Thursday, April 18, 2019

How Latinos Started Getting Counted in the Census and How that Could Change in 2020

In the 1970’s, Latino advocacy groups grew fed up with the U.S. Census Bureau, who had up until then only made a half-hearted attempt to quantify the number of Latinos and Hispanics living in the United States. Groups, including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and ASPIRA, complained that the census only […]

AT&T Aspire Program Providing Vital Support for Educational Organizations Serving Latino Community

In 2012, AT&T launched its Aspire program, a long-term initiative focused on increasing the high school graduation rate and bolstering career preparedness among students. This year, AT&T has allocated $12.5 million for 30 groups throughout the country dedicated to helping student thrive in the classroom and beyond. Executive Director of Philanthropy at AT&T and President […]

Guest Blogger: Ron Blackburn-Moreno “ConnectED: Advanced Connectivity to Expand Young People’s Universes”

President Obama recently signaled his belief that government has a continuing role in making America a better place for every citizen. Just as other leaders have seen a brighter future and moved to make it happen, the president said he wants to bring “next generation broadband and high-speed wireless” to every school and library in […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jason LLorenz “What The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Really Means for Latinos”

Over the past weeks and months, the debate has raged over the AT&T and T-Mobile merger, with supporters and detractors pushing their positions.  In the mix has been a great many voices — including advocates and organizations claiming to represent the interest of different groups. Below are four reasons why Latino community leaders support the […]