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Kmart Launches “Latina Smart” Internship Program

As the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Kmart has announced the launch of the inaugural Latina Smart internship program. Five retail-minded Latina Smart interns will be selected to participate in a 10-week paid summer internship at Sears Holdings corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Interns will gain on-the-job experience, develop industry connections and receive mentorship and career development counseling throughout the program. continue reading »

Chivas USA, Mexican Consulate Donate $50,000 in Scholarships for LMU Students

Los Angeles professional soccer team Chivas USA has formed a partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles to give $50,000 for need-based scholarships for Mexican and Mexican-American students at Loyola Marymount University this year. continue reading »

U.S. Army Promoting STEM-related Education, Careers For Hispanics

The U.S. Army and Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) are joining forces to promote educational and career opportunities for Hispanic students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Army will partner with GMiS at the annual HENAAC conference, Oct. 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and Higher Education

Today, Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. They represent 1 out of every 6 people in the country and have an estimated annual buying power that exceeds $1 trillion. It is also expected that one in four children enrolled in K-12 public schools will be Latino by 2020. While these numbers are projected to increase substantially in the years ahead, they are expected to fall short in one critical area—the number of Latino college graduates. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and Higher Education

Today, Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. They represent 1 out of every 6 people in the country and have an estimated annual buying power that exceeds $1 trillion. It is also expected that one in four children enrolled in K-12 public schools will be Latino by 2020. While these numbers are projected to increase substantially in the years ahead, they are expected to fall short in one critical area—the number of Latino college graduates. continue reading »

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Hispanic-Serving Institutions

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating the week of September 16-22 as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week” to recognize the more than 300 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout our nation for their work, achievements, and critical role in educating and empowering Hispanic youth. continue reading »

School Shooting Plot by 6th-Graders Foiled in New Mexico

A school shooting plot by two sixth-graders was foiled by authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A spokesperson for the Albuquerque Public Schools confirmed the plot at the Tony Hillerman Middle School continue reading »

Miller Lite, Dallas Cowboys, Adelante Invest In Education Of Hispanic Community

Miller Lite, the Dallas Cowboys and the Adelante U.S. Educational Leadership Fund are partnering to support educational programming and resources for Hispanics through the "Scoring for Education" campaign. continue reading »

Local Leaders to Attend Latino Policy Forum’s Leadership Academy

Strengthening the Latino nonprofit sector in economically challenging times, the Latino Policy Forum announced that 20-plus participants from local organizations were selected to participate in the fourth cohort of its Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy. continue reading »

Students of Color Still Receiving Unequal Education

When it comes to spending on the education of our children, students of color are being shortchanged, according to the Center for American Progress’s latest education report, “Unequal Education: Federal Loophole Enables Lower Spending on Students of Color.” continue reading »

McDonald’s Recognizes First College Graduates from its National Scholarship Program

McDonald's and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) honored the first college graduating class of RMHC/HACER National Scholarship recipients with a three-day celebratory event in Chicago, sponsored by McDonald's, that culminated with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, August 16, at the Chicago Cultural Center. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Signs Law to Boost Bilingual Education in State

Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law designed to strengthen bilingual education in Illinois. The law authorizes the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education to study and make recommendations on the state of bilingual education continue reading »

STUDY:  Few Latinos Obtain Phd’s in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A study by Excelencia! In Education (Excelencia) identifies the top institutions graduating Latinos at each academic level from certificates to doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for 2009-10. continue reading »

NHCSL Announces Higher Education Scholarships For Hispanics

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) is proud to announce the launch of the John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship application and the expansion of its program. continue reading »

Ease Your Child Back Into the School Routine with Discovery Familia’s Educational Programming

Just because summer is coming to a close does not mean the fun has to stop. This August, as the kids prepare to go back to school, Discovery Familia enters the fascinating universe of words with WordWorld, an innovative series that introduces young viewers to the English language and reading skills and sets the groundwork for a bilingual generation. WordWorld premieres on August 6 at 3pm ET/12pm PT and will air Monday through Friday in the same time slot. continue reading »

STUDY: Affirmative Action Bans Reduce Enrollment of Students of Color

A new study published today by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA examines the impact of affirmative action bans, across a number of years in several states, on the enrollment of underrepresented students of color. continue reading »

Chicago City Colleges Awarded $3.25 Million to Improve Hispanic Student Success Rates

n recognition of the City Colleges of Chicago’s ongoing efforts to ensure students in need of remedial coursework advance to and complete their programs, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded Wilbur Wright College a five-year $3.25 million grant for Hispanic-serving higher education institutions. continue reading »

Brazilian Teacher Surrenders After Running Away With 14 year old- After Her Family Attacks Him

A teacher handed himself over to police in the southern Brazilian city of Alvorada after two days on the run with a 14-year-old student with whom he had apparently been romantically involved for several months. The teacher showed up Sunday morning at the girl's home to return her to her parents and then headed for the police station, but before he could get there the student's relatives attacked the 46-year-old educator. continue reading »

ACT NOW: Call NY Gov Cuomo to Pass the DREAM Act

Last Friday, President Obama announced a new policy of deferred action for eligible DREAMers (undocumented youth), which includes the ability to apply for work authorization. However, these DREAMers will still be denied equal access to higher education in New York because they are not able to access the state-funded Tuition Assistance Program. The New York DREAM Act (A6829D/S4179D) would allow undocumented youth to access state financial assistance, and the DREAM Fund (A8689B/S6883) would provide private support for undocumented youth to attend higher education. continue reading »

50,000 Students in North Carolina Stand to Benefit from New Deportation Policy

More than 50,000 students in North Carolina will benefit from the Obama administration's suspension of deportations of qualified undocumented youths, Mexico's consul-general for the Carolinas said Wednesday. continue reading »