• Online book club wants to help turn the page on talking about race

    LatinaLista -- The rise in attacks on Hispanic immigrants, the declaration by Glen Beck of "taking back the Civil Rights movement" and the verbal bashing and stabbing of Muslims are but a few examples of how race continues to be a divisive and contentious subject in this nation. While individual communities have...

  • Economist draws the wrong conclusion between Latino students and failure in online courses

    LatinaLista -- Over the last few years, whenever there has been talk about immigration or undocumented immigrants, there has been a blurring between Hispanic immigrants and Latino citizens. People talk as if it is all one group. Some will argue that this "blurring" between the two groups is deliberate by conservative extremists...

  • Nation’s second oldest Latino bank invests in Latino youth with special literacy program

    LatinaLista-- Going to the bank has never been on a child's list of fun things to do, unless it involved lollipops. And even then, lollipops were always the treat for being good after having had to wait in line. Yet, for nine weeks spanning three months, one bank will be the place...

  • Education report illustrates how the U.S. can benefit from educating Mexico’s children

    LatinaLista-- A reason often cited and attributed to immigrants who overstay their Visas or arrive illegally in the United States is that they want a better future for them and/or their children. Aside from jobs, that path to attaining the proverbial "American Dream" is through education -- something immigrants from Mexico (the...

  • New report snaps a global picture on the state of education

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to education, it's universally agreed upon that an education is a valuable commodity in this global economy. The latest report from the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, otherwise known as OECD, highlights the true impact, investment and value of higher education. In Education at a...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Low-income students learn life-changing lessons in making their dreams come true

    LatinaLista -- It is said that a wealth gap exists in the United States that hasn't been this bad since the Roaring Twenties. What that means is that those who are on the lower end of the economic pole suffer the most. For students, this inequality can mean the difference between succeeding...

  • Guest Voz: “I firmly believe that we, the undocumented youth, are standing on the right side of history”

    LatinaLista -- In our ongoing show of support and solidarity with the thousands of undocumented youth who qualify to stay in the United States under what is known as the DREAM Act, Latina Lista continues publishing the DREAM letters by young people who face an uncertain life and future because of their...

  • Latina spearheads media campaign to get Congress to pass Equal Rights Amendment

    LatinaLista -- On Thursday, August 26, some women around the country celebrated Women's Equality Day in honor of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress in June 1919 and became law when the Tennessee legislature became the 36th...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Making kids dreams come true with free school supplies

    LatinaLista-- With the tagline "Children have dreams too," the mission of Young Dreams Community Outreach (YDCO) of Miami, Florida is to focus on the needy children in their communities and their dreams. Knowing that education is the key to fulfilling those dreams, the 25-year-old founder of the year-old YDCO knew the best...

  • Guest Voz: Undocumented student arrested in sit-in at Sen. McCain’s DC office faces trial in October

    LatinaLista -- In our ongoing show of support and solidarity with the thousands of undocumented youth who qualify to stay in the United States under what is known as the DREAM Act, Latina Lista continues publishing the DREAM letters by young people who face an uncertain life and future because of their...

  • Latina Lista wants to help libraries in underserved communities get free books

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to city budget cuts, more and more of the nation's libraries are considered expendable. Yet, in a nation that needs reading scores and comprehension levels to increase, cutting libraries out of the budget or cutting library budgets themselves seems short-sighted to say the least. Librarians are so...

  • Guest Voz: Guatemalan-born teen tries to keep his Christian faith as he faces deportation

    LatinaLista -- The "DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama" is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in...

  • Bilingual site strives to help local communities create campaigns for National Latino Aids Awareness Day

    LatinaLista -- For anyone who is afflicted with AIDS/HIV or families who have loved ones with it, every day serves as another day learning about and living with the disease. Data from the Center's for Disease Control (CDC) shows that Latinos/Hispanics progress to AIDS faster than any other racial or ethnic group...

  • Local professor and author, Norma Cantu, celebrates literary quinceanera

    By Saul Hernandez La Prensa de San Antonio.- Norma Cantu, professor and ardent advocate of education, is also an author and grand contributor to literature. Her education was the key to her success and she demonstrates it proudly carrying with her bachelor's and master's degree from Texas A&I at Laredo and Kingsville,...

  • ACT report: Not enough Latino high school students taking right courses for college

    LatinaLista -- More Latino students are getting the message that college is important. Unfortunately, according to the newly released ACT College and Career Readiness report, while they know it's important, Latino students are still not enrolled in the classes they need to be in to have academic success in college. The ACT...

  • As new school year begins, federal gov’t creates bilingual site helping families cope with bullying

    LatinaLista -- Have kids gotten meaner? It's a valid question given the number of incidents of school and cyberbullying these days. State legislators have even recognized the extent of the problem. Currently, there are only nine states that don't have laws on the books against bullying. With school due to start soon,...

  • Guest Voz: Russian by birth, American by heart, DREAM Act student Ivan Nikolov fights to be an American

    LatinaLista -- In our ongoing show of support and solidarity with the thousands of undocumented youth who qualify to stay in the United States under what is known as the DREAM Act, Latina Lista continues publishing the DREAM letters by young people who face an uncertain life and future because of their...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: La Luz Center helps immigrants become part of the community

    LatinaLista -- Learning English, getting an education or knowing what the basic rules and laws are of living in the United States can be overwhelming for immigrants new to this country. Yet in California's Sonoma Valley, immigrants have been getting a helping hand in seeing "la luz" (the light) when it comes...

  • Fuerza Unida honors summer student participants

    By Roxanne Macias La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTIONIO -- Last Friday Fuerza Unida Inc. closed its summer youth program with a celebration and unveiling of a mural and community garden. During the celebration, 11 youth leaders talked about their experience in the seven-week summer program. Guest of honor was Univision...

  • Even returning to Mexico to “get in line” didn’t help undocumented student

    LatinaLista -- Because Latina Lista believes it is the right thing to do to pass the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill, we are partnering with Citizen Orange to publish the DREAM Now Letters of undocumented students who are speaking out about their personal experiences, feelings and hopes for a future that...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Keeping low-income kids in style and school

    LatinaLista -- Most parents look forward to their children going back to school, but for those families who struggle to make ends meet it can prove to be a stressful time. It's bad enough that money must be found to pay for a new year's worth of school supplies but buying new...

  • The senseless deportation of 25-year-old Marlen Moreno should make all Americans angry

    LatinaLista -- This weekend will always be etched into the memory of Marlen Moreno. It's when she will either be deported to Mexico or allowed to remain with her husband and two young children who all are U.S. citizens. Marlen classifies as a DREAM Act student. Brought over at the age of...

  • New bilingual Fannie Mae site helps Latinos know their options before losing home to foreclosure

    LatinaLista -- More Latinos, than any other group, have lost their homes to foreclosures. A study released in June 2010 by the Center for Responsible Lending found that Latinos and blacks were marketed much riskier and higher cost mortgage loans that became too expensive to pay when the economy started to tank....

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Creating a R. Evolution in giving back to the Latino community

    LatinaLista -- For anyone who has ever experienced the thrill of being on the receiving end of an audience's appreciative applause, it's an experience unlike others. Unfortunately, the rate of Latinos who achieve that kind of stage success is low and so that's why the mission of R. Evolucion Latina is particularly...

  • Mid-summer pool safety campaign creates a splash among families

    LatinaLista -- Since Memorial Day Weekend, over 200 children have either given their parents the scare of their lives or have irreversibly broken their hearts by either drowning or having a near drowning experience in pools and spas. The sad reality is that children drowning is a senseless death if the proper...