Healthy Children. Knowledgeable Families. Strong Communities.

PASOs helps the Latino community and service providers work together for strong and healthy families. We do this through education, support and grassroots leadership development.

PASOs 10th

  • Paso a paso: Helping Latino families succeed in SC

    Paso a paso: Helping Latino families succeed in SC

    PASOs helps families with general health education and parenting classes and recently launched an early childhood program to make sure the next generation of Latino children are healthy and ready to start kindergarten. Read the Article

  • PASOs’ Executive Director, visits WIS

    PASOs’ Executive Director, visits WIS

    On Thursday, May 22, 2015, Julie Smithwick, PASOs’ Executive Director, was on WIS in Columbia discussing the 287g program in Lexington County. If you want to read or watch this story and learn more about what PASOs had to say about it, here’s the link.

  • PASOs invited to Washington, DC

    PASOs invited to Washington, DC

    Julie Smithwick has been invited to Washington, DC to participate speak to federal staff, including representatives from HHS, ICE and the Department of Education about what PASOs does to serve immigrant children and families in South Carolina. The panel will be part of a federal briefing of staff on the results of an exploratory study […]

  • Virginia Vedilago receives award

    Virginia Vedilago receives award

    On May 21, 2015, Virginia Vedilago, the new PASOs Coordinator for the Charleston Tri-County area site, received the Underserved Communities Advocate of the Year award from the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for her work on domestic violence and bringing vital services into Latino communities in the Charleston area of South […]

  • Paola Gutiérrez to Speak in a moderated panel

    Paola Gutiérrez to Speak in a moderated panel

    Paola Gutiérrez to Speak in a moderated panel The Greenville News has chosen Paola Gutiérrez to be one of just seven speakers in Greenville who will address the Greenville-area public in a moderated panel about the issues facing communities in the area, including specific challenges and ways they can be addressed so Greenville can become […]

  • Central Carolina Community Foundation

    Central Carolina Community Foundation

    On May 5, 2015, Central Carolina Community Foundation hosted the second annual Midlands Gives 24-hour online giving day. We are thrilled to announce that PASOs raised $7,650 in donations on this one day! Thank you so much for helping us reach our goal! For more information on Midlands Gives, visit

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  • July 1, 2015 – Taller de Paternidad Positiva
    1:57 pm, Richland/Lexington
  • July 1, 2015 – "Paso a Paso" Radio Show
    4:00 pm, Charleston

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