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May 2012 Blog Posts (47)

My Journey to Boston (first WEEK of work)

I am exhausted. I never thought I'd be working eight hours a day at this internship. Oddly enough I love it. I am in love with what we do. I am intrigued by everything that is going on and the fast pace is just exhilarating.

First things first though. Lets start with last week and how it went. The last time I updated my blog was Tuesday and that night my brother, his wife and myself went to this place called Quincy Market in Boston. This place is Heaven for food lovers. It's…


Added by Karen Lopez on May 31, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Apps Due July 3-The primary goal of the Women’s...

Apps Due July 3-The primary goal of the Women’s Policy Institute is to increase the number of women leaders who are actively involved in shaping public policy— especially women who represent historically marginalized communities. The Institute provides intensive training in California’s public policy process and on topics that are integral to the process such as conducting research, developing effective messages, mobilizing constituents and understanding the budget process. Thanks …

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 31, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

Latina Girls & Eating Disorders

I came across an interesting article that cancels out the myth that only white girls have eating disorders and explains how Latina women are also affected by eating disorders. In fact, Latina women tend to express a higher dissatisfaction towards their body compared to girls from other racial backgrounds. Since Latina women seem to be the most unrepresented women in this country this article explains how Latina women are also affected by eating disorders. It caught my attention because it…


Added by Olga Lizbeth Ochoa on May 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Blogger Series: Back Home For The Summer

I'm pretty sure I am living a double life. Spending the school year in Austin and the summers back home in El Paso, has become one of the biggest obstacles I faced when choosing to leave home for college. In Austin I am a motivated and involved student. In El Paso I am a lazy bum who sleeps and eats all day. Moving back and forth is something I still haven't gotten the hang of.

As I had this conversation with a friend who is in the same situation as me, we both agreed that we were…


Added by Dominique Gonzalez on May 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Doc: Resources for Undocumented Students

Silvia Jr Hernandez
 created the doc: "Resources for Undocumented Students "
Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students
Mexican American Legal…

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 30, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments


Registration is now open for World Summit Youth Awards 2012 that are open to young people (under the age of 30 years from any of the UN member states) that have developed any sort of innovative project or product using information technology aimed at helping their community.

These Awards are offered in six categories: Fight Poverty, Hunger & Disease, Education 4 All, Power 2 Women, Create your Culture, Go Green, Pursue Truth

Source Link: …

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 29, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

First Peoples Fund Seeks Native American Artist-Entrepreneurs for Business Leadership Program

The First Peoples Fund's Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program designed to help Native American artists increase their business skills and run their arts-based businesses as consistent and reliable sources of income.
The fellowship features a working capital grant of up to $5,000 to be used to support a one-year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by…

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 28, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Misrepresented "Bully Breeds" in Recent Media Coverage

A string of recent dog attacks in Las Cruces, New Mexico, including one that resulted in a two-year-old's death, have received a lot of media attention and gained plenty of reaction from the public.  Understandably, people are upset and afraid.  They do not feel safe taking walks or letting children play outside for fear of becoming the next dog attack victim.   Fair enough.  What concerns me is that the attention these stories receive in the media further stigmatize…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 25, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Be a patient/positive influence for troubled youth(latinas) in school

Hello Ladies I come to you today with another topic that has been striking my interest for quite some time. At this moment I am focusing on the younger generation of Latinas and other children. I have just returned from a vacation with family and took to heart a school that I happen to have come across. I saw young students from every color but more of the Latino and Latina race. Some of these children have either been abused or neglected and more. This school was amazingly willing to take…


Added by lisa marie on May 25, 2012 at 2:59pm — 3 Comments

Journalism Fellowship Opportunities

The Society of Professional Journalists offers to honors for outstanding journalists and writers, in hopes that you or your colleagues might be interested in applying.
The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing awards $75,000 to an editorial writer to help broaden his or her journalistic…

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 24, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Diversity Leadership Fellows Program DEADLINE June 11, 2012

Diversity Leadership Fellows Program

Application deadline: June 11, 2012

Photo SPJ works to promote a broader voice for diverse journalists in newsrooms across the country, and to expand the depth and quality of news reporting through better sourcing. This mission has been carried out through the SPJ Diversity Committee’s print and online products, …


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Xerox Scholarship for Engineer Students!

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why they offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.…

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. (10) $10,000 scholarships & (30) $5,000 scholarships!

TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. (10) $10,000 scholarships & (30) $5,000 scholarships!

Deadline: May 31!

Students must be:

- A resident of the 50…

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict…


Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Real Talk -Tips for the College Bound Chicas of 2012

12 College Commandments

  •  Don't steal -plagiarism. It's different than cheating because you could easily avoid this mistake by giving credit to the author in your essay. “If you are found guilty of plagiarism, you…

Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on May 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Wise Latinas Linked

FREE Webinar on applying to college and beyond!

From Hood to Harvard: Strategies for Applying to Grad School:…

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 23, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

New York Fellows - Empire State Fellows Program

Apps due 6/1-New York Fellow's program is currently accepting application for its Empire State Fellows Program. A full-time leadership training program that will prepare the next generation of talented professionals for careers as New York State policy-makers. The first class of eight to 12 Empire State Fellows will serve from September 2012 to September 2014. Each Empire State Fellow will receive an annual salary…

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Apps Due 7/1-Rotary Peace Fellowships fund either master’s degree or

professional development certificate study at one of the seven

Rotary Peace Centers for International Studies in peace and…


Added by Latinitas Intern on May 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

My Journey to Boston (first day of work)

I arrived at the Logan Airport in Boston on Saturday at around 6pm. I was beyond nervous to be in a different city, without knowing a soul. As scared as I was I sucked it up and made my way to the cab area where I would be taking a 20 minute ride to Cambridge - the place I would call home for the next three months. I walked around the first night but was too tired and decided to head home. My first morning here I woke up at 9am! Yeah...wrong. It was nine in El Paso. Apparently you don't get…


Added by Karen Lopez on May 22, 2012 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Summer Camp

Besides church camp, I've never gone to an actual camp. 

Starting Sunday, however, I will be in charge of my own crew of campers for the next three weeks. I'm nervous to say the least.

In an age of iPads, smart phones and wireless internet, I'm not sure I'll be able to tear myself away from life as I know it and succumb to life in the outdoors.

If being completely disconnected from the real world wasn't enough, I will know one other person there. ONE.

I'd likely…


Added by Mariah Najmuddin on May 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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