Our spotlight this month goes to “HoPe – Hispanic Organization Promoting Education”. An incredible non-profit organization ran entirely by student volunteers. I first learned about HoPe when they launched their GLOW Dance Contest last year. I became very interested in the work they do and their creative and engaging approach. HoPe started in 2009 to … Continue reading "HoPe – Hispanic Organization Promoting Education"
This exemplifies all too well the feeling of most young Latino in the US brought when little kids and able to see that melting-pot and puzzle that our country is becoming.
In 2005 (9 years ago) there was a paper published in the Journal for Latino Education named “Educational Barriers for Latinos in Georgia” discussing the educational barriers for Latinos in Georgia as a gateway state and their outcomes. The authors, Bohon, Stephanie A.; MacPherson, Heather; Atiles, Jorge H., all form UGA; included the following excerpt: … Continue reading Educational Barriers for Latinos in GA
Gustavo Madrigal, one of the 6 students is from Griffin, Georgia. ” The Graduates” a two-part film by Independent Lens exploring pressing issues on education can be watched at PBS. Gustavo started school in the U.S. in fifth grade, after being brought from Mexico by his undocumented parents. They emphasized academics and set high standards, … Continue reading The Graduates – Gustavo Madrigal
This is a summary and comment based on an article by New America Media / Mundo Hispánico, (Johanes Roselló, Translated by Elena Shore) Traducción al español A poll released by the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of Latinos could not name a national leader in their community. But a look at the immigrant rights … Continue reading Georgia's Latino Boom Leaders
This small religious-based organization in Athens is a great example of engaging the local community both as service recipients, donors and volunteers. Oasis offers after-school tutoring to over 100 children (mostly Hispanic) whose parents are unable to assist them with homework due to their limited knowledge of English and low literacy level. Additionally, “OASIS” … Continue reading SPOTLIGHT: Oasis Catolico Santa Rafaela