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Our Mission

Our Mission

We create welcoming strategies with a focus on language access, community engagement, and marketing communications for government, business, and nonprofit organizations, through a lens that is culturally informed and data-driven. 


Our Vision

We envision a future where language barriers are effortlessly overcome, enabling individuals and organizations to connect, collaborate, and thrive across cultures. We work with communities to empower voices, amplify messages, and bridge their needs to services. 

About Us


Nina Cano Richards, Esq.

Born in Bolivia, Nina Cano Richards, Esq., immigrated to Charleston, SC, as a young child with her family in search of the American Dream.

Inspired by the challenges they experienced as New Americans, Nina dedicated her legal career to representing immigrants, their families,  and their employers through representation before the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration Courts. Since 2014, Cano Law has served as a resource for immigrants, nonprofits, businesses, and the government agencies seeking to engage with the growing Hispanic population in SC. The Winthrop graduate is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Charleston, is a resident of Goose Creek, and enjoys spending time with her family. 


Vanessa Gongora 

Born and raised in Queens, NY, of Colombian parents, Vanessa Gongora, climbed a 15-year corporate ladder in marketing and advertising, in which she championed investment in Hispanic audiences, most notably at People en Español. Gongora has since led South Carolina workforce development efforts, case management for immigrant children, and managing pro-bono legal services for asylum seekers in detention centers in South Carolina and North Carolina.

Gongora also oversees the state's revenue and promotions for Norsan Media, a Hispanic and family-owned Spanish-language media company. Gongora lives in Mount Pleasant, SC with her two children.

Founders Vanessa Gongora and Nina Cano Richards, Esq. share a history of partnering with organizations,
non-profits, and businesses in bridging barriers and creating spaces for collaboration with New Americans, immigrants, and multilingual communities.  As first-generation professionals, they navigate their experience honoring the sacrifices of our immigrant parents, while creating spaces for access to essential services and programs for our growing Hispanic community.

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