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Celebrating Latino Environmental Entrepreneurs –Earth Day 2012

Fox News Latino asked me to create a series of stories from  Latinnovating for Earth Week 2012. We proudly presented three  inspirational stories from the book of Latinos doing their part to tread more lightly on our planet while building … Continue reading

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Putting Latinnnovating Stories to Work in K-12 Schools; a Call for Expectation Reform for Latino Students

On the stage as keynote speaker in Denver recently, I introduced the words “expectation reform” to the large gathering of K-12 educators and administrators attending the Green Schools National Conference. This came after sharing three stories of three “Latinnovators” and … Continue reading

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Getting to Hispanicize 2012 to Spotlight Latino Innovators in the Green Economy

Why do I want to go to Miami in April for Hispanicize 2012?  Obviously, to connect with  fellow Latina Mom Bloggers and to bring the stories  of Latino green innovators that I’ve been writing (and presenting to live audiences), to … Continue reading

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A Very Public Tribute to a Pioneering Green Business Couple as They Retire

One of my greatest joys of being a contributor to The Huffington Post is when I can  showcase Latino entrepreneurs to mainstream audiences.  We have some amazing entrepreneurial tales to tell. It’s my joy and privilege to do so! Here … Continue reading

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4 Lessons Learned as Bestseller Birthday Wish Came True

A couple weeks before Christmas, I spoke with my buds Beth and Ezra Barany. I was considering running a bestseller campaign for Latinnovating on my birthday, but I wasn’t sure there was enough time. I didn’t know the first thing … Continue reading

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400 Minority 9th Grade Students, Two Workshops and Gratitude

I had the pleasure recently of leading a pair of workshops for 9th graders, about 90% of them Latinos from San Francisco Bay Area schools. The occasion was the Puente Program Northern California regional conference at the spectacular University of … Continue reading

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A Teaching Moment About the Green Economy

Thanks to my new friend and fellow author, Mariela Dabbah, I have been blessed with the opportunity to contribute to the Huffington Post. I’ll be writing for Latino Voices and relevant content will also crosspost to the Green section. Enjoy … Continue reading

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Celebrating, a little bit, the Uptick in Latino College Enrollment

My Twitter-loving friends have been abuzz about the recent Pew Hispanic Center Research report that announced 24% Growth in Hispanic College Enrollment from 2009 to 2010. Overall sentiment “It’s Not Enough.” My tweet on this topic: “It’s not enough by … Continue reading

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Immigration or Innovation? What Do We Want Americans to Think about When They Hear ‘Latino’?

This post first appeared at PowerfulLatinas.com today, after my friend Aurelia Flores asked me to write for her August theme of  immigration. While I initially resisted the idea (because I’m helping mainstream America see that Latinos care about so many … Continue reading

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Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge Updated

Ahead of the launch of Latinnovating, I posted the “Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge.” This is my wake-up call to all Americans, with shocking, absolute, meaningful numbers that truly depict the current crisis and future consequence of America’s fastest growing … Continue reading

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