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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

New site provides a wealth of information about credit cards

LatinaLista On Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Credit CARD Act, went into effect. It’s supposed to protect credit card users from such actions as credit card companies suddenly increasing interest rates or changing fee amounts or any action that puts the consumer at risk

Online site aims to break the cycle of financial illiteracy among young Latinos

LatinaLista — Financial literacy is an issue that is increasing in importance among the Latino community as the economy still teeters, jobs are still lost and people are still losing their homes. For too long, Latinos, and those who speak a language other than English, have been considered fair game by unscrupulous credit card and