National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15 and celebrates the stories, histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and The Caribbean. Our fearless leader, Ray Rico, is Mexican-American, and Ray Rico Freelance is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (as well as a Local Small Business Enterprise and a Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Business Enterprise).
As such, we celebrate Hispanic heritage year-round. But this month, we wanted to shine a spotlight on our Latinx clients and the work we’ve done for them. We encourage you to check them out and support them – not just this month, but always!
Mid-South Immigration Advocates: The Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is the first non-profit law firm in the Memphis area whose core mission is to provide free and affordable immigration representation for low-income clients. We designed MIA’s butterfly logo and helped develop the brand across digital, print and promotional materials. We also created stationery for MIA.
CasaLuz: CasaLuz prevents and reduces domestic violence and related crimes in Spanish-speaking communities in Memphis, and promotes equal access to justice and other services. We developed copy for the CasaLuz website.
End HIV 901: Shortly after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, Shelby County was identified as a priority county and was awarded funding. End HIV 901 will use strategic planning activities to end HIV in Memphis by 2030. In addition to creating the EndHIV901.org website, we ensured that the site would be equipped with a Spanish translation so it is easily accessible for all.
Welcome South: Three non-profit immigration legal service providers make up the coalition that is Welcome South. The coalition provides immigration services for people in the Mid-South. We designed their sunny logo and branding, plus created a stationery kit.
Frager Law Firm: The Frager Law Firm is a full-service immigration practice that resolves issues for clients throughout the Mid-South. We built the website and included a Spanish translation function.
CazaTeatro Bilingual Theatre Group: This Memphis-based theatre group, founded in 2006, shares Latin American culture through the scenic arts in order to create a unifying bridge for the Latinx community. Ray Rico serves on the CazaTeatro Board of Directors and supports them through Ray Rico Freelance and Focus magazines, as they align with RRF’s values and vision.