connects, an online communication and resource hub.

Verbal interpretation will also be provided for community meetings and the very popular monthly “Let’s Talk” series, featuring live community discussions geared to inspire and inform patrons on local topics of interest.

“C4C is thankful for St. Charles’ assistance as we ensure that all voices are heard, and community resources are available and understood by all Sisters Country community members,” said Robyn Holdman, C4C Board President.

Since 2015, C4C has been fostering a connected community by encouraging civility, collaboration and civic engagement. To further the goals addressed by this grant, C4C hosted a “Giving Tuesday” campaign in December to establish a dedicated fund for local interpretation/translation services as they help Sisters acquire new tools and resources to eliminate local language barriers.

Through the St. Charles Foundation, St. Charles Health System works with the community to develop and steward philanthropic resources to fund programs and capital projects that improve health, prevent disease, enhance quality of life and provide the highest quality care possible for all St. Charles patients now and in the future.