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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Scholarship open to find the next digital game developer

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in General, Scholarships

Scholarship open to find the next digital game developer

GritoBlast! For anyone in college who has dreams of creating the next great computer game, there’s a scholarship for that. Crazygames, a Belgium-based company, is a gaming website that focuses on featuring innovative browser games. Each year, it offers an annual scholarship for any student in computer science or a related computer education program. Our mission at CrazyGames.com is to let people enjoy innovative in-browser gaming experiences. That is only possible...

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day arrives Jan. 27, 2018 with giveaways, children’s activities & Twitter party

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Book, General

Multicultural Children’s Book Day arrives Jan. 27, 2018 with giveaways, children’s activities &  Twitter party

GritoBlast! Mission: To not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries. Valarie Budayr of the website Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen, creator of the Pragmatic Mom, both children’s reading and play advocates, teamed up in 2014 to create an ambitious and much needed national event celebrating diversity in children’s books. Due to the efforts of both women, January 27, 2018 marks...

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Georgia DACAmented artist hosts final push for year-end DREAMer legislation

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Georgia DACAmented artist hosts final push for year-end DREAMer legislation

GritoBlast! ATLANTA, GA —  Atlanta DACAmented artist, educator and activist Yehimi Cambrón is hosting a rally in support of year-end legislation for DREAMers. Cambrón is known as the creator of a mural featuring an unique depiction of the Monarch butterfly. Bisected by a pencil, the butterfly’s right wing transforms into the pages of a book. The artist sees the image as a symbol of solidarity and resilience for herself and the greater community. The mural has become a...

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Call-to-Action: Help DREAMers. Call Speaker Ryan & ask him to do this one thing

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-to-Action: Help DREAMers. Call Speaker Ryan & ask him to do this one thing

GritoBlast! It’s time to take action for the Dream Act. Please call Speaker Paul Ryan at 608-752-4050 today and tell him to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year. In the next two weeks, Republicans must pass the omnibus spending bill that will fund the government next year. This is an opportunity to pass the Dream Act, which they can attach to the omnibus bill. The Dream Act has enough votes to pass. But it won’t get a vote unless Speaker of the House Paul Ryan...

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New study underscores ethnic pride important to well-being of Latino students

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in General, Notable News

New study underscores ethnic pride important to well-being of Latino students

GritoBlast — LatinaLista — The argument for the importance of ethnic clubs just got a boost from new research from the University of Michigan (U-M). Dr. Edward Chang, U-M professor of psychology and social work, and his team, found that when Latinos felt lonely and did not have a strong ethnic identity — defined as how someone looks at him/herself in a racial group — the likelihood of them considering suicide was higher. “For Latinos, feeling pride about their...

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