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Embracing Cultural Pride: Empowering Hispanic Futures in Higher Education

Dr. Godinez explores the intertwining of Hispanic heritage and the Back-to-School experience, highlighting cultural pride, educational challenges, and empowering futures. It emphasizes how cultural pride shapes identity, addresses educational obstacles, and empowers Hispanic students to advocate for their community and future generations through higher education

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Hispanic Community May 2024 Premium

Los libros como enemigo

Amidst teaching Spanish as a teaching assistant in an American university, the author encounters a student who declares herself a Maoist. He reflects on this and discusses the fervor surrounding book censorship in both liberal and conservative circles, emphasizing the enriching value of diverse reading experiences.  

Hispanic Community May 2024 Premium

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley: Empowering Latinos’ Lives through Education and Leadership Development

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley empowers Latinos through education, leadership, and community engagement. Initiatives like the Latinos in Technology Scholarship Initiative address disparities in STEM fields, while programs like the Hispanic Foundation College Success Programs and Latino Board Leadership Academy promote education and leadership development. Through convening and engagement efforts, the foundation fosters dialogue and collaboration, ensuring Latino voices are heard and valued in Silicon Valley.

Hispanic Community April 2024 Premium

El turno del ofendido

 In light of the increasing hypersensitivity to offense in universities today, exemplified by instances like mispronouncing names or assuming ethnic stereotypes, it becomes crucial to counterbalance this trend by, for instance, addressing the normalization of oppression in certain contexts. The author illustrates this concern with the example of the Spanish textbook ‘Experiencias,’ published by Wiley, which minimizes oppression, thereby hindering empathy and posing threats to democracy and human rights.

Hispanic Community April 2024 Premium

First in the Family

First generation students still face challenges to succeed in college; however, there are more opportunities than ever and support programs, such as financial aid, and campus resources to address academic, financial, and social obstacles.

Hispanic Community April 2024 Premium

Universal Technical Institute: Career Readiness through Accelerated Programs

At Universal Technical Institute and Concorde Career Colleges, students are encouraged to explore alternative pathways in higher education, and consider one-year programs in transportation, energy, skilled trades, dental, and healthcare professions. UTI, Inc. is committed to provide hands-on experience and industry connections, offering accelerated programs catering to career readiness and advancement.

Hispanic Community March 2024 Premium

Two Immigrants Connect on Shark Tank

Johanna Windon’s journey from immigrant child struggling with language barriers to successful entrepreneur and Shark Tank contestant showcases resilience and the transformative power of education. Her experience as a teacher provided valuable skills for her restaurant business, culminating in a $400,000 deal with Robert Herjavec.

Hispanic Community March 2024 Premium

La Verdad y el Bien en el aula

In the face of uncertainty, humanity has responded with curiosity and faith. While curiosity drives the pursuit of truth through arts and sciences, faith offers magic, religion, and ideologies. Despite their distinct compasses, both aim to make the world understandable and guide moral choices.