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Executive Director

United Hands of Carroll County
 
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    United Hands of Carroll County
  • Founder
    United Hands of Carroll County
  • Board Member
    United Hands of Carroll Carroll
  • Board Member
    Healthier Carroll County Inc
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Those opportunities are growing, according ...
www.carrollcountytimes.com, 9 Mar 2015 [cached]
Those opportunities are growing, according to Elena Hartley, Araujo's co-panelist and the founder of United Hands of Carroll County, Inc, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the Spanish speaking community with resources. When she first moved to Carroll County in 1992, Hartley said there was a very small Spanish speaking community. Many of that community's members would ask her for help in locating services after Mass at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster; her nonprofit grew out of those conversations.
"When I started United Hands, in Carroll County there were maybe 3,000 Hispanics around there," Hartley said.
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Connecting with each other, it will be easier to do my job," Hartley said.
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Hartley said she believes the work Burns is doing in the school system is crucial, as it provides an entryway into American culture for the next generation. Many adult Hispanic immigrants have trouble learning English for many reasons, from lack of time and energy from working tough manual labor jobs to a lack of literacy in their native Spanish, but ensuring those adults can access services and provide education their children is essential for the process of integration.
"This is the first generation," Hartley said.
Designating English as the official ...
www.eveningsun.com, 25 Sept 2012 [cached]
Designating English as the official language of Carroll County is totally understandable, according to Elena Hartley, executive director of United Hands of Carroll County, a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants in Carroll make informed decisions about family needs.
Anyone coming to this country understands that English is the language that is spoken and it is important to learn it, Hartley said.
"I don't think its disrespectful," said Hartley, who is originally from Peru.
As long as the proposed ordinance doesn't affect her nonprofit's mission, Hartley said she doesn't have a problem with it. Moving to a country and making its residents learn your language is just as ridiculous as going to someone's house and asking them to paint the walls because you don't like the color, she said.
"How are you going to be an American citizen if you can't speak the language? Hartley said.
Elena Hartley, a cultural ...
www.carrollcounty.com, 9 Aug 2009 [cached]
Elena Hartley, a cultural navigator for United Hands of Carroll County, shows off a Peruvian doll assembled as a project at her Westminster office July 14.
Many pieces of artwork hang on the walls at the offices of United Hands of Carroll County in Westminster. One shows a decorative wooden spoon adorned with the figures of a young couple. Another depicts a Peruvian village. Then there's stitch work on the wall above another painting. These are more than pieces of artwork; they're reminders of home for Elena Hartley. Hartley is a native of Lima, Peru, and director of United Hands of Carroll County. The organization helps local immigrants find various kinds of language, social and health services. The nonprofit serves about 350 people a year, Hartley said. All services are free because Hartley receives a few grants. Hartley started the organization in 2004. She's aware that it is an important job, one that she doesn't take for granted. "I'm the link between the Hispanic community and the English-speaking community," she said.
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Name: Elena Hartley
Elena Hartley Phone: ...
www.healthycarroll.org, 31 Aug 2009 [cached]
Elena Hartley Phone: 410-871-0008 Email:elenahartley@aol.com
ALA | PLA at ALA Annual Conference
pla.org, 26 June 2010 [cached]
Speakers: Emily Blumenthal, Manager of Children & Family Programs, The Walter's Art Museum, Baltimore, Md.; Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Port Discovery, Early Childhood Specialist; Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, Cleveland Hts.-University Hts. (Oh.) Public Library, Deputy Director; Elena Hartley, Director, United Hands of Carroll County, Westminster, Md.; Jan Johnson, Princeton Public Library, Manager, Youth Services; Cathy Lancaster, Flint Public Library, Children's Librarian; Tess Prendergast, Vancouver Public Library, Assistant Manager, Children's Services; Ellen Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Coordinator, Children's Services; Carol Sandler, Strong National Museum of Play, Director of Library and Archive; Dorothy Stoltz, Caroll County Public Library, Outreach Services Manager; Leah Wagner, Monroe Township Public Library, Assistant Library Director
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