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Intrn’l Video: Helping Cuban skateboarders glide to new heights

Intrn’l Video: Helping Cuban skateboarders glide to new heights

LatinaLista — In Cuba, there is not one skate shop despite a growing community of over 1,000 skateboard enthusiasts who recycle old boards to perform their sport. One of those Cuban skateboarders is a young man named Yojani Pérez Rivera, but he’s known around the island as Mamerto. Mamerto has a crew of fellow skateboarders

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Video: Changing our mind(set) on fulfilling our full potential

LatinaLista — The ability to believe in yourself is a skill that isn’t only life-changing but a game-changer in the bigger scheme of achieving success. In the featured TEDx talk delivered in 2012 by Eduardo Briceño, co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works, Briceño explains the difference between a fixed and growth mindset and how one

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Video: Unique student housing initiative ensures Latino students graduate from college

LatinaLista — May is the month for graduations. Yet, not all students just graduate from school. Some students in Chicago also graduate from student housing, if they were part of the special La Casa student housing initiative. Founded two years ago by the Resurrection Project, La Casa student housing provides low-income students a full service

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U.S. Departments of Justice & Education join forces reminding school administrators to enroll undocumented students

LatinaLista — The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice joined forces to release a revised “Dear Colleague Letter” reminding elementary and high school administrators to not prevent undocumented children from enrolling in their schools. The revisions are clarifications to a “Dear Colleague Letter” released in 2011 and make it very clear to administrators that they

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Video: Authors of ‘Los Otros DREAMers’ share stories of deported youth in Mexico at campus event

LatinaLista — Anyone who has heard coverage of immigration reform over the last few years has also learned about the efforts of DREAMers, young undocumented students who were brought here to the U.S. as children and now find themselves in a social, civic and political limbo. Yet, what not many people on this side of

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