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 »

Food Trucks: A Thriving Entrepreneurial Frontier

In addition to serving fast and delicious meals, food trucks have created a new market for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Easily accessible, these mobile restaurants can be found at breweries, music venues, or on a busy street corner outside of office buildings. I More »



TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos: Election 2012 and the Oscars

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012 and Oscars

Ring…Ring…Ring… “¿Allo?“ “Hola Viviana.  It’s Jorge Ramos calling.  I’m dying to share your incisive, ground-breaking, unique, and down-with-it perspectiva with my Al Punto viewers.  Wanna hang out and come on?” [insert:  ¡Thump!  Smelling salts to bring me back to life after hearing Ol'  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Based on His Record, Will You Vote for Mitt Romney?

I swear, it’s Idol for the Dweeb set–you know the ones who didn’t go to prom (ahem, unless Big Bro strong-armed his B-F-F–El Peruano–to go with you to the dance clad in cotton candy-my-dress-was-that-pink-and-grande). The Arizona Republican debate proved that  Read More...

Women’s Bodies: Rick Santorum, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s (Don’t) Duet (Girl): TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Viviana Hurtado & NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Why do I bother watching las calorías…or pushing myself to race up “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown? Doesn’t matter if I’m saggin’, + a few L.B.S.’s (sign of being in a happy relationship.  I eat), clad in fleece sweats, or  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina on Barack Obama's Record and Latino Voters

Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll  Read More...

Best Movie Love Scenes…or Por Qué I’m Still Single

Love in the Time of Cholera Film (2007) in The Wise Latina Club

Editor’s Note: This post was first appeared one year ago right before Valentine’s Day. As I look back, I think it has the bones of how TWLC would and has developed (interesting, ¿no? that it’s a post about L-O-V-E that would  Read More...

Obama Campaign MIA Latino Playlist

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Gives the Obama Campaign a Latino Playlist

Jaimecito Messina, you mean to tell me that at campaign headquarters, there isn’t one Latino lackey who could have added some sabor to the campaign playlist leaked Thursday by Político‘s stealth journo Mike Allen?  This oversight could cost the Prez some  Read More...

Escándalos Políticos: the Santorum Surge and Susan Komen: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Escándalo.  This just sounds soooo much more dramatic than “scandal,” ¿no? You can almost say: escándalo is the spice of life (as long as it’s not malicious, that’s otra cosa: being a Mean Girl). You know, along the lines of: ¡Uyyy! Esa  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Politicians Speaking Spanish

Are Políticos scared of speaking español or flap the labios on ”Latino issues” (¡psssttt!: We care about “American issues”–jobs AND immigration–because we’re American, too)? Let’s play a game: who said what.  Can you match… On the DREAMers: “Send me a law that gives them the  Read More...