Social media campaign appeals to Twitter to enable & support use of the letter ñ in Twitter handle

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in General

Social media campaign appeals to Twitter to enable & support use of the letter ñ in Twitter handle

GritoBlast! Spanish or Español is the most spoken non-English language in U.S. homes and is a dominant language online. While Spanish has a large number of regional varieties, there is one commonality; one unifying tie that transcends offline and online ⎯ the use of the letter ñ. With more than 54 million Latinos in the United States, the letter ñ is an integral part of how the largest ethnic minority in the US communicates, connects and ultimately, identifies. Recognizing...

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Coca-Cola adds to gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund donating $1 for every Tweet or Instagram with #ForTheDream

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in General

Coca-Cola adds to gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund donating $1 for every Tweet or Instagram with #ForTheDream

GritoBlast! With back-to-school season right around the corner, thousands of students and families are beginning to think about college and college financing options. This summer Coca-Cola donated $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, as part of its #ForTheDream program aimed to inspire Hispanic teens and families to prepare, plan and pay for their college education....

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Millennial influencers invited to apply for 2015 “Find Your Park Expedition” contest

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Contests, General

Millennial influencers invited to apply for 2015 “Find Your Park Expedition” contest

GritoBlast! The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, opened the call for applicants for its 2015 Find Your Park Expedition. The expedition will engage people from all backgrounds and inspire them to discover all that a park can be and the variety of experiences that can be had in a park, directly supporting the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement launched earlier this year. Millennial influencers are invited to apply...

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¡Adelante Hermanos! Building a Better Future for Latino Men and Boys Crowdfunding Contest

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Contests, General

¡Adelante Hermanos! Building a Better Future for Latino Men and Boys Crowdfunding Contest

GritoBlast! HIPGive is excited to announce the #AdelanteHermanos: Building a Better Future for Latino Men and Boys crowdfunding contest in September 2015 and $15,000 total in matching funds to assist nonprofit organizations serving Latino communities across the U.S. and Latin America raise much needed funds for innovative projects that seek to empower Latino brothers. This includes a mix of direct service and policy level approaches to address immediate and long-term needs...

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Attention Bilingual New Yorkers in NYC: Open call to participate in online survey

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in General, Survey

Attention Bilingual New Yorkers in NYC: Open call to participate in online survey

GritoBlast! — In multilingual, multicultural New York City, it is not unusual for residents who have a native or heritage language other than English to use that language in public areas: on the subway, in a store, in a park. The purpose of this study is to find out what such experiences are like. How comfortable are bilingual people speaking their native or heritage languages? How accepting are New Yorkers about hearing languages other than English? The researcher of this...

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