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New bilingual college-help website provides tools and info to help Latino families

LatinaLista — One of the times that families really need to come together is when it’s time for children to go to college. Going to college is a family affair. Yet for many Latino families, college is still unchartered territory. Statistics show that when it comes to Bachelor’s degrees, only 13 percent of Latinos have

Puerto Rico: Student strike indefinitely closes University of Puerto Rico campus

By Natalia A. Bonilla Berrios LatinaLista     SAN JUAN — Pepper gas, pushes and shoves were today´s dawn prescription for campus guards and students at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. What began as a peaceful 48-hour strike became a confrontation between administrative forces and civil resistance at 5:50 a.m. When a

Spotlight Non-profit: One little girl’s needless death inspired a community to create equal access to healthcare

LatinaLista — In 1975, a six-year-old girl named Virginia Garcia cut her foot in Oregon, where the girl’s farmworker family had come from their home in Mission, Texas to harvest the local produce. Speaking little English and having no health insurance, Virginia’s family didn’t immediately take her to the doctor. An infection set in and

Two Anglo journalists seek donations to finish story about life with a MacArthur Park Mexican family

LatinaLista — What happens when two Anglo female journalists move in with a Mexican family living in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park area? It’s a developing story that these two journalists, Devin Browne and Kara Mears, have titled “The Entryway.” Their hope is that their experiences will intrigue, inspire and invoke public donations so they can

American Express’ Members Project reaches out to Latino causes

LatinaLista — Corporate social responsibility is a trend gaining momentum. The idea of businesses giving back to the community has always existed but, these days, it’s being taken to a new level. For example, last year, Puerto Rico’s Doral Bank collaborated with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the mobile pink mammogram clinic

Actor Edward James Olmos spearheads donations request to help “Stand and Deliver” teacher Jaime Escalante

LatinaLista If we were to name the top five all-time family favorite Latino films, a list might include: La Bamba, Real Women Have Curves, Mi Familia, Selena and — Stand and Deliver. Who could forget the teacher Jaime Escalante, played by Edward James Olmos, who inspired a classroom full of East LA kids to believe