Univision Education Week 2013 #EsElMomento

There are few things I feel as stongly about as supporting Latino students in higher education. Having Latino students college-ready by the end of their high school careers is really a community effort. Even when they are ready to enter college, supporting them through college is another crucial piece to their success. How can we help our hermanitos/hermanitas who want and deserve to succeed through college? 

I'm happy to partner with Univsion and Latism (Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media) to spread the word about ¡Edúcate! Es el momento Semana de educación del 5 al 12 de Octubre.

Univision Education Week 2013 (October 5 – 12) helps to address the above challenges and many more. Under the slogan “El futuro es hoy/The Future is Now,” the weeklong initiative will focus on helping to better prepare students for higher education and will include a town hall meeting, community events, phone banks, and a lineup of special education-themed programming, leveraging the Univision Network, local TV and radio, and Univision’s digital properties to reach millions of U.S. Hispanics.

Some of the programming and topics will include:

  • Parents as First Teachers
  • Inspiring Women in Science
  • Golf as a Scholarship Opportunity
  • Young Warriors – Helping Boys Without Fathers Succeed
  • Teaching parents how to save for their kids' college education

On Saturday, October 5th, tune in to the Special Program El futuro es hoy/The Future is Now at 2:50pm/CST. This Education Town Hall took place live before a live studio audience made up of students, teachers and parents at UCLA. The panel consisted of distinguished educators, policymakers and community leaders such as:

  • Marcelo Suarez Orozco , Dean of Education at UCLA
  • Antonio Flores , President / CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
  • Michele Siqueiro s Executive Director, Campaign for College Opportunities
  • Dr. Ana Guzman , President, Santa Fe Community College
  • John Deasy , LAUSD Superintendent
  • Glenn Llopis , founder, Center for Hispanic Leadership
  • Mark Hugo López , Hispanic Research Director, Pew Research

Education Week officially kicks off in Los Angeles at “Feria de Educación Es El Momento” (Education Fair, It Is Time) on Saturday, October 5th taking place at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) with an expected attendance of over 50,000.

Check your local listings for all programming details. Visit Univision at www.eselmomento.com Follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtags #EsElMomento #Latism. If you have a question regarding Latinos in higher education, finanial aid, STEM, etc. use #EsElMomento in your tweet and tag @EsElMomento. The tweets embedded in this post were from the live webcast of El futuro es hoy/The Future is Now Education Town Hall.

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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