Education Wednesday: A Case for Universal Preschool

This year there has been a strong national focus on expanding access to quality early childhood education for all students. Earlier this year in the State of the Union Address, President Obama placed more More »

Homegrown: The Benefits of Teaching Children How to Grow Food

Growing fresh food at home can be just as much an educational tool as it is a component of the pantry. The process of planting and harvesting fresh produce teaches children about food and the importance of healthy More »

Education Wednesday: Why You Secretly Love Math

For centuries, I am sure, students have groaned and questioned the real use of mathematics outside of school. However, long before modern technological advances, math concepts have shaped our world and been pivotal in our daily lives. Math is secretly our favorite More »

Guest Post: Author/Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s “Reflection” for the L4LL Día Blog Hop

Literacy improves lives, strengthening communities, neighborhoods, and the economy. This is the mission of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), a social enterprise focused on raising literacy rates co-founded by my partner Monica More »

Pan Latino Tapas Restaurant Review: Purple Potatoes and Barrel-Aged Bourbon

Tapas, or small plates are popular in the restaurant industry and an easy way to try many different dishes on a menu. Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro recently opened its doors, offering the crème de More »

Education Wednesday: How to be an Education Advocate

Anyone can be an advocate for great education! Yet as parents, mentors, and friends we are not always sure of what we can do to support our students‘ learning needs. National reforms such as Common Core More »

Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman: The Importance of Female Role Models

Women often work behind the scenes to help distinguished men and women achieve greatness. To end Women’s History Month which also coincides with Cesar Chavez Day, we highlight Helen Chavez, the wife of the labor and civil More »

Education Wednesday: Preparing Students for Technical Careers

To help more students reach lucrative and stable jobs upon graduation, many new educational models are emerging to provide young people with early vocational training. However, beyond familiar positions such as plumbers and electricians, More »



Meatless Monday: Mexican Rice Recipe

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Spice up your rice this Meatless Monday and serve sabroso Mexican arroz. As 63% of Latinos in the United States are of Mexican descent, a receta from Mexico is a perfect choice for Hispanic Heritage Month. I love this flavorful rice  Read More...

#LATISM: My Immigration Story

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On its fifth anniversary, Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) is asking its community of top bloggers to share our immigration stories. My story is not exceptional. It is one of millions since the founding of our nation:  Read More...

Education Wednesdays: How to Interview a Charter School

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One of the best parts of my job is getting out of the office and into the community. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Ivy Preparatory Academy, an all-girl charter school in Gwinnett County, GA. As I toured Ivy  Read More...

Hispanic Heritage Month Meatless Monday: 3 Tips to Make Traditional Dishes Vegetarian

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 with delicioso Hispanic recipes. Don’t think you can go vegetarian on Meatless Mondays and still indulge in traditional favorites? ¡Si, se puede! Checa these tips to cut the meat without losing sabor latino: 3 Tips to Make a Hispanic Diet Vegetarian Choose  Read More...

L4LL’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

L4LL's Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

Over at Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), my partner Monica Olivera and I psyched to announce “L4LL Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books” where we honor Latino contributions to the U.S. in history, politics, public service, the arts, and sports beginning this Sunday,  Read More...

Education Wednesdays: 2 More College “Conversations” to Have with Yunior

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I am a true believer that success starts at home, and that few things are more powerful than the love of familia. In last week’s Education Wednesday, 2 College “Conversation” to Have with Yunior, I encouraged harnessing the power of  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Moroccan Vegetable Couscous Recipe

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Don’t let the bustle of back-to-school season keep you from the important people in your life–make time to sit down and share a meal with your familia. For a sabroso family-style Meatless Monday, try one of my all-time favorite vegan  Read More...

“Empty Dress” Is As Sexist As “Empty Suit” or What I Said on MSNBC

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I was disappointed I was not able to talk about Syria, particularly it how affects the immigration reform calculus. This is important because my sources in the advocacy community were not blinking at all the gloom and doom of late  Read More...