Alejandra Y. Castillo chosen as new CEO of YWCA USA

Alejandra Y. Castillo chosen as new CEO of YWCA USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — YWCA USA today announced its board of directors has selected Alejandra Y. Castillo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective September 18, 2017. “This is the perfect time for Alejandra Castillo to become YWCA USA’s next CEO. We have selected a bold leader who will further our mission...

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Michigan Hispanic Latino Commission Launches Back-to-School Backpack Program

Michigan Hispanic Latino Commission Launches Back-to-School Backpack Program

The Michigan Hispanic Latino Commission (HLCOM), led by new Executive Director Felipe Lopez-Sustaita, is launching a Back-to-School Backpack initiative to help children in the Hispanic/Latino community be prepared for the coming school year. The program aims to gather 500 backpacks with supplies for children in the areas of Lansing, Flint...

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New STARS program will allow riders to schedule transportation ahead of time

New STARS program will allow riders to schedule transportation ahead of time

Saginaw, Mich. –  Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) will hold a July 21 press conference to announce their new 24/7 transit Dial-A-Ride service called “STARS Express” beginning July 23, 2017. The new program will allow riders to schedule trips in advance by calling (989) 907-4040. The fare for the...

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Latino Conservation Week Showcase Community’s Commitment to Protecting Public Lands

Latino Conservation Week Showcase Community’s Commitment to Protecting Public Lands

WASHINGTON — This weekend, the fourth annual Latino Conservation Week (#LatinoConservationWeek, #LCW2017) kicks off, continues through July 23 and will be celebrated with more than 100 events nationwide. The week is an opportunity for Latinos to demonstrate their passion for enjoying and protecting public lands through various outings, volunteer cleanups, educational...

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Hispanic Legislators Call On Congress To Vote Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Hispanic Legislators Call On Congress To Vote Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on two anti-immigrant pieces of legislation today, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), called on Members of Congress to oppose bills that would make communities less safe and that could be found unconstitutional. Latino state lawmakers stated...

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LEGISLADORES HISPANOS PIDEN AL CONGRESO RECHAZAR LEGISLACIÓN ANTIINMIGRANTE

LEGISLADORES HISPANOS PIDEN AL CONGRESO RECHAZAR LEGISLACIÓN ANTIINMIGRANTE

WASHINGTON, DC – Mientras la Cámara de Representantes federal se apresta a votar sobre dos proyectos de ley antiinmigrantes hoy, el Caucus Nacional de Legisladores Estatales Hispanos (NHCSL, por sus siglas en inglés), le hizo un llamado a los Miembros del Congreso a que se opongan a medidas legislativas que...

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2016 LLEAD Conference

2016 LLEAD Conference

Latino Leaders for the Enhancement of Advocacy and Development are pleased to announce our 2016 Leadership Conference October 14, 2016. Our Keynote Speaker for this years conference is Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of the the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). This conference will bring together individuals...

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Michigan Hispanic Latino Commission Launches Back-to-School Backpack Program

Michigan Hispanic Latino Commission Launches Back-to-School Backpack Program

The Michigan Hispanic Latino Commission (HLCOM), led by new Executive Director Felipe Lopez-Sustaita, is launching a Back-to-School Backpack initiative to help children in the Hispanic/Latino community be prepared for the coming school year. The program aims to gather 500 backpacks with supplies for children in the areas of Lansing, Flint...

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2016 Latino Loons Night

2016 Latino Loons Night

On Friday, July 22 at 7:00 pm, the Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute will host The 2016 Latino Loons Night in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, GLBR Hispanic Business Association, TCT Entertainment.com and MidWestTejanoRadio.com. Enjoy a pre-game mariachi band, a post-game salsa dance party and other activities throughout...

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From the Fields to the College Classroom

From the Fields to the College Classroom

MICHIGAN’S FIRST MIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TRANSFORMED GENERATIONS It was a typical day picking strawberries in the fields of Michigan in 1970 when Juan Zamudio, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, heard the news that would dramatically change his future. United Migrants for Opportunity Inc. was interested in giving him, and...

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