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About Us

 HOLA Lakeway was granted 501c3 status in May 2019.  ​We are a grassroots, community-based organization with the mission of meeting needs and improving the overall quality of life for the immigrant population in East Tennessee’s Lakeway region, a six-county area.​  Our passion for education and advocacy inspires our work. Not only do we offer various educational programs, but also initiate projects focused on needs based in our community. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our entire community.

OUR MISSION

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The mission of HOLA Lakeway is to facilitate the integration of immigrant families into the fabric of the Lakeway community through educational initiatives and advocacy.

OUR VISION

HOLA Lakeway envisions a world where all immigrants are empowered. We stand in solidarity with efforts that strive to make East Tennessee a more inclusive region for everyone. 

OUR VALUES

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EMPOWERMENT

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SOLIDARITY

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INCLUSIVITY

Staff

Betsy Bonilla Jimenez-Hurst Executive Director

Sandra Moreno Adult Education Coordinator

Jessica Bailiff-Noe Youth Program Coordinator

Magdalena Rico Padilla Program Assistant

Board of Directors

KC Curberson-Alvarado HOLA Lakeway, Co-Founder & Chair.  

Willie Santana HOLA Lakeway, Co-Founder. Assistant Public Defender
Chuck Carter Career School Director, Sullivan County Schools
Zackary Greene JFWA Spanish Instructor, Lincoln Memorial University
Elizabeth Grisham Housing Counselor/Outreach Coordinator, Clinch Powell, HOLA Lakeway, Secretary
Stephanie Dallmann, Supervisor of Assessments and ESL, Hamblen County Schools

Cristina Lopez, HOLA Lakeway Treasurer   
Donna Carter-Kanipe, Instructional Coach, Hamblen County   

 Angie Aguilera, Community Member

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