EDUCATING, EMPOWERING AND ENGAGING ALASKA'S LATINO COMMUNITY

REDES LATINAS

Redes Latinas is a digital community hub for Latin@s across Alaska. This site helps people connect to services in both Spanish and English. The site was created in 2020 in response to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This site has information about social services, immigration, and education for the Anchorage/Mat-Su region. Over time, we plan to expand to include more services in more places in Alaska.

  • Immigration Services
  • Education Services
  • Social Services
  • Community Announcements
Regardless of your immigration status, family or language situation, in Alaska we all have rights. Here you will find immigration resources that are free or low cost.

IMMIGRATION SUPPORT:

These places can give you information, help and/or legal representation. They can help support your legal stay in the country.

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IMMIGRATION ADVICE

What to think about when talking to an immigration attorney? What to do if you are stopped by authorities?

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SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND  SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The law protects you and gives you legal status in the country when you have been a victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking or other crimes. There are resources and services that can help you. There are free and low-cost options for shelter, counseling, legal assistance and confidential support. You are not alone. The law and many places are on your side.

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INFORMATION

Here you will find more information about Violence Against Women Act, T Visa: Immigration Relief for Survivors of Sex or Labor Trafficking, U Visa for Victims of Criminal Activity, and Refugees and Asylum.

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CONSULATES

There are no consulates in Alaska for Latin American countries. These consulates can help people living in Alaska. Ask your consulate about your case.

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Argentina
Consulate General and Promotion Center in Los Angeles
Phone: 1 (323) 954 9155
Email: secon_clang@mrecic.gov.ar
5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Belize
Consulate General of Belize, Los Angeles California
Phone: 1 (323) 634-9900
Email: belizeconsulatela@mfa.gov.bz
4801 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Bolivia
Consulate General of Bolivia in Los Angeles, California
Phone: 1 (213) 388 0475
Email: info@boliviala.org
3701 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1065, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Brazil
Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco
Phone: 1 (415) 981-8170
Email: cg.sfrancisco@itamaraty.gov.br
300 Montgomery Street, Suite 1160, San Francisco, CA 94104
Chile
Consulate General of Chile in San Francisco
Phone: 1(415) 982 7662 / 1 (415) 982 7665
Email: sanfrancisco@consulado.gob.cl
Colombia
Consulate of Colombia in San Francisco
Phone: 1 (415) 495 7195 / 1 (415) 495 7196 Toll Free: 1 888 764 3326
Email: csanfrancisco@cancilleria.gov.co
456 Montgomery Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94104 (New location since January 11, 2021)
Costa Rica
Consulate General of Costa Rica in Los Angeles
Phone: 1 (323) 424 7112 / 1 (323) 424 7161 / 1 (323) 424 7106
Email: concr-us-ca2@rree.go.cr and/or consulatecostaricala@gmail.com
Appointments for passports and identity cards: costaricaconsulatela@hotmail.com
8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 641, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Cuba
Consulate of Cuba in the USA
Phone: 1 (202) 797-8515 / 1 (202) 797-8518
Email: recepcion@usadc.embacuba.cu
2639 16ST NW, Washington DC, 20009
Ecuador
Consulate of Ecuador in Los Angeles
Phone: 1 (323) 658 6020
Email: ceculosangeles@cancilleria.gob.ec
3600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1404, Los Angeles, CA 90010
El Salvador
Consulate of El Salvador in Seattle, Washington
Phone: 1 (206) 971 7950
Email: consuladoseattle@rree.gob.sv
Broderick Building 615, Second Ave. Suite # 50, Seattle, WA 98104
Guatemala
Consulate General of Guatemala in Seattle, Washington
Appointments: https://consulguatesea.acuityscheduling.com
Phone: 1 (206) 888-5319 / 1 (206) 888-5320
Emergencias: 1 (206) 271-5309
Call Center for Immigrant Assistance: 1 (844) 805-1011
Email: consseattle@minex.gob.gt
18000 International Blvd. South Tower, Suite 1005, Seattle, WA 98188
Haiti
Embassy of the Republic of Haiti, Washington D.C.
Phone: 1 (202) 332-4090
Email: amb.washington@diplomatie.ht
2311 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008
Honduras
Consulate General of Honduras in Seattle
Phone: 1 (206) 420-0947
107 SW Grady Way suite 100, Renton, WA 98057
México
Consulate of Mexico in Seattle
Phone: 1 (206) 448-3526 / 1 (206) 448-6819 / 1 (206) 448-8971
Email: conseattle@sre.gob.mx
807 E. Roy St., Seattle, WA 98102
Nicaragua
Consulate General of Nicaragua in San Francisco
Phone: 1 (650) 308-5481
Email: conicsf@pacbell.net
870 Market St. #518, San Francisco, CA 94102
Panama
Consulate of Panama in Washington, D.C.
Phone: 1 (202) 483-1407
Email:consular@embassyofpanama.org and/or info@embassyofpanama.org
2862 McGill Terrace, N.W. Washington, D.C, 20008
Paraguay
Consulate General of Paraguay in Los Angeles
Phone: 1 (310) 417 9500
Email: paraguay.la@mre.gov.py
3600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 414, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Peru
Consulate General of Peru in San Francisco
Phone: 1 (415) 362-5185 / 1 (415) 362-5647 / 1 (415) 362-7136
Email: informacion@conpersf.com
870 Market Street, Suite 1075, San Francisco, CA 94102
Dominican Republic
General Consulate of the Dominican Republic in California and for the West Coast of the United States of America
Phone: 1 (818) 504-6605
Email: consuladord@gmail.com
500 N Brand Blvd #1500, Glendale, CA 91203
Uruguay
Consulate of Uruguay in Los Angeles
Phone: 1 (310) 394-5777
Email: cglosangeles@mrree.gub.uy
429 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 400 Santa Mónica, CA 90401
Venezuela
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States
Assistance only through the website: https://us.embajadavenezuela.org/
Educational resources available to Alaskans promote personal enrichment and opportunity at every stage of life. The following information is about schools, programs, and free help to ensure a successful journey for yourself or a loved one.

Alaska has education for everybody. This is a list of schools, programs, and other education for you or someone you love.

K-12 Education

Anchorage has unique schools for your child’s unique needs, no matter their age or grade level.

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Post-Secondary Education

Find information about going to college, from signing up for classes to tutoring services.

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Adult Education

There is help for you to prepare for the job you want.

High School Diploma / GED

The Adult Learning Center

The Adult Learning Center has classes to learn English, how to parent, how to use a computer, and more. Phone: (907) 375-6000 Email: ak.adult.learning.center@gmail.com 2518 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507 Website: http://akalc.com/

Nine Star Adult Education and GED Classes

They have classes to get ready for the GED, learn English, finish high school, learn new skills, and citizenship classes. Phone: (907) 279-7827    Email: info@ninestar.org 730 I Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 Website: https://ninestar.org/ged-preparation/

Vocational and Technical Training

Municipality of Anchorage Food Worker Test

The food card is valid for 3 years and costs $10. The test can be taken in English, Spanish, or Korean! Website: https://www.muni.org/Departments/health/Admin/environment/FSS/Pages/AlternateFoodWorkerTesting.aspx

Alaska Vocational Technical Center

Technical training programs in Seward. Programs include welding, information technology, construction, business, and office technology, and culinary arts. Phone: (907) 224-3322 809 2nd Avenue, Seward, AK, 99664 Website:https://avtec.edu/

Northern Industrial Training

Classes on things like heavy equipment, how to drive, personal finance, welding, and automotive mechanics. Phone: (907) 743-7700 Email: ancinfo@nitalaska.com 3201 C Street Suite 308 Anchorage, AK 99503 Website:https://nitalaska.com/

Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training

Training for counselors that help people suffering from alcohol drug abuse. Phone: (907) 563-9202 3901 Old Seward Hwy, Suite 8, In the University Center Mall Website: https://www.radact.com/

Electrical Apprenticeship School

On the job training with federally recognized apprenticeships in the electrical industry. Phone: (907) 337-9508 Email: office@ajeatt.org 5800 B. Street, Anchorage, AK 99518 Website: https://alaskaelectricalapprenticeship.org/

Alaska Career College

Has certification and degree programs in fields like business, health, and medicine. Phone: (907) 563-7575 1415 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507 Website: https://www.alaskacareercollege.edu/how-to-apply

MetrOasis LLC Advanced Training Center & Beauty School

Education in cosmetology and esthetics. Helps students pass the Alaska State Board exam. Take the test to enter the program here Phone: (907) 276-4110  Email: MetrOasisATC@gmail.com 3701 E Tudor Rd #103 Anchorage, AK 99507 Website: https://www.metroasis.com/questions

Trend Setters School of Beauty

Beauty school with classes in hairdressing, cosmetology. Phone: (907)274-4247    Email: trendsettersak@gmail.com 3901 Old Seward Hwy Suite 22, Anchorage, AK 99503 Website: https://www.trendsettersak.com/

SkyTrek Alaska Flight Training LLC

Phone: (907) 274-4359   Email: jamie@skytrekalaska.com 1570 E 12th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Website: http://www.skytrekalaska.com/

Aero Club

Phone: (907) 753-4167 Hangar 7, 10286 Taxi Way #P, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 99506 Website: https://www.jberaeroclub.com/

Aero Tech Flight Services

Phone: (907) 279-6558 1443 W Northern Lights Blvd #u Anchorage, AK 99503 Website: https://www.aerotechalaska.com/company_profile.html

Charter College

Training in fields like healthcare, business, welding, and computer information systems. There are programs in Anchorage and Wasilla. Phone: (907) 277-1000 221 E Northern Lights Blvd #120 Anchorage, AK 99508 Website: https://www.chartercollege.edu/locations/anchorage-ak?utm_source=google&utm_medium=google_my_business&utm_campaign=website_click

Other Resources

OLÉ: Opportunities for Lifelong Education

This place has fun classes for adults over 50 years old. Phone: (907) 231-0095   Email: info@oleanchorage.org Website: https://www.oleanchorage.org/

Anchorage Public Library

Go to a nearby library to use its computers and printers, or check out books. Website: http://www.anchoragelibrary.org/

Midtown /Loussac– Phone: (907) 343-2975 3600 Denali St. Anchorage, AK 99503

Muldoon– Phone: (907) 343-4032 1251 Muldoon Rd., Suite 158 Muldoon Town Center Anchorage, AK 99504

Mountain View– Phone: (907) 343-2818 120 Bragaw St Anchorage, AK 99508

Eagle River– Phone: (907) 343-1530 12001 Business Blvd. #176 Eagle River Town Center Eagle River, AK 99577

K-12 EDUCATION

Enroll Your Child in School

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Phone: (907) 746-9200 501 N Gulkana St, Palmer, AK 99645 Website: https://www.matsuk12.us/

Anchorage School District Student Enrollment

The Anchorage School District has a Family Welcome Center to help new students. They can help get a student enrolled, and have English language testing, and information for students and families who don’t speak English as a first language. Call 907-742-4455.

Phone: (907) 742-4000 5530 E Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99504 Website: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/3297

Anchorage Schools by Location

Alaska Middle College School

This program allows students to finish high school while taking college courses. Phone: (907) 742-8900 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 Website: https://www.asdk12.org/amcs

King Tech High School

High school with technical training and core academics. They also have evening classes and online classes. Phone: (907) 742-8900 2650 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage AK 99508 Website: https://www.asdk12.org/kingtech#calendar34407/20201213/month

Anchorage Vocational Academic Institute of Learning (AVAIL)

Alternative high school in the Anchorage School District for students who are 16-19 years old and haven’t been successful in other schools. Phone: (907) 563-7575 425 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501 Website: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/11956

Student Nutrition

ASD Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application

Fill out an application to see if a student qualifies to get free or low-cost healthy breakfast and lunch at school. Website: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/13246

Childcare

Kids’ Corps Inc.

Apply for free or low-cost childcare for kids ages 0-5 years. Phone: (907) 279-2021 3710 East 20th Ave Suite #2 Website: https://www.kcialaska.org/

Thread Alaska Online Search Tool

Use Thread Alaska’s Online Search Tool to find childcare by location or by name https://threadalaska.worldsecuresystems.com/thread/families/childcare-search/online-search-tool Phone: (907) 265-3100 Email: info@threadalaska.org 3350 Commercial Dr, Suite 203 Anchorage, AK 99501

After-School Programs

Boys & Girls Club Alaska

Before and after school care for kids ages 6-18, childcare for kids ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, and sports programs for kids ages 6-18. Phone: (907) 248-5437 Email: info@bgcalaska.org Website: https://bgcalaska.org/

YMCA Childcare

Find out if your child’s school is a part of the YMCA’s after school program. Phone: (907) 563-3211 Email: kids@ymcaalaska.org Website: http://www.ymcaalaska.org/childcare-before-after-school/

Campfire Alaska

Before and after school, school break, and summer childcare for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Phone: (907) 279-3551 Email: campfire@campfireak.org 161 Kelvin St. #100 Anchorage, AK 99508 Website: https://www.campfireak.org/family-resources/scholarships/school-and-summer-adventure-scholarship-application/

Alaska Afterschool Network

Find after school childcare near you. Phone: (907) 248-7371 3201 C St. #110 Anchorage, AK 99503 Website: https://www.akafterschool.org/find-a-program

Bus Routes

Find your Child’s Bus Route:http://busroutes.asdk12.org/Students/BasicTransBoundarySearch.aspx

Tutoring /Resources

SLED Online Tutoring

Online tutoring for subjects like math, English, and history. Work with a live tutor or use their resources to study on your own. They can help make resumes look more professional. They also have help for math problems, test preparation, and more. All services are free. Website: https://lam.alaska.gov/sled/homework

Imagination Library Enrollment

This free program delivers brand new children’s books to your door! Website: https://www.bestbeginningsalaska.org/imagination-library/community-partners/

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

There is help for you to go to college, from signing up for classes, to tutoring services.

Registration

How to Register at UAA

Phone: (907) 786-1480 UAA Enrollment Services Center, 2901 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK 99508 Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/registration/how-to-register.cshtml

Student Aid

Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)

Website: https://studentaid.gov/

University of Alaska Scholarship Application System

This list of scholarships can help you pay for college. Website: https://alaska.academicworks.com/

Tutoring

The Writing Center

Now has online services and live video appointments. Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/community-and-technical-college/departments/learning-commons/writing-center/index.cshtml

The Communication Center

Has online tutoring for public speaking. Only for those taking classes at UAA. Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/community-and-technical-college/departments/learning-commons/communication-center/index.cshtml

The Math Lab

The Math Lab can help all students and community members with math. To get help, just log in to Zoom – an open link is available now. Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/community-and-technical-college/departments/learning-commons/math-lab/index.cshtml

Equity

UAA Office of Equity and Compliance

They make sure UAA follows rules about equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, and more. Phone: (907) 786-6086 Email: uaa_titleix@alaska.edu Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/about/equity-and-compliance/

TRIO Student Support Services

They help 160 students each year to be successful at UAA. Services are free. Phone: (907) 786-1380 Email: uaa_sss@alaska.edu Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/trio-programs/student-support-services/apply.cshtml

Disability Support Services

They help support UAA students who have disabilities. They have resources for the university and the community. They help students with disabilities have equal access. Phone: (907) 786-4530 Email: uaa_dss@alaska.edu Website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/disability-support-services/

This page lists some of the social service places in Anchorage.  For each place, you’ll find contact information, if there are Spanish speaking staff or translators available, and pictures of the businesses.  For more information, please contact each place directly.

Redes Latinas – Social Services

This page lists some of the social service places in Anchorage. For each place, you’ll find contact information, if you can get help in Spanish, and pictures to help when you visit.  For more information, please contact each place directly. 

Anywhere in Alaska, call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 to talk to someone about services.  They can connect you with emergency food and shelter, education, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, childcare, and much more.  Call 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  They are closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  You can also leave a phone message, email Alaska211@ak.org, or search their website for services.  Ask for an interpreter to get help in Spanish.

* During the COVID-19 pandemic, many buildings are closed. Please call or email staff before visiting. For recent information on COVID-19, please visit our Community Announcements page for the most  up-to-date links and advisories.*

Food 

Here you can find information for drop-in soup kitchens, food pantries, and state supported programs.  Look for hot meal calendars and pick-up locations posted online.  When applying for state support, ask for a translator to get help in Spanish.

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Housing

Here you can find help for people who are homeless or need help to stay in their homes. There are also places for people trying to escape unsafe situations or who need help with their medical or mental health.  Please contact each place to get more information.

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Mental Health / Medical

If you feel sick or want to check-in with a doctor, contact a medical office. If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, or to get help for an addiction, contact a mental health office.  Please contact each place for information about special programs and to check if they are taking new patients.

For families who have lost children, special grief care and help can be found through the TEARS Foundation and the Hospice of Anchorage.

Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

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Domestic Violence

There is help for victims of abuse, people who work with survivors, and anyone interested in helping with education. Hotline calls, 24-hour emergency shelters and legal counsel are private and safe. Please contact each place for more information.

Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

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Other Services

Here you will be able to find other services like Child Care, Financial, Family Support, Employment, Interpretation, and Grief Support.

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This page has information about current events and topics relevant to what’s happening now in Alaska.

Community Announcements

This page is designed to have a current list of relevant events and festivals. It also has links to information relevant to issues currently impacting Latin@s in Alaska. For more information, click on each of the links below.