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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