Education

Cinco de Mayo/The Battle of Puebla (history) 4

Cinco de Mayo/The Battle of Puebla (history)

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday which celebrates the victory over French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. 462 French soldiers died in combat. Only 83 Mexican soldiers died in the battle. It is often mistakenly thought to be Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16. More of an […]

Latino Graduation rates rise in Sonoma County

Latino Graduation rates rise in Sonoma County

Big props to Latino students ­in Sonoma County public schools — graduations rose to 81 percent. (They are 45 percent of students). High school graduation rates have reached a new high in Sonoma County, topping the state average, as gaps in achievement between white and Latino students continue to narrow. A record 84 percent of […]

Viva La Mujér! MEChA de SJCC // San Jose 1

Viva La Mujér! MEChA de SJCC // San Jose

In honor of Women’s Month there will be a panel discussion hosted by MEChA de SJCC on March 23rd 12pm-2pm Don’t miss it! GREAT WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND FREE FOOD! In the Student Center SC204 Room 204 we are hosting this event in honor of Women’s month. Our event is a Women’s empowerment panel discussion featuring: […]

STFU! Undocumented Immigrants Pay BILLIONS in Taxes Each Year

STFU! Undocumented Immigrants Pay BILLIONS in Taxes Each Year

If you ever ever ever need to “prove” to the ignorant ones that the country’s undocumented population is just taking away our jobs and mooching off the country and not contributing to the tax rolll, all you need to do this is share the following report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy:   […]

1st Annual Semillas Project Scholarship Fundraiser // San Jose

1st Annual Semillas Project Scholarship Fundraiser // San Jose

The Foundation for Hispanic Education is excited to cordially invite you to the First Annual Semillas Project Scholarship Fundraiser. Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza on March 11, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will showcase the work of the Semillas Students and feature emcee Rick Najera (writer, comedian, author) in conversation with the Semillas […]

Why Mexico Fell Apart, and How to Fix It [Denise Dresser] 1

Why Mexico Fell Apart, and How to Fix It [Denise Dresser] // Berkeley

Denise Dresser will speak about the demise of the “Mexican Moment” due to corruption, the mass kidnapping of students from Ayotzinapa, increasing violence, and economic mismanagement by the Peña Nieto administration. She will also focus on U.S.-Mexico relations in the Trump era, and what Mexican civil society and its political class can do to put […]

Conference: Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment 2017 // UC DAVIS

Semana de la Xicanx* 2017 // UC Davis

7th annual Semana de la Xicanx* Summit from 10am-4pm at the Student Community Center on UC Davis campus. Our theme is Sacred Like Water: tú eres yo, yo soy tú. On the week of Feb. 13 – 17, 2017, we will be celebrating the 7th year of Semana de la Xicanx*. Events for this week […]

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER’S WORKSHOP // Hayward

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER’S WORKSHOP // Hayward

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER? Registration for the first time home-buyer workshop taking place on Saturday February 18 is now open. Register online www.a1chs.org Come learn about available down payment assistance programs, you may qualify for up to 70k in down payment assistance! Join A-1 Community Housing Services to learn how to become a successful homeowner […]

Conference: Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment 2017 // UC DAVIS

Conference: Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment 2017 // UC DAVIS

The Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference is a 3-day, 2-night event hosted by Yik’al Kuyum: the Chicanx/Latinx Holistic Support Program in the Student Recruitment and Retention Center, here at the University of California, Davis. Yik’al Kuyum’s Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference aims to empower youth to strive for higher education, but also aims to promote cultural awareness […]

$25-million settlement Trump University

$25-million settlement Trump University

Trump defrauded customers into thinking they would learn real estate secrets from professors personally selected by him. The students said they learned little, and instead subjected to hard-sell tactics urging them to spend thousands on classes. Under terms of the settlement, Trump will not acknowledge or admit any liability or wrongdoing; $21 million will be […]

Latina Success Network Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Google 1

Latina Success Network Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Google

On Thursday, Nov 10th, celebrate Latina Heritage and honor some of our outstanding members with Latina Success Network (LSN) at the beautiful campus of our host: Google. Put on your favorite outfit that defines your unique Latina Heritage or come as you like. (We have shared pictures from last year’s event below, so you get […]

NASA’s Youngest Researcher is Mexican and from the UNAM

NASA’s Youngest Researcher is Mexican and from the UNAM

He’s 20, in his fifth semester of physics, and NASA has already recruited him as a student-researcher. His name is Yair Israel Piña López, and he’s the youngest student with this distinction. Plus, he’s Mexican and an UNAM student. Through the International Space Education Board, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has opened its doors to Yair […]