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Homeless Teen Mom is now a Valedictorian

Her name is Trameka Pope and she is a single teen mother who used to be homeless, and has now graduated at the top of her high school class. As Chicago’s Fox 32 reports, Pope has been offered more than $600,000 in scholarships and was accepted to attend more than 26 colleges and universities. The Read More

Mark Zuckerberg gives $5M to undocumented immigrant college fund

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are donating $5 million to TheDream.US. TheDream.US is a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants. TheDream.US was founded in 2013 as a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants who were brought into the United States as children and would have been affected by the Development, Relief, and Education Read More

Soldier comes home for daughter’s graduation

We all know the struggles of having a loved one that is miles away in the military. Whether it’s a friend, family member or a significant other, it makes an impact on those at home. Not having them as a part of our daily life hurts and important life events just force us to face Read More

Dr. Juliet García: Another first for a Latina

Smith College represents women who are unique and want to explore their individuality through education. When they chose Juliet V. García to speak at their 137th commencement ceremony on May 17th, it was clear that she was chosen because of her continued dedication to face serious issues in the education system as a leader. Smith Read More

Teacher Assistant strips in front of class

A 31 year old teacher’s assistant was arrested and charged March 25th with false imprisonment and resisting arrest at Lemon Grove Academy in California. There are a total of 28 charges against Ms. Lira,  14 counts of child endangerment and 14 counts of child imprisonment. Linda Lira is being held at the Las Colinas Detention Read More

Emory University announces financial aid for undocumented students

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is a policy started back in June 2012 by the Obama administration, that provides temporary legal status and work permits for young individuals who entered the country illegally as children. This certainly made a huge impact in the Latino community across the states with the ability for the Read More

English Language Learner schools cause tension

Tensions flare among the African-American and Latino populations as plans to have two public high schools, in suburban Washington DC, dedicated to immigrants struggling with English have the two communities pitted against each other.  The plan would have about 800 students attending the schools, providing resources and the attention needed for them to learn English effectively. Read More

Spanish Language books for children

How would you feel if I said to you that you were able to purchase popular English series such as “Captain Underpants”, “Clifford”, and Shrek’s “Puss N Boots” in Spanish? The time is finally here, that this once dream will turn into reality thanks to two amazing women in Southern California. Chiara Arroyo and Celene Read More

Hair designs are becoming a problem at schools

“The mother of a middle school boy is demanding an apology after a school administrator drew on her son’s head with a marker.”, Yahoo. This is an outrage and something unthinkable that most parents would never want to experience. Parents put their trust into the faculty and staff at educational institutions. Unfortunately, there have been Read More

Early childhood education for all

We’ve all heard and known about the benefits of early childhood education programs. It has been said that a child’s exposure to language and education early on would benefit them in the future. Unfortunately, many families, in particular, Latino families have not been able to have their children attend these schools for multiple reasons and Read More