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Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

The privately financed Illinois Dream Fund announced Friday the awarding of the first college scholarships, for a total of $100,000, to undocumented immigrants who have been accepted to universities in the state. continue reading »

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

The Hispanic Public Relations Association's New York Chapter announced the creation of the HPRA-NY Scholarship Program to assist New York area students of Hispanic descent (origin) achieve their educational goals. continue reading »

Bilingual School in North Carolina Receiving National Attention For Success

Bilingual School in North Carolina Receiving National Attention For Success

A North Carolina school has become a national model for its bilingual curriculum that offers students of different origins an education in both English and Spanish. continue reading »

Actress Eva Longoria Obtains Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

Actress Eva Longoria Obtains Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

Eva Longoria has just obtained a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University. The 38-year-old actress already holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

Felix German Contreras has quite a list of accomplishments to add to his name: NJ Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President, pre-med aspirant, amongst others but the one he is most proud of is “Immigrant Dreamer”. continue reading »

Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards More Than $300k in College Scholarships

Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards More Than $300k in College Scholarships

On Saturday, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southern California awarded $328,000 in scholarship funds to 104 exceptional high school seniors from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. continue reading »

From Gangster’s Daughter to Teacher: Watch Pearl Arredondo’s Inspiring TED Talk

From Gangster’s Daughter to Teacher: Watch Pearl Arredondo’s Inspiring TED Talk

Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in and out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. continue reading »

Education Coalition of Latino Policymakers Address Needs of Latino Students with Congress

Education Coalition of Latino Policymakers Address Needs of Latino Students with Congress

Latino public officials from across the country, representing more than 13.6 million Latino students (ages 5-21) currently enrolled in American schools, will gather in the nation’s capital next week to discuss the impact of sequestration and strategies for improving Latino student success with members of Congress and the Administration. continue reading »

72 Percent of Spanish Teachers Go On Strike

72 Percent of Spanish Teachers Go On Strike

The State Platform for Public Schools on Thursday labeled the general strike staged at all levels of the educational system in Spain "a total success," while officials said a low number of educators and students took part. continue reading »

UCLA Establishes Center to Study Health, Poverty in Latin America

UCLA Establishes Center to Study Health, Poverty in Latin America

UCLA's Blum Center is a research institute that seeks to contribute to improving the health of communities with few economic resources in Latin America. continue reading »

North Carolina Immigrants Press for In-State College Tuition

North Carolina Immigrants Press for In-State College Tuition

Pro-immigrant groups in North Carolina stepped up their pressure Tuesday on state legislators to approve a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay resident tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

14 Masked Students End Protest in Presidents Office at University After 12 Days

14 Masked Students End Protest in Presidents Office at University After 12 Days

The 14 masked individuals who occupied the office of the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, for 12 days to protest the expulsion of five students and demand changes at the institution abandoned the building on Wednesday. The demonstrators, who never identified themselves, accepted an offer Tuesday night from UNAM officials to have talks on May 9. continue reading »

Unemployment in Spain Hits 27%, Under 25 is 57%

Unemployment in Spain Hits 27%, Under 25 is 57%

Spain's unemployment rate hit 27.16 percent in the first quarter of this year, with the number of jobless people topping 6 million for the first time amid an economic downturn that started in 2008, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Thursday. More than 6.2 million people were jobless during the period, with 237,400 workers joining the ranks of the unemployed during the first three months of 2013, the INE said in its Labor Force Survey. continue reading »

Hooded Protesters Overtake Mexico’s UNAM President’s Office

Hooded Protesters Overtake Mexico’s UNAM President’s Office

A group of "people with their faces covered" occupied the office of the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, over the weekend to protest the expulsion of five students and make several other demands, officials of the Mexico City-based university said. continue reading »

Foot Locker, DoSomething.org Announce Recipients of Scholar Athletes Program

Foot Locker, DoSomething.org Announce Recipients of Scholar Athletes Program

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. and DoSomething.org unveiled today the twenty recipients of the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. Each student will receive $20,000 in college scholarships, totaling $400,000. continue reading »