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 »



Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The Latino Vote

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine Writes on Election 2012: The Latino Vote

What a week!  Herman Cain dropped out of the race to become the Republican Presidential nominee.  That means I may soon be out of a job (wink wink to the chicas at NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin where in  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Fox News Latino Politics Contributor: “Is Cecilia Muñoz Being Treated as a Modern Day Malinche?”

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado Fox News Latino Politics Columnist

For those of you keeping score, this is my 18th part-time/full-time job, but man, I couldn’t be more psyched! I’m excited to share that I was asked to regularly contribute a politics column on Fox New Latino led by top  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks Keeping Up with Herman Cain & Kim Kardashian

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

OK, OK, OK. Knock it off. GOP Presidential nominee hopeful Herman Cain and reality super nothing Kim Kardashian are NOT an item.  They don’t exist in the same universe.  Unless you heard the “Beauty Shop” segment of NPR’s Tell Me  Read More...

Updated: Picked up by Univision News & HuffPo Latino Voices! The High Heeled Kitchen: Cheater’s Delicioso Flan Video and Recipe Thanksgiving Edition

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Isn’t it just the way things work? You bust your cola on something you love and… [insert sound of crickets] Then you pull something out of a hat and gang busters, all kinds of karmic wonder unlocks from up above! This is how  Read More...

Latina Magazine: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Sexual Harassment

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Herman Cain and Sexual Harassment

Who takes Herman Cain seriously besides Hermanator himself?  Well, for a time many.  The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza was ahead of the others vying to become the GOP 2012 Presidential nominee and challenger to President Obama.  His “9-9-9″ flat  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks about the Media and the GOP Primary Race on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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

The 2012 Presidential election is less than a year away and I’m wondering, “Are we there YET?” No. But with this election season ramping up over the summer (The Donald, anyone?), by now I’m a little frayed at the edges.  Read More...

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The GOP Candidates’ Stance on Immigration

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado writes in Latina Magazine on GOP Candidates' Immigration Stance

Latinos are furious with the President for failing to deliver on his promise of immigration reform as I outline in the series “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate” and the Latina Magazine post that preceded this one which looks at Obama’s stance  Read More...

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: President Obama’s Stance on Immigration

Stance on Immigration in Latina Magazine

Latino voters are a double political threat because they care deeply about immigration–and other big issues such as jobs which I have written about in TWLC series, “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate.” That means, Republicans, you can’t let your xenophobic wing  Read More...