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Embrace Hispanic Culture & Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Hispanic cultures that enrich our community.


We are honored to share with you four stories of Hispanic individuals in South Carolina who honor our heritage by their perseverance toward a bright shared future for all people.

Week 1 - Sept 15

Chef Diego Campos Brings Latin Flavors to the Heart of Greenville

"I love teaching about Latin products, flavors, and spices. Anything from Central or South America - I want to teach people about what we have to offer." 

Learn how Diego Campos is on a mission to introduce the diverse flavors of Latin America to Greenville and how he's making an impact through his culinary creations.


His mission goes beyond cooking; it's about using food to bring people together and empower the Hispanic community in Greenville. Through his work at Camp, Diego not only tantalizes taste buds but also fosters a deeper appreciation for Latin cuisine, enriching the cultural tapestry of Greenville.

Week 2 - Sept 22

Claudia Newbern builds bridges with Hispanic Alliance to Welcome Newcomers in Charleston

"I'm constantly preaching that education changes your life, because it changed mine."

Claudia Newbern, who was born and raised in Colombia, has a teaching philosophy that is deeply influenced by her personal and professional experiences. Her goal is to empower Hispanic students and help them take pride in their cultural identities. Claudia goes beyond being just a teacher; she serves as an ambassador for her students' heritage.


She guides Hispanic students in embracing both their cultural heritage and their dreams, encouraging them to pursue their goals with confidence.

Week 3 - Sept 29

Orlando Corona channels Hispanic culture through art

"When I sell you a painting, it's not just a painting. It's a piece of my story you're hanging on your wall. I love that"

Orlando Corona's artistic journey, from discovering his love for art in Mexico to becoming a dedicated visual artist in South Carolina, is an inspiring tale of determination and creativity. Explore how Orlando's unique perspective as an immigrant artist enriches his work and fosters cultural connections.


His move to South Carolina was a culture shock, but it was through art that he found his voice and a way to embrace his heritage. Orlando's artistic evolution, from high school art classes to a Brandon Fellowship, highlights his dedication to his craft. Learn how he transformed adversity into artistic inspiration.

Week 4 - Oct 6

Ivan Segura celebrates culture while working to unify communities

"We all want the same thing, which a better future for ourselves and our families. We are all human."

Ivan Segura's remarkable journey is a testament to his passion for connecting people from diverse backgrounds. Explore how he has dedicated his life to fostering collaboration, supporting the Hispanic community, and educating others about the richness of Hispanic culture.


Born in Mexico and now a trusted leader in South Carolina, Ivan's story is one of cultural exploration and adaptation. Discover how he strives to educate people about Hispanic culture, dispel stereotypes, and work towards a better future where everyone is treated equally.

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