Opening a new door

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:52 am Lori Lameman (left) holds the keys to her family’s new home at Grand Oasis. Lori and her three daughters (center) were displaced in May when an electrical fire started behind their refrigerator. The family moved temporarily to a hotel room at the Hampton Inn, where Lori works as […]

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Park City leaders looks to Moab for help with social equity​

​ By John Hales (Moab Times Independent)- Officials from Park City are looking to Moab as an example of how to successfully promote diversity and inclusion. ​ While Park City may well be considered an older sibling to Moab in terms of their tourism-centered livelihoods, it was the elder that took advice from the younger […]

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MVMC’s Haley Austin brings social justice to Moab

By Jacque Garcia (The Times-Independent)- In 2017, Haley Austin joined the Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s staff as their AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America representative. Since then she has been a leader at the MVMC, fine-tuning a curriculum for students and working as a bilingual advocate — and now, she plans to stay on as an […]

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Moab Valley Multicultural Center expands its reach in 2017

By Jacque Garcia (Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) helped a record number of people this year, and staff hope to help even more in 2018. “[This year] at the multicultural center was epic,” said MVMC executive director Rhiana Medina. Medina said this year was special for a number of reasons, one being that […]

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Multicultural center founder retires

(Moab Sun News)- After more than 10 years working at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, founder Leticia Bentley is ready for new adventures. Bentley’s dream of a multicultural social services and education center began in late 1999, when she was a teacher with the Grand County School District. It became clear that there were immense needs […]

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MVMC, Medina steps up assistance to DACA ‘Dreamers’ in the region Despite Trump order, city council passes DACA resolution

By Rose Egelhoff (Moab Times-Independent)- Moab City Council passed a resolution supporting the extension of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The action was one part of a wider community response to President Trump’s announcement that Congress would put the program on hold for review. “I […]

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Unsung Heroes Zaida Agreda-Winn

By Rose Egelhoff (The Times-Independent)- Zaida Agreda-Winn was surprised when she got the front desk job at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. In Bolivia, Agreda-Winn was an award-winning journalist with 10 years of experience, but in Moab in 2008, answering the phone in English was a challenge. Over the years, she became fluent in English and became more […]

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Feeding the hungry…

(Moab Times-Independent)- Nubia Tangreen and Norma Banuelos of the Moab Valley Multicultural Center help distribute food to families living below the poverty line during the MVMC’s monthly food distribution. On the second Tuesday of each month, the Utah Food Bank delivers a truckload of food, much of it perishable, to help provide nourishment for 65 […]

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