Embassy of Israel and Hispanic Scholarship Fund partner in $100,000 scholarship for Latino college students

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in General, Scholarships

Embassy of Israel and Hispanic Scholarship Fund partner in $100,000 scholarship for Latino college students

GritoBlast! — The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the Embassy of Israel in Washington announced a $100,000 pilot scholarship program aimed at supporting U.S. Hispanic college students. The first partnership of its kind in the history of HSF, the program will award scholarships to qualified students to attend colleges in the U.S., with the Embassy of Israel offering additional funds to HSF scholarship recipients who wish to spend some time studying in Israel, as well....

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First Lady invites DREAMer Ana Zamora to be her guest at State of the Union Address

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Announcements, General

First Lady invites DREAMer Ana Zamora to be her guest at State of the Union Address

GritoBlast — Among the 22 special guests of First Lady Michelle Obama at this year’s State of the Union Address is one young Latina for whom this invitation can only be described as a “dream.” That’s because this young Latina from Dallas, Texas, Ana Zamora, is a DREAMer. According to the White House Blog: “As I write this letter, my heart pounds and tears roll out of my eyes as I remember all the sacrifices my parents have made through the years to...

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Bilingual campaign hopes to “drive” home the message to use seat belts

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in General, Health

Bilingual campaign hopes to “drive” home the message to use seat belts

GritoBlast! — Although automobile accidents are the leading cause of death in the U.S. among Latinos under age 34, there are few programs designed to educate and inform them of the importance of seatbelt use. A new campaign by the National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – “Do it for your family, buckle up!” (Hágalo por su familia, ¡abróchese el cinturón!) – helps fill this void and has the potential of...

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White House calling for ideas on how best to integrate immigrants and refugees into American communities

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Announcements, General

White House calling for ideas on how best to integrate immigrants and refugees into American communities

GritoBlast! Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and León Rodríguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, are co-chairs of the new White House Task Force on New Americans. The Task Force focuses on the civic, economic and linguistic integration of new Americans and creating welcoming communities for all residents. The goal of the Task Force is to develop a federal immigrant integration strategy that allows new Americans to...

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Applications open for Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Education, General

Applications open for Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account

GritoBlast-Arizona! Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) applications for 2015-16 are now available. Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program allows parents to withdraw their children from public, district, or charter schools and receive a portion of their public funding deposited into an account with defined, but multiple, uses, including private school tuition, online education, private tutoring, or future educational expenses. Deadline to submit...

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