Ospina is one of 12 charter members of the Hispanic Cultural Foundation
, a group formed last summer by Port St. Lucie resident Nelson Merchan-Cely
"I saw there wasn't much going on in the Hispanic community, so I decided to start a group that could promote the culture and let the rest of the community know we are here," said Merchan-Cely
, 65.He came to the Treasure Coast three years ago after retiring from the World Health Organization in Bogota.
didn't want the group to insulate itself from the American community.
"It seems to me my community clusters into themselves.This is not good," he
So to bridge the gap
has focused the foundation on developing a language program that benefits both cultures.
My idea is to enrich the community," said Merchan-Cely
, who teaches an English class twice a week.
...For more information on classes or joining the Hispanic Cultural Foundation of the Treasure Coast call Nelson Merchan-Cely at (772) 359-3935.
For more information on classes or joining the Hispanic Cultural Foundation of the Treasure Coast
, call Nelson Merchan-Cely
at (772) 359-3935.