Category: Advocacy

“You Cannot Separate me from My Children!”A Mother & Father Detail Separation from Their Children at the Border

Photo credit: Associated Press. A migrant father and child, who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants, rest waiting for access to request asylum in the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico ***************************** While the Trump administration stated that their policy is to only separate families when that […]

The Current Protocol on Family Separation at the Border is Cruel and in Urgent Need of Reform

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), attorney, Shanti Martin with Angela. Photo, Kids in Need of Defense. KIND’s network of attorneys represents unaccompanied children in their fight for reunification and safety. KIND has trained more than 24,200 attorneys and partnered with over 522 corporations, law firms, law schools, and bar associations. ********** […]

In a Town without Men, Street Children in Honduras Find an Unconditional Advocate

A Life of Service—Gregorio “Don Goyo” Alonso Garcia has been leading Horizontes al Futuro for 21 years. Horizontes provides shelter and education for street youth and seeks to inspire new models of manhood to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and family desertion. Horizontes al Futuro is a non-governmental, […]

Portrait of a Rural Teacher in El Salvador-His Students Travel 2 hours Each Way to Learn From Him

  Efrain Cornejo (left) rural teacher in El Savador, teaches Robotics. Here, he poses with his students and their award-winning creation, a 360 degree robot that students use to record and spread their culture. “I know of rural teachers who swim across rivers to get to class. They put […]

What are the Challenges facing Foster Youth after Emancipation in California? Housing, Mental Health and Education Are Critical Needs

  “Given what we experience in foster care, it’s hard to trust people. What we need is the same someone to push us in the right direction year after year until we finish school and get a job.” — Youth in Foster Care Each year, tens of thousands […]

H.Res. 536: Supporting Freedom of the Press in Latin America and the Caribbean and Condemning Violations of Press Freedom

  “Despite the strong tradition of independent and critical media in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, journalists in some countries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to violence and government harassment. Censorship due to violence in Latin America has reached one of its highest points since most of […]

Invisible Children-What Happens to the Children of Detainees?

I visit undocumented mothers in detention. During my conversations with them-One constant worry is shared, the welfare of their children while they are detained. It is difficult to parent children from jail. Incarceration makes it nearly impossible, and the charge to make a phone call to check on the family, […]

Easy Ways Your Company Can Participate in Charitable Giving  

Our lives are busy, but when given the opportunity, people love to extend support to those in need. Business managers can make this happen. With a little organization, managers can lead and set the tone for community engagement. In the process, corporate giving has the added benefit of promoting employee leadership, boosting team spirit and increasing morale. Companies […]

Life Lessons I Learned from Jail Visitations

  On September 27, 2015, Pope Francis took time out of his 6-day, super-packed trip to meet with inmates at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. His gentle disposition and touching message inspired me profoundly. Pope Francis told the inmates that he was visiting them “as a brother, to […]

Improving College and Career Opportunities for Latino Students Requires an Early Start

  Tips to Bridge a Career and College Ready Culture between Schools and Latino Homes When it comes to information regarding how to help their children graduate high school, attend college, and embark on careers, many Latino parents feel lost and disconnected from the process. Families in School, […]