Aspen Institute launches new scholarship initiative to increase Latino participation

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Conference, General

Aspen Institute launches new scholarship initiative to increase Latino participation

GritoBlast! — The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program and Ricardo Salinas, president and founder of Mexico-based Grupo Salinas and a member of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees, announce the Ricardo Salinas Scholarship Fund, which seeks to increase Latino and Latin American participation in Aspen Institute programs. The Latinos and Society Program is a new initiative of the Aspen Institute dedicated to increasing the awareness of the growing Latino Community and...

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Know of an endangered historical site in your community? Nominate it for 2015 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Announcements, General

Know of an endangered historical site in your community? Nominate it for 2015 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®

GritoBlast! The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®. For almost 30 years, the National Trust’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has helped shine a spotlight on threatened historic places throughout the nation, helping not only to preserve these places, but also galvanizing local support for the preservation of other unique, irreplaceable...

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National Park Foundation launches “Every Kid in a Park” welcoming 4 million 4th graders to national parks

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Announcements, General

National Park Foundation launches “Every Kid in a Park” welcoming 4 million 4th graders to national parks

GritoBlast! President Obama announced “Every Kid in a Park,” a new initiative geared toward introducing America’s youth and their families to public lands and waters. The national program seeks to connect four million 4th graders with these treasured places in the 2015-16 academic year, coinciding with the National Park Service Centennial celebration. Currently, the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids initiative supports Every Kid in a Park by eliminating...

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College Board provides earlier access to scholarships for low-income and minority students who take PSAT/NMSQT

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in General

College Board provides earlier access to scholarships for low-income and minority students who take PSAT/NMSQT

GritoBlast! — Through new partnerships with five of the country’s leading scholarship providers, the College Board will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students’ trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college. The American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC and AIGCS), Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund...

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New robotics center benefiting Detroit’s Hispanic community readies students for national robotic competitions

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in General

New robotics center benefiting Detroit’s Hispanic community readies students for national robotic competitions

GritoBlast! — Last month, the launch of the Robotics Engineering Center of Detroit (RECD) marked a historic day for the Hispanic community of Detroit. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC) and brought together industry sponsors, team mentors and students to celebrate the common goal of promoting STEM education. The Detroit Tigers own Victor Martinez and Omar Vizquel joined in the celebration. The RECD is the only one of...

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