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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media
    Wendy Rivera
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Join LATISM and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, July 30th at 9:00 pmET  for a One Conversation at a Time Twitter Chat.The goal of this chat is to ignite discussion around who and how Latino(a)s talk about HIV with their families, friends, and partners. The discussion will hone in on the issue of HIV and focus on HIV health disparities among Latino(a)s.Join CDC’s and the One Conversation At A Time Campaign this Thursday. Let’s talk about HIV among Latino(a)s in the U.S. and what we can do about it. To follow the conversation use the hashtag…
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM
    Wendy Rivera
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Join LATISM and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, July 30th at 9:00 pmET  for a One Conversation at a Time Twitter Chat.The goal of this chat is to ignite discussion around who and how Latino(a)s talk about HIV with their families, friends, and partners. The discussion will hone in on the issue of HIV and focus on HIV health disparities among Latino(a)s.Join CDC’s and the One Conversation At A Time Campaign this Thursday. Let’s talk about HIV among Latino(a)s in the U.S. and what we can do about it. To follow the conversation use the hashtag…
  • A Vision for the Education of Latinos in Florida: Rationale, Experience, and Research

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-FL
    Guest Contributor
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    A vision for the education of Latinos is belated and a blueprint to tackle the academic needs of the millions of Latino children is required immediately.An overview of SAT score averages for college-bound seniors – sorted by race/ethnicity in the selected years 1986-87 through 2006-07 – revealed that Hispanic students scored below 500 in reading, math, and writing.If Latino teens are scoring below average in the SATs, it will be difficult for them to enter and excel in the highly academically competitive college world.While ideological claims of educational improvement have been…
  • Summer Food Fun: Fruttare Fruit Bars + Banana Dolphin Recipe!

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    Melanie Edwards
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    I’ve always been a fan of fruity frozen treats and now I get to share that fun with my own kids! We are partial to tropical flavors in our house, but really, all kinds of fruit flavors are welcome when we’re talking about fruit bars. So, it was a no-brainer for us to attend a local Fruttare Fruit Farm event to learn more about their delicious fruit bars made with real fruit, including sustainably farmed strawberries, coconuts, bananas, and limes. Check out the fun we had with Fruttare and how these refreshing fruit bars can add to your summer fun! At the Fruttare Fruit Farm event,…
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media

  • One conversation at a time

    Wendy Rivera
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Join LATISM and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, July 30th at 9:00 pmET  for a One Conversation at a Time Twitter Chat.The goal of this chat is to ignite discussion around who and how Latino(a)s talk about HIV with their families, friends, and partners. The discussion will hone in on the issue of HIV and focus on HIV health disparities among Latino(a)s.Join CDC’s and the One Conversation At A Time Campaign this Thursday. Let’s talk about HIV among Latino(a)s in the U.S. and what we can do about it. To follow the conversation use the hashtag…
  • Tech and the power of networks

    Jason Llorenz
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Discuss the state of Latinos and the technology economy, and you wind up with “a tale of two cities.” On the one hand, Latinos have been the early adopters of advanced consumer technology. Recent statistics bear this out in consumption of Over the Top (OTT) digital content, for example, where Latinos are already over indexing in consumption of streaming content over services like Netflix. The same holds true for smartphone ownership, and use of social media via a mobile device. On the other hand, we face a dangerous separation from high tech jobs, and are nearly nonexistent when…
  • Defending Liberal Education In a Technology Driven World

    Gabriel Zinny
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom,” writes the renowned scientist E.O. Wilson in his introduction to In Defense of a Liberal Education, the newest book from author Fareed Zakaria. Wilson continues: “The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”This might seem like a surprising defense of “liberal arts,” coming as it does from a leading scientist, especially in an era obsessed with the so-called…
  • AT&T acquires DirecTV after FCC approval

    Alberto Saldamando
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    The FCC announced the approval of the “transfer of control of licenses and authorizations” from broadcast satellite service provider DirecTV to veteran telecommunications company AT&T.“The approval will allow AT&T to acquire DirecTV and merge the two companies into one combined entity. An Order detailing the Commission’s reasoning and the conditions will be issued shortly,” says the FCC via a press release. “The Commission’s decision is based on a careful, thorough review of the record, which includes extensive economic analysis and documentary data from the…
  • The Benefits of Citizenship: #HazteCiudadano Twitter Chat

    Wendy Rivera
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    In an effort to promote civic participation, educate communities about the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen, and mobilize them to action, LATISM joined forces with Univision Contigo, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and trailblazing Latina journalist Maria Elena Salinas to support the  Citizenship Campaign.We have approximately 8.7 million who qualify for citizenship, yet only a small percentage complete the process each year. It is of paramount importance for everyone to have an opportunity to participate in the democracy our great nation, the…
 
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM

  • One conversation at a time

    Wendy Rivera
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Join LATISM and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, July 30th at 9:00 pmET  for a One Conversation at a Time Twitter Chat.The goal of this chat is to ignite discussion around who and how Latino(a)s talk about HIV with their families, friends, and partners. The discussion will hone in on the issue of HIV and focus on HIV health disparities among Latino(a)s.Join CDC’s and the One Conversation At A Time Campaign this Thursday. Let’s talk about HIV among Latino(a)s in the U.S. and what we can do about it. To follow the conversation use the hashtag…
  • Tech and the power of networks

    Jason Llorenz
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Discuss the state of Latinos and the technology economy, and you wind up with “a tale of two cities.” On the one hand, Latinos have been the early adopters of advanced consumer technology. Recent statistics bear this out in consumption of Over the Top (OTT) digital content, for example, where Latinos are already over indexing in consumption of streaming content over services like Netflix. The same holds true for smartphone ownership, and use of social media via a mobile device. On the other hand, we face a dangerous separation from high tech jobs, and are nearly nonexistent when…
  • Defending Liberal Education In a Technology Driven World

    Gabriel Zinny
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom,” writes the renowned scientist E.O. Wilson in his introduction to In Defense of a Liberal Education, the newest book from author Fareed Zakaria. Wilson continues: “The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”This might seem like a surprising defense of “liberal arts,” coming as it does from a leading scientist, especially in an era obsessed with the so-called…
  • AT&T acquires DirecTV after FCC approval

    Alberto Saldamando
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    The FCC announced the approval of the “transfer of control of licenses and authorizations” from broadcast satellite service provider DirecTV to veteran telecommunications company AT&T.“The approval will allow AT&T to acquire DirecTV and merge the two companies into one combined entity. An Order detailing the Commission’s reasoning and the conditions will be issued shortly,” says the FCC via a press release. “The Commission’s decision is based on a careful, thorough review of the record, which includes extensive economic analysis and documentary data from the…
  • The Benefits of Citizenship: #HazteCiudadano Twitter Chat

    Wendy Rivera
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    In an effort to promote civic participation, educate communities about the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen, and mobilize them to action, LATISM joined forces with Univision Contigo, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and trailblazing Latina journalist Maria Elena Salinas to support the  Citizenship Campaign.We have approximately 8.7 million who qualify for citizenship, yet only a small percentage complete the process each year. It is of paramount importance for everyone to have an opportunity to participate in the democracy our great nation, the…
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-FL

  • A Vision for the Education of Latinos in Florida: Rationale, Experience, and Research

    Guest Contributor
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    A vision for the education of Latinos is belated and a blueprint to tackle the academic needs of the millions of Latino children is required immediately.An overview of SAT score averages for college-bound seniors – sorted by race/ethnicity in the selected years 1986-87 through 2006-07 – revealed that Hispanic students scored below 500 in reading, math, and writing.If Latino teens are scoring below average in the SATs, it will be difficult for them to enter and excel in the highly academically competitive college world.While ideological claims of educational improvement have been…
  • Connecting #Latina #Millennials

    Wendy Rivera
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    %MINIFYHTML376966fe21d2fd2013d8037b191b55a50%[<a href="//storify.com/LATISM/connecting-latina-millennials" target="_blank">View the story "Connecting #Latina #Millennials" on Storify</a>]  
  • Closing The Homework Gap will take a Village

    Yamira Johnson
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:10 am
    Every year, local communities hold several Back-to-School Supply Drives to prepare students to go back to school.  We see how communities come together to collect school materials like notebooks, crayons, folder, pencils, and backpacks. We praise these great effort. But, it turns out that we have another major challenge affecting academic preparedness–the “Homework Gap.”Findings from agency experts at the Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) revealed that students are falling into the homework gap and unable to do basic schoolwork.The Federal…
  • Literacy in Third Grade

    Wendy Rivera
    12 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Reading is fundamental to our nation’s economic growth and national security. We know that learning to read in the early grades is the “gateway to lifelong learning.” We also know that if kids do not enter fourth grade ready to read to learn, then opportunities become limited.Research confirms what we know intuitively. When students can’t read by the end of third grade, they fall further and further behind and are significantly more likely to drop out of high school.Since reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a key predictor of high school graduation rate, it makes…
  • Building Ladders of Opportunity

    Wendy Rivera
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    This is an exciting time to join Latinos in Technology Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), as Executive Director. With the Hispanic population growing at explosive rates, now more than ever, it is paramount to continue to advance and improve opportunities and outcomes for women and the Latino community.There is no question that the health of our economy and our economic prosperity depends on a highly skilled workforce that fosters technology, innovation, and competition. But, unless we transform Latino talent to the next generation of tech producers, Latinos will fall behind and will be hit…
 
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  • Summer Food Fun: Fruttare Fruit Bars + Banana Dolphin Recipe!

    Melanie Edwards
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    I’ve always been a fan of fruity frozen treats and now I get to share that fun with my own kids! We are partial to tropical flavors in our house, but really, all kinds of fruit flavors are welcome when we’re talking about fruit bars. So, it was a no-brainer for us to attend a local Fruttare Fruit Farm event to learn more about their delicious fruit bars made with real fruit, including sustainably farmed strawberries, coconuts, bananas, and limes. Check out the fun we had with Fruttare and how these refreshing fruit bars can add to your summer fun! At the Fruttare Fruit Farm event,…
  • 5 Tips for Hosting a Large Family Gathering in Your Backyard This Summer!

    Melanie Edwards
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:33 pm
    I’ve mentioned that our family enjoys getting together for various occasions and that we don’t shy away from large family gatherings. It’s always fun to see extended family and friends, catch up, and reminisce. With a big gathering also comes the planning and hosting to ensure your guests have a great time, all while keeping your sanity. After planning several of my own family gatherings, I’ve learned a few tricks that will help you host a wonderfully fun party! Check out these simple tips to make your family gatherings easier this summer using products you can easily…
  • Starting Our Back to School Shopping with Affordable Back to School Clothes!

    Melanie Edwards
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to start talking back to school shopping! With a little over 4 weeks before my kids’ first day of school, it’s time for this mami to start thinking about back to school clothes, supplies, and preparations. One good thing about having a 4th grader and pre-Kindergartener is that they’re not (yet) picky about their back to school clothes. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a style of their own, though; even my 4-year-old has his preferred look! Luckily, with the help of affordable prices at my local Walmart, I…
  • 5 Simple (and Fun) Activities To Do with Kids This Summer!

    Melanie Edwards
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:11 pm
    The summer months inspire plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy as a family. The hot weather calls for swimming, while the bright sun beckons you to enjoy the outdoors. Summer is a time to create long-lasting family memories and have fun with the kids. Our family summers tend to include a few beach trips, outdoor play, and often-times, playing tourist in our own city. We do have very hot weather here in Florida, though, particularly in the latter part of summer. This means that our outdoor activities need to be accompanied by plenty of fluids, so as to stay hydrated. The kids easily get tired…
  • Protecting Your Children’s Online Privacy at School: 6 Tips from a Blogging Mom

    Melanie Edwards
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    Having a child in this digital age is nothing easy. While our parents had plenty to worry about in raising us, they did not need to be concerned with protecting our online safety. There was no question about sharing our photos and information online, no social media release forms to sign at school, and no need to carefully monitor our online activities (mostly because none existed, depending on your age). Now, the world is drastically different and while I love the many benefits, convenience, and vast amount of information that’s readily accessible, I realize that as parents we need to…
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