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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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Familia AND a Four Year Degree

This week I had the honor of presenting at National Hispanic University in East San Jose. NHU is hosting their annual Summer Bridge program for Trio students. This term refers to those students who are: from low-income families the first … Continue reading

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Putting the Kids into Military Flight Suits

My week ended with a fantastic experience at a charter school with a great name–the Making Waves Academy. I was invited to present to 70 “wave makers,” – 7th grade students, all Latino and African-American, enrolled in a summer program … Continue reading

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Mentoring Latinas

Today I was reminded that there are heroes among us, men and women who, more than most Americans, understand that young Latinos need mentors. Dr. Ellen Silber is one such person. Read this story of how her program in New … Continue reading

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Inspired by My Father I Became an Entrepreneur

I read a story this morning that rounded up the comments of several entrepreneurs who had been directly inspired by their fathers to start their own businesses. To honor my own father, Arturo TiscareƱo, and to encourage you to do … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing and Brainstorming with White House Leaders on Latino Education

Yesterday was a profoundly interesting day. I was invited to attend the #LATISM (Latinos in Social Media)-hosted #Latino2 event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain (Silicon Valley.) In one day, I was able to: enjoy a panel of six … Continue reading

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The Buzz around Latinnovating is Building

I finally had a quiet day to reflect on achieving the milestone of publishing and launching my first book. The members of my publishing team at Thrive Publishing took me out to dinner recently to celebrate. One of them reminded … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day

As I checked in with Facebook friends this morning, I was greeted with this wonderful picture, posted by my friend and Latinnovating star, Robert Zardeneta, Executive Director of LA CAUSA. Here’s the story of how one of our Cabinet members … Continue reading

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Launch Day at Stanford

It’s been a few days since this baby was debuted at Stanford, at the Second Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit. I am still processing the amazing events of the day, the new connections made and the new friends that … Continue reading

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Getting Latinnovating into the hands of Kids

This week I introduced my book at a Green Economy conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The very next day, I had the pleasure of presenting to my very first group of students in the nation, the students at Ellen Glasgow Middle … Continue reading

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