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Spotlight Nonprofit: Creating a new kind of call center that puts college kids to work and on track for a prosperous future

LatinaLista — In the last ten years, more than a million customer service jobs have moved offshore. In our country where there are 25 million Americans unemployed or under-employed, it’s a cruel reality. What’s even more cruel is the fact that young people, who would be perfect for these kinds of jobs where they can…

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Spotlight Nonprofit: Working towards teaching change to an old school system

LatinaLista — Out of all the school supplies a child needs to be ready for the school year, the backpack is one of the most essential. Unfortunately, it can also be the most costly, not counting calculators or uniforms. Many nonprofits around the country are giving away backpacks to students whose families can’t afford them….

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Spotlight Nonprofit: Giving hope and help to spinal cord injury survivors

LatinaLista — Nineteen-year-old Melinda Martinez, 26-year-old Kristine Reyes and 73-year-old Evaristo Herrera have something in common — they each suffered a catastrophic accident that has left them with significant spine problems. In some cases, their spines are so damaged they can no longer walk. For these three individuals, whose families are strapped for cash to…

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Spotlight Nonprofit: Improving the odds of natural disaster survival in third-world countries with first responder education

LatinaLista — When disaster hits countries like Haiti, Guatemala, rural areas of Mexico, etc. the loss of life usually rises after the initial tragedy for one simple reason — medical personnel on the scene don’t know how to respond. It was while New York nursing professor Jackie Cassagnol was in Haiti last year during a training…

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Spotlight Nonprofit: Local farmers join forces to feed the hungry

LatinaLista — News about food prices isn’t getting any better. In fact, there are predictions that it will get a lot worse because of the massive drought across the country. That’s really bad news for families who are already living on the edge and for those who are struggling to buy food with their allotment…

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