Univision Communications Inc. announced it would award $300,000 to students around the nation through its new scholarship program “Becas Univision” (Univision Scholarships).

As part of Univision Communications' comprehensive, multiplatform year round education efforts with its Es el momento (The Moment is Now) initiative, the leading media company serving Hispanic America today announced the launch of “¡Edúcate, Es el momento!” (Educate yourself…the moment is now!) -

GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING ARTIST PERFORMED AT PRIVATE CONCERT GALA BENEFITING HISPANIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Willy Chirino contributed to scholarship program by donating an exclusive performance and never released album

Hispanics who live in the United States live in a heterogeneous cultural environment: they are surrounded both by the culture they or their relatives experienced in their country of origin and by mainstream American culture. Additionally, Hispanics who live in the United States may grow to feel a connection with people with different countries of origin within Latin America. This diverse experience exposes Hispanics in the United States to several reference groups. By Sully Moreno /Student of the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication at the Florida State University

California institutions lead the nation with Latino undergraduate enrollments.

Telemundo announced the launch of a week devoted entirely to the subject of education under its public service campaign “El Poder de Saber.”

Driven by a single-year surge of 24% in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of newly available Census Bureau data. From 2009 to 2010, the number of Hispanic young adults enrolled in college grew by 349,000, compared with an increase of 88,000 young blacks and 43,000 young Asian Americans and a decrease of 320,000 young non-Hispanic whites. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

College and career readiness among 2011 Hispanic U.S. high school graduates who took the ACT test shows slow but steady improvement, particularly in the key areas of math and science, according to ACT’s yearly report, The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2011, released today.

Starting August 29, Florida State University will offer for the first time an online course on Multicultural Marketing Communication. Multicultural marketing is one of the newest horizons in US marketing but there is little consensus as to its meaning, implications, and scope. The job of this course is to attempt to conceptually and pragmatically clarify the field and assess the boundaries of this growing discipline.

Top academics and business experts help companies create multicultural marketing strategies

Telemundo, The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced a joint partnership around the network’s 2011 multiplatform educational campaign “El Poder de Saber” (The Power of Knowing).

The family of Rubén Salazar has donated his archives to the University of Southern California Libraries.

PepsiCo announced a $50,000 contribution to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) for scholarships and internships to support Latino students pursuing careers.

Nearly half of young men of color age 15 to 24 who graduate from high school will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead.

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