Kindness Goes a Long Way: National Hispanic Heritage Month

CSI Celebrates National Hispanic & Latino Month

From September 15th to October 15th, CSI hosted festive initiatives in honor of National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month. It’s the perfect time to honor the history and contributions of those whose roots stem from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

What better way to celebrate a unique heritage than through dance? Employees had the opportunity to participate in two group classes – Dance Trance and Salsa.

The classes were a success and the participants enjoyed team building while experiencing new aspects of Hispanic and Latino cultures.

Some of our CSI family participating in a Salsa class!

CSI Gives Back ended the month-long recognition with a dip competition. Employees brought in salsa, guacamole, queso, bean dip and more. Members from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce participated as the official judges, selecting HCIT Recruiter Anabel Sastre Morales’ mango salsa as the winning dish. Proceeds from the event were donated to Sadie T. Tillis Elementary’s Hispanic Heritage celebrations, which included educational books and decorations.

The dip competition winner stands with the judges.

Check out our Reel recapping the event below:

Along with being the dip competition champion, Anabel took a field trip to Sadie T. Tillis Elementary to share her story with the students. Moving from Argentina to the U.S. in the 2nd grade, Anabel experienced many obstacles. Her primary hurdle was one that several students at Sadie face – not speaking English. With the love and support of her teachers and mother, Anabel slowly overcame the language and culture barriers. She told the students how much she appreciated the support in her life and encouraged them to always be nice to their classmates. “Patience and kindness go a long way,” she said.  

Anabel speaking to the children of Sadie T. Tillis Elementary.

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