Latino Families to Gather at Google Campus Friday for Fun-Filled Family Event

The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) has partnered with Google to host the 3rd Annual Health + Tech Day.

Latino Families to Gather at Google Campus Friday for Fun-Filled Family Event
The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) has partnered with Google to host the 3rd Annual Health + Tech Day on Friday, Oct. 10, starting at 4 pm at the Google Campus, Garfield Field, 2400 Amphitheatre Pkwy in Mountain View.

A Film screening of “Underwater Dreams” will follow the event.

Health + Tech @Google is a community event focused on improving the lives of low-income Latinos from the South Bay. LCF has partnered with a diverse group of community leaders, corporate sponsors, and various Latino-based nonprofit organizations to offer a fun-filled day of tech and wellness for the whole family.

A fitness circuit (yoga, sit-ups, hula-hoops) will be led by bi-lingual Google staff and more than 50 LCF volunteers. Coding Dojo will offer coding lessons and LCF will have an RV TECH BUS to teach basic computer skills to youth and parents.

The San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose Sabercats will host fun filled activities for youth, including a soccer clinic. Telemundo will host a community Zumba party for all attendees, Milagros de Mexico will offer testing for high blood pressure, and Community Health Promotores will be engaging parents about health and wellness resources.

Chromebooks, Nexus tablets, and bikes will be raffled.

In its mission to build a better future for California, LCF believes a healthy community starts with a healthy family. With recent polling showing that only 52% of Latino families are connected to the Internet at home, a technology component has been added to the annual event.

LCF has launched a “Get Latinos Connected” campaign with several established nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate partners, including the California Emerging Technology Fund and Chicana Latina Foundation, to connect 1,200 low-income, primarily monolingual Latino households to the Internet by 2015.

–Image and information courtesy of the Latino Community Foundation.

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