• Online exhibit celebrates the voices of mothers from around the world

    LatinaLista -- It is reported that among the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother" begins with the letter M. This simple bit of trivia underscores how the experience of motherhood is an uniting force for women everywhere. To showcase...

  • Children of LGBT immigrant parents face undue challenges because of archaic and discriminatory laws

    LatinaLista -- It has been shown -- through public opinion polls and political debates -- that the definition of marriage varies from person to person. Some believe it can only be between a man and a woman. Others are open to same-sex marriages. Regardless of how marriage is defined, the definition of...

  • Groundbreaking report finds over 5,000 children of undocumented immigrants kept in foster care system by ICE

    LatinaLista -- Immigration enforcement is not an issue that can just be reduced to the black and white rationale of being the "law of the land." Though it's true that immigration enforcement entails finding people who are in the country illegally and deporting them back to their native countries, it's much more...

  • Latino parents now have bilingual online toolkit to recognize and help with their children’s learning disabilities

    LatinaLista -- While all Latino parents want to see their children succeed in school, not all recognize the signs that point to learning disabilities. Even worse, they may not know where to find information that can help them and their children -- especially Spanish-speaking parents. This week, the National Center for Learning Disabilities...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Helping kids cope with divorce

    LatinaLista -- Family separation caused by parents divorcing are usually the hardest on children. Sometimes separation within a family leads a child to act out their frustration, anger and loneliness in ways that aren't always appropriate behavior. Yet the remaining adult in the household is barely equipped to handle the change in...

  • Guest Voz: Helping Latino parents develop strategies to talk to their kids about sex

    LatinaLista -- The issue of Latina teen pregnancy is not new. Yet, it is something that is getting renewed attention because of several consequences of teen pregnancy: teens tend to drop out of school; they hold down menial jobs and, on average, the children of teen parents don't fare any better than...

  • First-of-its-kind Halloween safety report shows twice as many kids killed walking on Halloween than any other night of the year

    LatinaLista -- Halloween is only 11 days away and as any kid knows it's much more than just dressing up in costume -- it's all about the trick-or-treating! Unfortunately, it's reported that Halloween is a deadly time for trick-or-treaters. Twice as many child pedestrians are killed from 4-10 p.m. while walking on...

  • Guest Voz: Women’s delegation to get the word out about the harm of Georgia’s immigration laws

    LatinaLista -- A delegation of women leaders from over two dozen national human rights organizations traveled to Georgia to spend today and tomorrow speaking out against the recent anti-immigrant laws passed in that state. The women, part of the We Belong Together delegation, plan not only on speaking out against the inhumane bill...

  • New campaign strives to make healthy pregnancies and safe births a basic global right

    LatinaLista -- There is no issue that is borderless or as universal in its appeal than the plight of mothers and their children in developing countries. We saw that during the recent high-profile coverage of the Somali women and children starving to death in refugee camps. Yet, an issue just as important as...

  • Bilingual site helps Latino parents create a “New Futuro” for their children

    LatinaLista -- In every survey conducted of Latino parents about their hopes for the education of their children, the unanimous sentiment is that they want their children to go on to college. Unfortunately, there is a learning gap for parents when it comes to knowing how to help their kids apply for...

  • New site helps single Latina moms not feel alone

    LatinaLista -- Life is tough being a single mom but being a single Latina mom is even tougher. Forget about all the stereotypical talk of the great family support network that exists in Latino families. The fact remains that single motherhood, especially for the teen moms, takes on additional hardship when it's...

  • Cost analysis shows why it’s important Congress doesn’t cut programs aimed to reduce teen pregnancies

    LatinaLista -- Having a baby is expensive. A teen mom having a baby is expensive not only for the family but for the state as well. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy released a new analysis of the public costs of teen childbearing at both the national and state...

  • Bilingual online toolkit helps families understand the importance of college

    LatinaLista -- For many Latino families, the notion of higher education for their children, or themselves, can seem out of reach. Yet, a new bilingual website, En Camino: Herramientas educativas para familias/On our Way: Educational tools for families, sponsored by The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) provides the necessary information that...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Teaching parents how to “book cuddle” with their children

    LatinaLista -- Literacy. It's a word that gauges the future success of our children in school. Children who have an appreciation of reading and learn the basics of sounding out words go on to have success in school. Children who aren't exposed to books and don't grasp those early lessons are doomed...

  • Latino parents need to change educational system in San Diego

    By Pablo Jaime Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO -- Experts at a recent educational forum agreed that Latino students in the San Diego Unified School District are trailing behind their White counterparts. The forum, which took place at the Jacobs Center on Saturday, May 14, highlighted several key academic areas...

  • Bolivia: Teaching children to move beyond asking to be pitied towards showing compassion

    By Angie Washington Latina Lista COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA -- Pity is the lazy cousin of compassion. A small girl sits on a swing. Not a week has passed since she was removed from an abusive situation and put in the orphanage. Her feet are covered in sores. She must be carried from place...

  • Special Mother’s Day video makes mom star of her own movie

    LatinaLista -- The countdown to Mother's Day is underway -- it's this Sunday, May 8 -- and the number one question most children are asking themselves is: What am I going to give mom? For those on a tight budget but want a gift that is extra special in showing mom she's...

  • New bilingual family video-chat site creates real-time bridges for Latino families living apart

    LatinaLista -- What happens when the abuelos live in one part of the country and the nietos live in another? Well, it used to mean lots of long-distance phone calls. Then, when webcams were created, it meant precious face-time but the chance to color a picture with the grandchildren or read a...

  • Latino “papi” strives to create an epic summer family road trip

    LatinaLista -- For most fathers, celebrating this past Father's Day meant a day to be pampered, barbecuing or resting watching the World Cup surrounded by their loving families. Well, for one "papi," Father's Day was far from restful, though he was surrounded by his loving family -- and will be 24/7 for...

  • Wendy’s special Father’s Day campaign combines social media to get more children adopted

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to giving dad a gift on Father's Day, your neighborhood Wendy's hamburger restaurant has a great idea that is not only cool but extra cool! The national chain is celebrating the fourth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend. It's more than just treating dad to a Frosty on...