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 »



TWLC Money: 5 Savings Tips When You Don’t Make A Lot of Money

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With the exception of kids, I am no different than my driver last week or the female manager at the nearby Kinko’s: it is virtually impossible for these single moms and I to save money for retirement or the “rainy day” fund  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Great women come from every corner of the world. Fortunately for us, many brilliant ones have brought their talents to the United States. In honor of the beginning of Women’s History Month we collected photographs of female immigrants who became important figures in  Read More...

2 Ways to Keep PE on Your Schedule

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Even though you no longer have to report to gym class, PE should still be on your schedule.  Practical Exercise, that is! Regular physical activity keeps you looking and feeling great. So why isn’t fitness part our daily routine? The excuse I  Read More...

Latinas’ Vote Under Fire?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on the Latino Vote on NPR's Tell Me More

In 1965, 25,000 people marched to Montgomery, Alabama to help pass the Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, including Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, heard arguments on a section of this historic legislation with their decision having a big  Read More...

Columbia Journalism Review: The Wise Latina Club “Awesome Blog”

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¡Virgen Santísima! This time my Chief Reputation Monitor, i.e. Mami (Google alerts have nothing on this lady’s internet scouring abilities), did not discover that the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) selected The Wise Latina Club as one of five “awesome blogs  Read More...

Bless Me, Última Brings Chicano Literature and History to Film

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Rudolfo Anaya‘s Bless Me, Última is now a film. Click here to watch the movie trailer. The big screen version of this celebrated coming of age novel received a big endorsement from film critic Roger Ebert who gave Bless Me, Última four out of five stars. For us to appreciate the film  Read More...

UPDATED: Published in the Huffington Post! The Feminine Mystique of Beyoncé

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Click here to read The Feminine Mystique of Beyoncé published in the Huffington Post. Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan published the critically-acclaimed, ground-breaking–The Feminine Mystique. The “mother” of the second wave of American feminism sought the answer to the question: Why  Read More...

¡The Wise Latina Club’s Viviana Hurtado Nominated for SXSW Award!

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There’s Davos, aka the World Economic Forum, a mecca for the so-called Masters of the Universe. There’s Burning Man, where creatives and pagans worship no boundaries, bartering while neh-kid. If these two got together and had a baby, it would be  Read More...