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 »



The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of  Read More...

Latinos Vote: the Leader of the Pack

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

Coalition. Networks. Alliance. These are all terms that in a political context mean the relationships forged among groups, forming a pact to further an agenda. It’s a power play meant to force an outcome. Representation, respect, access, money can be  Read More...

On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: One Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us: “This is the most important election in your lifetime.” Really? Why? I’ll leave it to the experts  Read More...

¿Qué qué? ¿Undecided Latino Evangelical Christians in Ohio? Oh Yes. They Exist. We Watched The Last Prez Debate Togeths

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Latino Evangelical Christians in Ohio and Last Presidential Debate in Tweets

     Overall, did the debates sway or confirm your choice?    Read More...

Debate 2012: The Last Dance

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: The Last Debate

The table that divided President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world.  How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China,  Read More...

140 Characters or Less: TWLC’s Prez Debate Obama/Romney Re-Match in Tweets

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Prez Debate Obama/Rommey Re-Match in Tweets

President Obama has often been criticized in the media as being cool, aloof, detached, even being Mr. Spock-ish.  He seems to prove them all right at the first debate.  Not so for número dos where he was sharp, aggressive, and  Read More...

“Binders Full of Women” or the Presidential Debate Re-Match

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Obama & Romney Re-Match

This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for.  President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of  Read More...

¡VP Debate in TWLC Tweets!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

One of the coolest aspects of Election 2012 has been the Wild West of social media–the good, the bad, the ugly, and the f’ugly.  From the qué cool files, all this debate moderator escándalo–who did they choose, not choose as  Read More...