April 2009 Blog Posts (31)

Little Pre-K Access for Latinos

Little pre-K access for Latinos

Kids behind at start of school, advocates say

By Margaret Ramirez | Tribune reporter

April 15, 2009

Bryant Cruz, 4, pauses as he tries to spell his name in Janeth Medellin's class at Casa Infantil Head Start. The class is bilingual, which providers say is key to greater access for Latino families. (Tribune photo by Jose M. Osorio / March 25, 2009)

Inside Casa Infantil Head Start in Logan Square, teacher Janeth Medellin called… Continue

Added by Celena Roldan on April 15, 2009 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Erie House on Comcast Newsmakers

Learn. Lead. Create Community

As many of you know during the past few months our Director of Child Care, Celena Roldan has been out talking to the media about our Nationally Accredited Preschool program. Last month, she recorded an interview on Comcast Newsmakers a local news program which airs on the national cable channel CNN Headline News (also now known as HLN).

Newsmakers segments run all day every day at the end of national programs. Celena’s segment on Erie… Continue

Added by Celena Roldan on April 14, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Grand jury reaches out to young, Latinos

The Sonoma County Grand Jury is embarking on a recruitment campaign to draw more Latinos and younger people to the jury.

"Basically, grand jurors are older, gray-haired people who are white, and they really do not reflect accurately the population of Sonoma County," said current jury foreman Richard Klein of Santa Rosa. "There are significant issues in Sonoma County that have to do with Hispanics and Latinos and things that have interest to younger people, and we just don't have… Continue

Added by News on April 7, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

University to launch new Latino studies program

The University approved a new Program in Latino Studies at a faculty meeting on Monday, more than 10 years after the idea was conceived. The certificate program will be launched in the 2009-10 academic year.

“Latinos offer us a way to understand social change ... and rethink the contours of race,” said sociology and Wilson School professor Marta Tienda, who will direct the program. Tienda noted that “Latinos predate formation of the American nation” and represent an increasing… Continue

Added by News on April 7, 2009 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Almost 1 of 2 new Americans in 2008 was Latino

Hispanics made up nearly half of the more than 1 million people who became U.S. citizens last year, according to a Hispanic advocacy group.

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said the number of Latinos who became Americans in fiscal year 2008 more than doubled over the previous year, to 461,317. That's nearly half of the record 1,046,539 new citizens overall in 2008, a 58 percent increase from 2007.

"Latinos who naturalize are eager to… Continue

Added by News on April 7, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Chicago Home Prices Hit Lowest Level Since May 2003

March 31, 2009

(AP) — An index of Chicago-area home prices fell more than 16 percent in January from a year earlier, hitting their lowest level since May 2003, according to data released Tuesday.

But the Chicago market is still holding up better than most large metropolitan areas, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index. Home prices in 20 major cities tumbled by a record 19 percent from January 2008, the largest decline since the index started in 2000.… Continue

Added by Victor M. Barrera on April 6, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

Hispanics travel rough road to higher education

The future of Texas is sitting in room 318 at Austin High School, and right now, it could go either way.

Students in the after-school program — Hispanic and from low-income families, the group least likely to enroll in college — are optimistic.

But who knows?

“I hope to go,” says Neri Gamez, 17, a high school junior who dreams of being a doctor.

Gamez has an advantage: She is in a program run by the Center… Continue

Added by News on April 5, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

LA Times article ousts Latinas

The Los Angeles Times is one of the most widely read and respected publications in the west coast, serving the second largest city in the nation, and the largest Latino population. In a recent article, the Times focused on inappropriate expenditures and claims made by two prominent Latinas serving the Schwarzenegger administration. The attention and public heat that article created resulted in both Latinas resigning their posts and perhaps ruining their careers.

In years past, The… Continue

Added by News on April 2, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Even with Tiger at No. 1, golf still mostly white

William Lewis started playing golf with nothing but a 9-iron and he never stopped swinging, even when his favorite sport doled out a racist hazing.

Now a graying golfer, he spreads that same passion to dozens of kids from a predominantly black neighborhood in Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown.

Somewhere in the nearly 50-year span of his career, he thought it would get easier. But there's just that one role model.

Tiger Woods.

"It really is… Continue

Added by News on April 2, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

Mothers of Multiples May Face Higher Depression Risk

Hopkins researchers find that few new moms seek help for symptoms

Mothers who deliver two or more babies are more likely to have developed moderate to severe depression within nine months of giving birth than mothers who have a single baby, say U.S. researchers who analyzed data from a nationally representative survey of children born in 2001.

"Our findings suggest that 19 percent of mothers of multiples had moderate to severe depressive symptoms nine months after… Continue

Added by News on April 2, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

Bras for Hope

I am the spokes model for a nonprofit org "Bras for Hope", the purpose behind this is to raise funds for the production and distribution of post mastectomy bras ,corsets and prosthetics. With the help of azzizawear international lingerie, a high quality lingerie line,we will then be able to provide these garments to women who are not able to afford them.

The vision behind the org is to shape the woman within , woman without philosophy. We want women to both look and feel beautiful… Continue

Added by Natalia on April 1, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

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