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Spotlight Nonprofit: “Sewing” a new story for victims of sex trafficking

LatinaLista — In a 2007 report by the U.S. State Dept., it was found that between 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year. More than 70 percent are female and, according to a 2009 UN report, 20 percent of all trafficking victims are children. The reasons why some women find themselves

Spotlight Non-profit: Military veteran gives his fellow servicemen and women “new hope”

LatinaLista — While serving in the United States Air Force as a Crash Rescue Firefighter, veteran William H. Moore had his share of close calls but it’s one particular call that he remembers both with pride and regret. Moore successfully rescued two pilots from a burning F-111. Unfortunately, in the process, he was injured so

Spotlight Nonprofit: Fashion industry veteran helps Latina students “sew up” their career dreams

LatinaLista — It’s a safe bet to say that every Latino family has at least one person who sews. For some, their family sewer should really be called the family designer, especially if they make their own patterns. Yet, for all the Latinas and Latinos who sew, it’s a puzzle as to why there are

Spotlight Nonprofit: Las Vegas homeless high-schoolers get helping hand from caring community

LatinaLista — Word in the street is that the US economy is not getting better. People continue to be laid off, homes continue to be foreclosed upon and families continually find themselves homeless. There’s no city in the country that has felt more deeply the impact of this bad economy than Las Vegas, Nevada. Yet,

Spotlight Nonprofit: Colorado Catholic bishop targets immigrant advocacy group’s funding

LatinaLista — With a worsening economy, more states passing anti-immigrant legislation and the White House endorsing the controversial program known as Secure Communities, undocumented immigrants are under siege. These men, women and children are impacted financially by the nation’s attitude towards their presence in the US and can’t help but be impacted emotionally by these