The summer of 2021 will be vitally important, as students and families try to recover from the isolation, trauma, and learning loss the pandemic caused. Yet a new study that looks in-depth at summer learning in 2019 and 2020 finds that Latinx student participation in programs remains low, despite some recent growth and remarkably high parent satisfaction. Just 44% of Latinx families with children report that their child was involved in a summer learning program in 2019 – an increase from 39% in 2013 and 29% in 2008. But while 2.7 million Latinx children took part in a structured summer experience in 2019, nearly 4.4 million more would have been enrolled if a program were available to them, their parents said.

People have challenged each other’s views for much of human history. But the internet – particularly social media – has changed how, when and where these kinds of interactions occur. The number of people who can go online and call out others for their behavior or words is immense, and it’s never been easier to summon groups to join the public fray.

Candidates are expanding their search for the elusive undecided voter — followed by growing investments in online analytics

Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of all workers, including in computing jobs, which have seen considerable growth in recent years.

The College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced last week on Telemundo’s Hoy Día the scholarship recipients of the College Board and Telemundo Academy Triunfadores campaign that guides Spanish-speaking families through the college planning process.

Since #unpaidinternships is trending, I want to provide advice if you’re starting your career and are considering an unpaid #internship today.

Newly-formed Mother Tongue announced it is the exclusive Spanish-language production partner of American Public Media's (APM) award-winning educational podcast program, Brains On.

Immigrants and the children of immigrants account for a small but growing share of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. At least 76 (14%) of the voting members of the 117th Congress are foreign born or have at least one parent born in another country, a slight uptick from the prior two Congresses.

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC/Telemundo owned stations), announced their “Project Innovation” competitive grant challenge will return for a fourth consecutive year when applications open on January 8, 2021. Applications can be previewed now at nbcuprojectinnovation.com and in Spanish at nbcuproyectoinnovacion.com. The online application process runs from January 8 to February 12, 2021. Grant winners will be announced in May 2021.

Aprende Institute is launching in the United States. Aprende Institute’s expert-led online courses are designed for Spanish-speaking students looking to take their passions and career ambitions to new heights.

Latino voters are less likely than all U.S. voters to say they are extremely motivated to vote in the upcoming presidential election, with the Latino electorate expressing less interest overall in the presidential campaigns, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 5.
About half of Latino voters say they are ‘extremely motivated’ to vote for president in 2020

Research from the Brennan Center for Justice and other advocacy organizations shows that Black Americans still have to confront unique barriers in order to cast their ballots. From reduced oversight of changes in voting laws to the ongoing threat of a global pandemic, Black voters have even more to contend with this election year. Despite historic obstacles and new challenges, Blacks take their right to vote seriously and have some of the highest rates of turnout in the country.

The Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (HMC) has announced a partnership with Farmer-to-Farmer Colombia and Fundación SalvaTerra to help support smallholder farmers in Colombia that are transitioning out of the informal economy, forming cooperatives to grow and taking advantage of economies of scale, while expanding their range of buyers.

With the largest number of eligible voters of any minority voting group, Latinos represent over 13% of all eligible voters in the U.S according to the Pew Research Center. But the number of Hispanics who actually vote still has room to grow. Only half of the eligible Hispanic voters were registered in 2018 but that gap has been closing as registration rates are climbing for the 32 million eligible Latino voters in 2020 as we approach this Presidential Election.

A generation, according Howe & Strauss, is defined by a life cycle—or roughly 20 years—and greatly influence a nation’s mood. Thrust between a pandemic, racial justice movements and an election, the United States is in the middle of a social and demographic transformation, making 2020 a critical turning point year. But that is not all...2020 marks the  rst time any American generation is a multicultural majority. Today, it is the 0 to 17 segment. By 2028, it will be the under 35 segment, and by 2033, everyone under the age of 50 will be a multicultural majority.

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