Proposed English-Only Amendment to Georgia Constitution Could Negatively Affect Economic Development and Educational Attainment for ALL in Georgia.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Announcements, General

Proposed English-Only Amendment to Georgia Constitution Could Negatively Affect Economic Development and Educational Attainment for ALL in Georgia.

GritoBlast! — The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) strongly believes proposed legislation S.R. 587 will negatively affect international and immigrant families, entrepreneurs, and students residing in Georgia limiting both the state and their personal aspirations for economic and educational progress. 30 Fortune 1000 businesses make Georgia their home base, many of those companies bring, along with their tax revenue and local investment, a significant workforce of...

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LatinaVIDA’s Rise to the Top! workshop teaches career strategies for success

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Announcements, General

LatinaVIDA’s Rise to the Top! workshop teaches career strategies for success

GritoBlast! Only 3% of senior executives in the US are Latina. Three. Percent. As Latinas and Latinos are a growing percent of the workforce, LatinaVIDA wants to inspire Latinas to become the next generation of executives to lead in every industry–tech, healthcare, consumer products, media, and throughout the public sector. “Rise To the Top” is an interactive workshop experience for career-minded Latinas who are ready to set sights on joining the executive...

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The Coors Light Líderes program selects their 2017 Latino leader

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Announcements, General

The Coors Light Líderes program selects their 2017 Latino leader

GritoBlast!  For more than 10 years, the Coors Light Líderes program has honored the importance of leadership in the Hispanic community and helped up-and-coming Latino leaders reach their potential. The 2017 Coors Light Líder of the Year recipient is  L. Xavier Cano. Cano is among 12 outstanding Latino leaders nominated by nonprofit organizations for their leadership. He was nominated by Prospanica, where he serves as president emeritus. This national recognition, awarded...

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Full text of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DACA announcement

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Announcements, General

Full text of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DACA announcement

GritoBlast! — The following are the full remarks of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on how the Trump government will dismantle the DACA program. (Editor’s note: Link to the announcement as delivered live.) Remarks as prepared for delivery Good morning. I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded. The DACA program was implemented in 2012 and essentially provided a legal status for...

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Trump to terminate DACA program with 6-month delay

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Announcements, General

Trump to terminate DACA program with 6-month delay

GritoBlast!  — Multiple media sources are reporting that Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision that fulfills one of the president’s core campaign promises. The White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision for...

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“Latino Calendar” shares positive stories about Latinos every day

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Announcements, General

“Latino Calendar” shares positive stories about Latinos every day

GritoBlast! — College completion rates among Latinos, while improving, are still astronomically low across the country. According to some of the most recent statistics, only 15 percent of Latinos have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The problem is that young Latinos are not being totally empowered or inspired through their education. There remains an over-saturation of Latinos represented as drug dealers, gang members, or athletes in media outlets. But when young people see...

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