GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — WOOD TV8 is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the impact of the Hispanic community in West Michigan.

We spoke with local trailblazers working for progress, learned how science is targeting disparities within the Hispanic community and looked inside a movie that showcases how first-generation Hispanic students are paving the way for others.

See that and more Hispanic Month Heritage coverage inside here.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through Oct. 15.