I had the pleasure of meeting and serving on a panel with CNN’s Nick Valencia last year. Great guy. I’d encourage you listen to this podcast with Sylvia Longmire about his experiences as a journalist and the challenges of reporting on Mexico’s drug war. Very interesting.
Check out an interesting discussion (podcast) on the role of white males in advocating for organizational diversity. This is a unique perspective and discussion from the CEO of DiversityInc. What’s fascinating is the role non-minority indivuals can play in advocating for a more inclusive workplace. It’s unusual to have these discussions from a “majority” perspective – and one that often lead to misunderstandings if not approached objectively. Enjoy!
Here’s a thought: invest in under-served Latino communities in order to benefit the larger economy. Sounds easy but not necessarily done – until now.
Plaza Adelante is a collaborative, innovative community resource for low- and moderate-income Latino families throughout San Francisco. Case Adelante provides social and economic services for the Latino community. But while housing these types of services under one roof is not new, bringing together resources that are focused on wealth creation and financial literacy for immigrant Latinos certainly is new. They’re truly innovative. Learn more about them via their website and listen to the podcast via Marketplace Money here (starts at about the 30:00 minute mark). Text to the podcast and pictures here.
NPR is awesome – despite some of the political rhetoric aimed at them recently. Here are two excellent pieces featured over the last week.
First, a story regarding minority faculty and how some colleges in MA. are attempting to improve their representation. Money quote from the interview which resonated with me:
“When I got my Ph.D. (at Tulane University), I didn’t have a black professor, and New Orleans is 70 percent black. As an undergrad I didn’t have one either,” Baskerville Watkins said. “So much of what we think we can do is based on what we see. So if I don’t see anyone who looks like me, it is easy to think, ‘oh that’s not for me.’”
Second, an interview with newly elected chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Democratic Representative Charlie Gonzalez. A good discussion regarding the recent PEW poll regarding national Latino leaders (I blogged about it here) among other issues important to Latinos – including the Dream Act.
I was fortunate to be guest on mipTalk to discuss Latino leadership, entrepreneurship, and the upcoming Center for Hispanic Leadership Summit this Saturday.
Thanks to Noam Dromi for being a great host.
You can listen to the interview here.
Next month the Center for Hispanic Leadership(CHL) will be hosting its first annual Leadership Summit whose theme will focus on embracing innovation through diversity. I was fortunate to have been invited to participate in the summit which will take place September 18th in Los Angeles. CHL Founder and CEO, Glenn Llopis, was gracious enough to spend some time with me on this edition of the HTM Podcast to discuss his perspectives on leadership, diversity, innovation, and the upcoming summit. If you’re not familiar with his Glenn’s work, I’d encourage you to visit his website as well as the excellent work being done by the Center for Hispanic Leadership.
If you’re interested in participating in the leadership summit, Glenn was gracious enough to offer a discounted registration rate of $195 for HTM readers. You can contact me using my company site www.admentis.com or DM me via Twitter @MigueACorona .
I’ll be live blogging the summit so you can also follow along on Twitter using the #CHLSummit .
Hope to see you there!
If you’re not familiar with the “basics” of The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, this podcast from The Takeaway provides a great overview and discussion about it. Enjoy!
Welcome to part two of the HTM Podcast series, “HSI Career Centers: Learning from the Best.” Part two features the Career Center at Rio Hondo College, a two-year college in the heart of East Los Angeles. I’m joined by Belen Torres-Gil, a career center professional with over 22 years of experience working with Hispanic college students. Belen provides unique insights to a 2-Year HSI college career center as well as working with Hispanic students in an urban community.
This HTM Podcast Series continues to take an in-depth look at how career centers at Hispanic Serving Institutions work to support the needs of Hispanic college students as well as employers. If you missed part one of the series featuring The University of Texas at El Paso Career Center, you can find it here.
Welcome to part one of the HTM Podcast series, “HSI Career Centers: Learning from the Best.” This series will take an in-depth look at what career centers at Hispanic Serving Institutions are doing to provide career guidance and support for Hispanic college students. Part one of the series features the Career Center at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), one of the largest 4 year HSIs in the United States. UTEP’s Career Center is doing some inventive things to meet the needs of students and employers including an innovative Student Peer Program. I’m joined by Betsy Castro-Duarte, a career center professional with over 13 years of experience working with Hispanic college students and 17 years of experience in higher education. Enjoy!
Next week HTM will be starting a podcast series focusing on career centers at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Colleges and universities are designated as HSI schools if at least 25 percent of full-time students are Latinos. Currently there are 265 colleges designated as HSIs with another 176 institutions designated as “emerging” HSIs (institutions falling just below the 25 percent threshold). Over the next month or so, I’ll be interviewing career center professionals from these colleges to discuss their experiences, perspectives, and suggestions in working with Hispanic college students. We’ll also discuss what strategies and initiatives successful employers have implemented to successfully attaract and recruit Hispanic college graduates. Since many HSIs are beginning to emerg throughout the United States, the podcast series will also gain insight to each college’s unique viewpoint based on its size, region, and location. Given the important role HSIs play in educating Hispanic college students, I hope the series will provide both employers and career centers with some insightful information. Stay tuned!