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Centro Latino for Literacy is congratulating 129 newly literate adults at their 7th Annual Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration. Event is being co-chaired by Paul Garza, Jr., Centro Latino for Literacy Board Chair and Gil Vazquez, Principal at Vazquez & Company, LLP. For twenty-two years now, Centro Latino has been transforming lives by teaching literacy skills to non-literate Spanish speakers. These 129 adults will graduate from the Leamos and Listos courses, where they learned reading and writing, math, grammar, and financial literacy. Thanks to our major sponsors First Credit Bank Community Bank, Barker Management, Inc., CHAPA (CA Housing Assistance Program), Wells Fargo Bank, Telemundo, Union Bank, Southern California Gas Company/Sempra Energy, California Bank and Trust, The California Endowment, and Jeff Tsuji Design & Photography. Their support not only impacts our students’ lives, but it also impacts their families, workplace, health and the entire well being of the community.
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As of March 31, 2013 Centro Latino has taught Pre-ESL literacy skills, including basic math, grammar, and financial literacy to 5,434 non-literate youth and adults. In addition, ESL, computer skills and job readiness skills have been taught to 8,812 low-income adults at our 8th Street classrooms through education partners.
Jesus Treviño will discuss the 3 ideas he considers essential in order to become a successful leader and entrepreneur. 1) Be certain of what you want 2) Don't ask for permission 3) Own the new media Jesus "Chuy" Treviño is a Latino film and television director. He was born in El Paso, Texas. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and serves on its National Board as of the 2009-2011 term. Treviño has directed a number of episodes from the television series "Resurrection Blvd., Babylon 5, Crusade, Bones, Star Trek: Voyager, seaQuest DSV, Crossing Jordan, Third Watch and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". Aside from these programs, he has also directed episodes from over thirty other series.
Jacobo Negron President/Founder
Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association a member organization of the National Coalition of Latino Officers
Latino Poetry Review's audio segment is hosted by LPR founding editor Francisco Aragón, who directs Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. LPR's audio show will evolve over time. The show's first guest was María Meléndez, who read from her work, as well as the work a Latina poet she admires. Also discussed was the spirited conversation and dialogue revolving around one of the pieces posted in LPR's inaugural issue.
Jimmy Franco Sr is a long- time educator and community activist who was born in in Texas and grew up in the Lincoln Heights area of Northeast Los Angeles. Jimmy attended California State University Los Angeles. Member of M.E.Ch.A. And did his graduate work in history. Jimmy obtained numerous educational credentials and taught in multiple grades, college and in prisons. Jimmy began writing in 1967 and wrote extensively on the Chicano Moratoriums and against the Vietnam war. The blog is to encourage and promote dialog and discussion on topical issues pertaining to the Chicano/Latino community.
According to at 2011 ABA report, despite comprising 16% of the US population, Latinos only comprise 4% of the legal profession. The report further noted that Latino lawyers face an astounding amount of racism and discrimination within the profession and in their communities.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss challenges Latinos/as have within the professional environment. Joining us for this powerful interview is Yesi Morillo-Gual, Director at Citi and founder of Proud to Be Latina, an organization created to help Latinas banish self-doubt and break self-imposed barriers. A personal and professional development network, Proud to Be Latina educates, empowers and encourages Latinas to rise to their full potential.
In this powerful interview, we will:
identify challenges Latinos/as face in the professional environment;
learn cutting-edge diversity and inclusion strategies used in corporate America that can be replicated in law firms to help retain Latino lawyers; and
discuss the importance of cultivating leadership among Latino lawyers.
Come and relax, take your mind off the daily weekly stress. Allow us to take you to a place of mental restoration, and mental stimulation. This is the place where Old School and Poetry meet together. No words are needed, no phone line to call, but just sit back and remember what it feels like to be ushered in the Lay Back Sunday Hour
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