Category: Latino voices

They Call Me, Mamá –Teacher of the Year Cordelia Fajardo Shares Why She Earned the Award

“To my first graders whose parents are gone, I tell them that we are their family. Their classmates are more than friends. They are also brothers and sisters. When they hurt I tell them, “You can call me, Mama.” Professor Cordelia Fajardo teaches first graders in Comayagua Honduras. […]

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Gloria Esperanza Sosa, A Rural Teacher in Las Crucitas, Honduras, Shares What She Has Learned

An Interview by Soledad Quartucci “My parents never made it to school. They grew up in the school of life and taught themselves how to read. Even though they didn’t make it to school, they made sure that we did.” Gloria Esperanza Sosa, rural teacher in Honduras. Gloria Esperanza […]

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Dangerous Work-The Construction Industry and the Immigrant Worker

Construction workers march carrying empty caskets. “No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.” Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. At a labor rally last week, thousands marched […]

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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, […]

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month-Celebrating the Immense Contributions of Latinos to the Economy, Culture, and Identity of the United States

The United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15, 2015, through October 15, 2015. Below are Milestones of Latino Contributions to the Economy, Culture, and Identity of the United States- The resolution to celebrate the contributions of Latinos to life in the United States was introduced by […]

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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, […]

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