Union Township—On Saturday, July 20, the Friends of Hopewell Furnace joined with the Pottstown based Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos and the National Park Service to celebrate Latino Heritage. The program hosted some 20 American children who trace their heritage to several Latin American countries.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is one of 20 national parks that were chosen for a nation-wide program to celebrate Hispanic Heritage. The program places interns in national parks to work with Latino youth. Hopewell’s intern Jhulian Guteriezz is one of three that were placed on the east coast. In addition to today’ program Guteriezz is planning a week long summer camp at Hopewell in the beginning of August.
Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos, Inc. (CCLU) is a bilingual, bridge-building organization, committed to enriching the lives of Latinos and others by embracing diversity through cultural, educational and recreational programs in the greater Pottstown area.
Established in 1994, the Friends of Hopewell Furnace is the official non-profit fundraising arm of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. A 501(c)3 citizen organization, its mission is to support the preservation, maintenance and programs of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Donations to the Friends may be tax deductible according to the rules set by the Internal Revenue Service. For more information visit www.friendsofhopewellfurn.org.