Adelante Community Journalism and Education Foundation was created in
December 2002 to support and promote the bilingual newsmagazine Adelante
and other related community journalism projects. Its mission is the
same as that of the publication: Building community among the Spanish-speaking
people of the region and those who are interested in Latin culture.
Adelante was launched in October 2000 and has published continuously
since that time, thanks to the volunteer efforts of a broad-based network
of Hispanic and non-Hispanic volunteers throughout the United States,
Spain and Latin America. The foundation�s Board of Directors is a diverse
group drawn from the Latino and journalism communities of Central Missouri.
who produce Adelante believe that the Latino and multicultural community
is as needful of excellence in journalism as is the population at large,
but that the national media frequently fall short in providing that
excellence. We are dedicated to the principle that we are one community,
and as a community, we are weaving the fabric of our lives together:
Latino and Non-Latino, black and white and brown, English-speaking and
Spanish-speaking, U.S. citizen and foreign national. We are many and
we are one, and Adelante is dedicated to reinforcing and celebrating
this project that has the potential to make a real difference, in our
community and in the world community, as we train the next generation
of journalists to go out into the world and raise awareness wherever
a little over two years, Adelante has already accomplished a great deal:
the only printed source of local and regional news to the growing
population of Spanish-speaking newcomers in at least ten counties
throughout Central Missouri;
a website that is being read in 27 countries on six continents, with
a searchable archive and a wide array of useful links � including
consistently in-depth coverage of a wide variety of issues, including
civil liberties, health care, electoral politics, foreign policy,
law enforcement, art and culture, all with a distinctive Latino perspective;
a lively and educational bilingual children�s section, packed with
games, stories and eye-catching art;
basic and advanced training and hands-on experience to young journalists
and writers from a dozen different countries;
an international Internet listserv to distribute news on Latin American
and immigration issues and events, and to help build connections within
the Latino and non-Latino communities;
a voice to Latino workers and professionals throughout the area and,
via the Internet, from their own countries.
an exciting new bilingual kid�s section, Aventureros (Adventurers).
Each issue will be packed with fascinating tidbits, stories, games
and features that make learning fun � in both languages.
a unique learning tool to teachers and students in ESL and Spanish
classrooms and by individuals across the state to improve their acquisition
of another language.
is just the beginning. Adelante has hopes and dreams to go much further
in the future, expanding on the lessons we�ve learned in order to have
a greater impact on the Central Missouri and Journalism communities.
Here are a few of the projects we envision:
fellowships to encourage more Latin American and U.S. Latinos to enter
the field of journalism and pursue continuing professional education.
with other community-based organizations to facilitate acculturation
and education among the incoming Latino population in Missouri.
with other community-based organizations to facilitate a greater understanding
among the dominant culture of the fastest-growing minority in the
professional training and distance education programs for journalists
throughout Latin America, whose work could be published in the pages
consulting services for U.S. newspapers who wish to improve their
coverage of the Latino community and/or create a bilingual or Spanish-language
our children�s section into a full-fledged bilingual children�s magazine,
and serving as the springboard for other bilingual journalism projects.
Latino and other writers, photographers and artists with a high-quality
outlet for their work.
support the work of Adelante in one or more of the following ways:
Purchase a subscription
for yourself, and/or gift subscriptions for friends and family � $15
for an individual subscription within the U.S., $18 for international
subscriptions, and $45 for a �teacher�s pack� that includes 30 copies
a month throughout the school year.
Make a contribution
to the not-for-profit Adelante Community Journalism and Education Foundation.
Contributions of more than $25 will receive a free subscription, either
for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
Join the e-mail
update list for occasional updates on Adelante and news about the Latino
community in the United States.
Become an underwriters
and/or an advertiser.
for your interest in the Adelante Community Journalism and Education
Foundation. We hope you�ll join us as a part of the growing Adelante
Managing Editor, Adelante
Founder, Adelante Community Journalism and Education Foundation