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 »



Dos Mujeres, una Elección

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Election 2012: Dos Mujeres, una Elección

Isn’t it nice when someone’s got the hots for you, when you’ve got something he wants? In this case it’s women, a coveted voting bloc by both Republicans and Democrats because like our seniors, they show up on Election day.  (Take  Read More...

On Sirius Radio: Will Latino Voters Show Up? Then the Dog Barked

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

You know it’s the summer of a Presidential election year because the race has narrowed, the challenging party’s nominee is known, and the radio and TV ads start laser focusing on voting blocs in hopes of peeling away precious votes.  Read More...

“Juntos con Romney” & “El Presidente Nos Apoya”–In Inglés Pu-leaze

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Mitt Romney's Hispanic Committee--Juntos con Romney

Maybe all those dreams I had in the Fall with Mitt Romney confirmed my hunch that he and I have a connection that goes beyond politics, that we are connected deep in our psyches. As I have written most recently  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Interviews Mary Mary or How I Added Reality Star to My Resume

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at the Cinderella Ball with Mary Mary

“Are you in DC this weekend? Urgent call me back.” ¡Ay! This text came on Friday which is my busiest day of the week since it’s when I publish The Wise Latina Club‘s weekly newsletter. Plus it was the last day  Read More...

The Give Up

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Women and Catholicism, and the Give Up

Everything is an exchange.  Everything.  And virtually everything is politics.  I’m not talking ’bout kissing babies and stumping at high school auditoriums once every four years.  What kinds of light bulbs do you use?  Do you send your children to  Read More...

“Dream a Little Bigger,” Unless You’re a DREAMer

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine asks Mitt Romney, A Better America Begin Tomorrow but for Whom?

Ignore.  Shhh.  Keep Quiet. That’s the campaign’s strategy on immigration since the GOP Presidential debates.  Mitt Romney  supports legal immigration, a position that breaks with the fringe such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform which does not support any  Read More...

Beauty: Skin (Soul & Brains & Heart) Deep

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at Mary Kay DC Photoshoot

In the confessional: This is different for me to write and for you to read. No politics. No Election 2012. No civic engagement. The side you know all too well, as my heart beats in every post that aims to  Read More...

¿It’s the Economía, Estúpido?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Is it the economía, estúpido?

A speech. An Ad. Un ado. Separately, each means nothing more than a headline but together, we can see the tightrope Mitt Romney is walking as he tries to reach out to Latinos, the demographic juggernaut and emerging voting bloc  Read More...