By Sugey Palomares | 08/21/2012 - 17:00
While students across the U.S. prepare for fall semester, a new study by the Pew Research Center confirms that Latinos are now the largest minority group enrolled in 4-year colleges. According to the center’s evaluation of the 2010 Census results, over 2 million Latinos (between the ages of 18-24) enrolled in higher education institutions in 2011.
Not only that, but 76 percent of Latinos finished high school last year, a 3 percent increase from 2010.
By Samantha Leal | 08/01/2012 - 09:55
A new project called National Dream University, a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Labor Research and Education and the National Labor College, will offer online courses for college credit to young immigrant and labor rights activists who want to attend college.
By Sugey Palomares | 07/10/2012 - 16:00
Our resident intern, Zolanlly Gutierrez is this week's inspiring young Latina for her strong work ethic and dedication to survivors of domestic violence. The Dominican-American writer is a senior at The Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Print Journalism and minoring in Spanish. Get inspired by the Queens native's story below:
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By Sugey Palomares | 03/12/2012 - 14:29
A new report titled “Finding The Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos,” highlights the best colleges for Latinos in the U.S. The study comes in light of new pew study results that emphasize the growing Latino population and an increase in the amount of high school students who are entering the world of higher education.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/22/2012 - 15:47
Two racist teens, including a half-Cuban student, are suffering the backlash of producing a xenophobic video about African Americans. The girls have been asked to leave Gainesville High School in Florida and apologize to their community and fellow peers. In the video that lasts about 15 minutes, the girls make hurtful comments like, "You can understand what we are saying, our accents, we use actual words. Black people do not."
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 11:00
Great and hopeful news for Latinos across the country; the numbers of Latinos enrolling in college have spiked to unparalleled levels across California and the U.S!
By Galina Espinoza | 10/13/2011 - 15:11
In an unprecedented conversation, the American president talks to Latina about everything from whether there is a Latino education crisis to what it will take to get the Dream Act passed—and even shares what he loves about our culture (mole, anyone?).
By Amaris Castillo | 10/11/2011 - 08:43
This past weekend, California governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed the second portion of the state’s DREAM Act or AB 131. This part, which has been described as contentious, allows undocumented students to apply for scholarships financed by the state – as well as aid at state universities, according to The New York Times.
By Fox News Latino | 10/05/2011 - 18:19
By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 09:00
One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2011 is Latina. Mexican psychologist Elena Durón Miranda was recently selected for her work with poverty-stricken children in Argentina. The CNN Hero initiative spotlights those striving to spur change in the world. A decade ago, Durón Miranda traveled to Argentina to research communities wrought with poverty. What she found were children collecting food and various items from a trash dump.