VIDEO: Immigration Manufactured Drama. On MSNBC

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Pu-leaze. Spare me the manufactured drama over immigration. Today, it’s 2014 midterm elections and the GOP calculation to hold the House and perhaps narrowly capture the Senate (despite a few “rogue” Republicans such as Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman). The strategy relies on voter turnout which for midterms, hinges on reliables–older, white voters. Some are against […]

From Stress to Success in the City: Never Underestimate the Benefits of an Informational Interview

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Informational interviews are one of the most important elements to starting on the path towards career success. When moving to Washington, D.C., a friend gave me this advice: “Meeting with other professionals is crucial for growth because you have everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose.” Informational interviews are key to unlocking your potential professional […]

Education Wednesday: Preventing the Summer Slide

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Summer break is an important time to bridge knowledge from one year to the next or risk falling behind. Particularly during the young formative years, research finds that failing to participate in meaningful summer activities such as reading clubs can greatly impact the course of a student’s education. Finding fun ways to incorporate enriching educational experiences  is vital […]

The Latino Victory Project: Q & A with Co-Founder Eva Longoria

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The Latino Victory Project is a national organization created to engage the Latino community in democracy and the political process. The agenda is two fold–get more Latinos to the polls and directly support Hispanics running for public office. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization was founded by Henry Munoz and Eva Longoria. Wait, did you say Eva Longoria? Yes, I did. […]

Announcing the L4LL 2014 Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program

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Aundrea and Haley have been holding down The Wise Latina Club fort for months which has allowed me and my partner Monica Olivera to focus on our education and literacy organization and our signature L4LL Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program. This year, we developed a Premium Family Subscription to our new “Do It Yourself (DIY)” Summer Reading Camp that includes […]

Education Wednesday: Breaking the School to Jail Pipeline

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Eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline and restoring important support networks for students requires improved access to quality education. The link between incarceration and education is clear: more than 70 percent of  America’s prisoners did not complete high school and have only a 10th grade education. Addressing disparity-causing practices in our schools can no longer wait since millions of Americans being locked away impacts […]