KCMO mayor discusses city’s response to pandemic




By Angie Baldelomar On April 16, Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas extended the stay-at-home order across the city until May 15 to try to keep flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Kansas City, Missouri, will do the work necessary to ensure that we’re keeping our community safe,” he said during an April 15 […]

Mattie Rhodes CEO discusses online resources and center hours during COVID




  Mattie Rhodes Center CEO, John Fierro spoke with Dos Mundos about the resources for the community Mattie Rhodes Center offers during this pandemic, including food assistance, online resources, and mental health.     John Fierro, CEO de Mattie Rhodes, habló con Dos Mundos sobre los servicios, como la asistencia de comida, que Mattie Rhodes […]

Mattie Rhodes helping families during pandemic




By Angie Baldelomar The Mattie Rhodes Center is offering various services to help community members with their needs as they go through the coronavirus pandemic. John Fierro, Mattie Rhodes president/CEO, spoke with Dos Mundos to discuss the programs. One of its most important programs during this time is the food assistance program, Fierro said. “We […]

Free meals for children and adults




To help ease the burden the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on families across the country, many organizations are offering free meals for children and adults. In the Kansas City metro area, schools are also joining in on this effort. Some of these organizations and schools providing free meals are: Missouri *Independence School District Grab & […]

YWCA Northeast Kansas Continues to Deliver Quality, Affordable Childcare amid Covid-19




TOPEKA – With essential businesses still open and schools closed, some parents are searching for daytime childcare. YWCA Northeast Kansas is working to meet the greater Topeka community’s crucial needs for childcare in their Early Learning Center (ELC). “Understanding and responding to community needs is just who we are as an organization,” CEO Kathleen Marker […]

Diana Martinez Empowering the Latin community




By Tere Siqueira Each March to honor Women’s History Month, Dos Mundos honors Latinas whose accomplishments have helped and/or inspired the community. One of this year’s eight honorees is Diana Martinez, director of Head Start at The Family Conservancy. Born in the United States and of Latin heritage, Martinez grew up negotiating the two worlds. […]

7 Tips On How To Get A Job When You Do Not Have Enough Experience




By Stan Popovich Do you have a difficult time getting a good job because you do not have enough experience? Many people have a very difficult time in getting the job they want because they lack the experience for the job. As a result, here are 7 tips on how to get the job you […]

WOME’S History Month: Alma Vargas, Vargas is changing lives in the Latin community




By Tere Siqueira Each March to honor Women’s History Month, Dos Mundos honors Latinas whose accomplishments have helped and/or inspired the community. One of this year’s eight honorees is Alma Vargas, the founder of the charity Mision Alcance (Mission Scope in English). Born in Mexico, Vargas eventually moved to the United States, where she learned […]

WOMEN’S History Month: Dolores Cruz Entrepreneur uses hard work, faith, family as motivation




By Chara Since she was a girl in Mexico, Dolores Cruz has focused on working hard to achieve her dreams. The Dos Mundos Women’s Month Series honoree has achieved those dreams, becoming a Kansas City area business owner. Cruz, a mother of three with seven grandchildren, moved from Mexico to the United States in 2005. […]

Hispanics at the Capitol organized by Kansas governor’s office




The Kansas Governor’s Office hosted Hispanic Day at the Capitol 2020 on Wednesday (March 11). From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., about 100 attendees, including students, gathered at the capitol for a day of networking and civic engagement. Gov. Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers gave remarks. Kelly spoke about the importance of participating […]