Mexican DREAMers asked to fill out survey used to advocate for Mexico’s recognition of US credits and degrees

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in General, Survey

Mexican DREAMers asked to fill out survey used to advocate for Mexico’s recognition of US credits and degrees

GritoBlast! — While headlines about deporting DREAMers, undocumented children, mothers, and veterans grab the news these days, the fact is deportations have been an ongoing reality for many years, under every president. But what most people don’t know, or understand about being deported, is that a deportee can’t just pick up the pieces of their lives and resume living in a country where they have no real history. For example, take education. When a student moves...

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Crowdfunding platform to help Latina-focused non-profits earn needed dollars

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunding platform to help Latina-focused non-profits earn needed dollars

GritoBlast!  In this volatile political climate, the nation has witnessed a rollback of rights, safeguards and protections that most thought were the standard going forward. One of the hardest hit groups is women. More than ever it’s important to preserve women’s rights and ensure those who advocate for Latinas receive the necessary financial support to provide service to their clients. Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) know that one of the biggest obstacles...

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VoteRunLead to conduct national training to prepare more women for political office

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in General, Notable News

VoteRunLead to conduct national training to prepare more women for political office

GritoBlast! Hillary Clinton’s participation in the 2016 presidential election inspired many women and young girls that they too can run for the highest office in the land, but it’s been the passage of legislation detrimental to the well-being and basic rights of women that is spurring many to challenge the male status quo in Congress, state houses, and city councils and take it upon themselves to not only run for office but change how government is run. But...

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Filmmaker creates crowdfunding relief campaign to help Puerto Rican town subject of documentary

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Call-to-Action, Film, General

Filmmaker creates crowdfunding relief campaign to help Puerto Rican town subject of documentary

GritoBlast! For the last 4 years, filmmaker and photographer Frank “Silent” Rivera has been back and forth to Puerto Rico, working on a documentary about La Perla, Puerto Rico. La Perla is one of Puerto Rico’s most notorious “slums” and until now, has unfortunately been infamous for its negative reputation. The goal of the documentary is to shed light on the positivity within the community. The neighborhood’s reputation recently got a...

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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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Annual educational grant program opened to Latino students college-bound

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in General, Scholarships

Annual educational grant program opened to Latino students college-bound

GritoBlast! — Pew Research reported last month that the Latino high school drop-out rate was at an all-time low. Couple that good news with the better news that more Latinos are enrolling in college. In 2016, 47% of Hispanic high school graduates ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college, up from 32% in 1999. By comparison, the share of college enrollees among 18- to 24-year-old white, black and Asian high school graduates increased more modestly. While the intent to get a...

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