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Meeting held about Spanish Center in Kenosha


KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- An emergency meeting is scheduled to decide the fate of the Spanish Center of Southeastern Wisconsin.

That's because it's lost its staff and a federal grant to provide energy assistance for Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties.

Interim director Ana Ortiz said she is leaving to work for United Migrant Opportunities Services, or UMOS. The agency is now administering the energy-assistance grant.

Spanish Center board president Horace Staples said UMOS also has hired all of the center's employees.

The Kenosha News reports ( the center's board is meeting Monday afternoon.

Ortiz fled to the area from a domestic abuser and found support at the Spanish Center. She says is grateful to have served an organization that helped in her time of need but she is being realistic given the economy.


Information from: Kenosha News,

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