City Council Representative Lily Limon to Speak at
Tu Libro's Culture & Identity in Education Teach-In
Local organizations, teachers and community organizers will present at Tu Libro’s Culture and Identity in Education Teach-In on Saturday, April 18th from 8:30am-3pm at Vilas Elementary School, 220 Lawton Dr. Sponsored by Senator Jose Rodriguez, Texas State Teacher’s Association, Social Justice in Education Task Force, Equal Voice Network, Hispanic Women’s Network of El Paso and Museo Urbano.
The event will open with a performance by Danza Azteca Omecoatl, a keynote address by City Council Representative Lily Limon, E.P.I.S.D. School Board candidates’ meet-and-greet lunch with “Off the Grill” food truck. Tu Libro will be honoring Rayito Learning Center with the Carmelita Torres Transforming Realities Award for their tremendous efforts with our community youth. Student, Parent, Educator and Community Organizing presentations by Georgina Perez, founder of Tu Libro, Cemelli de Aztlan, Equal Voice-El Paso, Felipa Solis, Director of Pro-Musica, Carlos Aceves, MEd., B.E.E.M.S. Bilingual Teacher of the Year, 2014, Dr. Ray Falcon, academic scholar, Mckinley Cougar, poet, and Cynthia Ontiveros, UTEP College of Education, doctoral candidate. Each presenter will also facilitate an activity for the Youth Track program. Performances throughout the event include: Wise Latina International’s “Yo Soy- Women of the Americas” and “In-Lak-ech” Teatro groups. The community, teachers & students invited to attend, FREE!
Educators and advocates will present on culturally responsive education, addressing topics that affect children’s success. Culturally responsive education is an important component in addressing the dropout crisis within our community. Since its development in the 1960s, Ethnic Studies was meant to improve academic achievement; especially for racial/ethnic minorities, and to-date, is proven as effective. Yet, our public school system has not implemented Ethnic Studies curriculum, despite the proven benefits and advantages. Currently, approximately 66% of the Mexican-American students in El Paso graduate from high school. El Paso’s student population is approximately 90% Mexican-American. 88% of these graduates remain in El Paso for their higher education goals, however a mere 13% complete a degree program. This impacts our entire community. Middle school and high school dropouts are more likely to be in prison, have substantially higher rates of unemployment, and due to higher rates of reliance on social services and the increased potential of incarceration, society pays approximately $209,000 for every individual dropout (Levin et al., 2007).
Tu Libro invites the community to learn more about Ethnic Studies, why it’s important and how to implement it at the Culture & Identity Teach-In on April 18th.
A RESOLUTION in Support of Ethnic Studies will be presented to El Paso City Council later this month.
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Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is proud to present the National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students. This represents the 6th edition of this valuable resource, the only publication of its kind to provide a comprehensive list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships targeting Latino students and young professionals.
Hispanics are the largest and youngest minority group, with a projected growth of nearly 40 percent over the next two decades. While Latino children account for the second largest group of students in the nation’s schools, 25 percent have less than a ninth grade education. Today the Latino high school dropout rate stands at 40 percent — four times higher than non-Hispanic whites. Nearly half of Latino students leave school by the eighth grade and more than 88 percent of Hispanics do not possess a bachelor’s degree.
While these statistics paint a challenging picture for the Latino community, they also threaten the success of our nation. At least one out of every two workers entering the U.S. labor force in 2025 will be of Hispanic descent. By 2030, if projections hold, over 50 percent of the Latino population will be under 24 years of age. As a Latino student, it is essential that you earn a high school diploma and gain the skills to succeed in college and the workplace.
Through our nationally recognized and award-winning leadership development programs and resources like this directory, CHCI helps students find the financial support and hands-on experience necessary to complete their education and move on to successful careers.
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