Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission nationwide to military personnel and families

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in General

Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission nationwide to military personnel and families

GritoBlast! — From May 25 through September 7, 2015, more than 2,000 museums around the U.S., Puerto Rico and American Samoa will offer free admission to U.S. military personnel and their families through the The Blue Star Museums program. The program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, and Blue Star Families. “Parents of young children tell us that they go to museums to learn new things and have family time...

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Google and Hispanic Heritage Foundation complete ‘Code as a Second Language’ course in eight cities using CS-First curriculum

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Education, General, tech

Google and Hispanic Heritage Foundation complete ‘Code as a Second Language’ course in eight cities using CS-First curriculum

GritoBlast! – Google and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) completed the Code as a Second Language (CSL) course in eight cities using CS-First curriculum at middle and high schools in an effort to engage, introduce and teach computer coding to Latino high school students. Google and HHF will present the students with certificates of completion. “In order to provide America with a value proposition through Latino youth, we need to work backwards from what America needs...

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Babycenter en Español launches innovative webnovela “40 Semanas … ¡y Media!”

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in General, Social Media

Babycenter en Español launches innovative webnovela “40 Semanas … ¡y Media!”

GritoBlast! – BabyCenter® en Español, the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource for Latino parents, introduces its first “webnovela,” an original soap opera-style web video series designed to connect with millions of parents-to-be online. Written and produced by BabyCenter, the series leverages the powerful digital platform to offer an innovative transmedia experience that delivers information about conception and pregnancy through a groundbreaking new format. The...

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Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in General, Health

Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer

GritoBlast! – Allstate Insurance Company today announced that it will provide a Spanish-language version of “The Silver Lining Companion Guide” free to any Latina in the U.S. affected by breast cancer. The guide is a condensed version of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer,” by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, author, nurse and breast cancer survivor and photographer Elizabeth Messina. The...

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Month-long events aim to support Hispanic families with free online resources in English and Spanish

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in General

Month-long events aim to support Hispanic families with free online resources in English and Spanish

GritoBlast! – Read Conmigo, the award-winning bilingual literacy campaign for children, sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, will celebrate the second annual Bilingual Literacy Month throughout May. A unique celebration, Bilingual Literacy Month raises awareness about the importance and benefits of raising bilingual kids. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 85 percent of Hispanic fourth graders read below proficiency levels. Students who don’t meet reading...

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