Sunday, April 21, 2019

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 […]

Comentarios From Maria: Education is Key for the Future of Our Community and Our Country

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), during which I attended an event that gathered more than 1,500 Latinos and the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. During the event, the First Lady emphasized the importance of education for the success […]

In a Year of Action, Obama Continues his Fight For Students

          In the last three decades, the average tuition at a public four-year university has more than tripled, while the income of a typical family remains stagnant. This week, President Obama announced a series of executive orders to ease the burden of student loan debt, which includes a presidential memorandum that […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Win-Win Situation: An All-In Nation of Racial Equality Fosters Economic Prosperity”

If you knew you could do the right thing and personally benefit from it, would you do it? I am willing to bet most of us would. Last week, the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink released a book, All-In Nation: An America That Works for All, which argues that if we reduced racial inequalities, we would […]

Young Latino Students Break Barriers for Higher Education

Written By: Cristian Pineda As the middle of summer approaches, recent high school graduates are looking into purchasing materials to prepare them for their first year of college. As statistics have shown, Latino graduates are up to par with their peers in preparation for attending colleges and universities as the number of enrolled students have […]

Undocumented College Students to Pay Lower In-State Tuition in Colorado

Colorado passed a bill on Friday allowing undocumented college students to pay less for in-state tuition at public universities. The state’s House of Representatives passed the measure, which is said to benefit around 500 students by its first year. “The governor and I support this bill because we want Colorado to have a strong economy,” […]

Focus on Increasing Latino Enrollment in Higher Education Necessary

Deborah Santiago, Co-Founder and Vice President for Policy Research at Excelencia in Education, is saying that there needs to be a greater focus to get more Latinos involved with higher education by emphasizing more need-based financial aid, increasing funds for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and increasing the capacity for Latino students. As reported by the Pew […]

Latinos with College Degrees Rises by 80 Percent

3.8 million Latinos in the U.S. now have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the Census Bureau, showing an 80% increase between 2001 and 2011. “This is an important milestone in our history,” said Robert Groves, Census Bureau Director. “For many people, education is a sure path to a prosperous life.” According to Census […]

Guest Blogger Series: Marcela Pinilla “Give the Gift of ‘Un Mundo Bueno!’”

Latino families yearn for the opportunity to make better lives for their children, and that requires a college degree. That’s what inspired me to write a song to make a difference, “Un Mundo Bueno” – “A Good World” – and to use the song to help Excelencia in Education grow its circle of support. When […]