Join Us For The Coca-Cola #ForTheDream Education Bilingual Twitter Party! @CocaCola #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Dime Media and Coca-Cola.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.     I can still remember all of the educational goals and dreams that I started mapping out for bot of my sons from as early as when they were in my womb.  Education is a central focus among Latino families with so many planning for their child to be the first to attend college in the United States. This summer Coca-Cola and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund teamed up to make a difference and help more families achieve their education goals. The #ForTheDream program is helping Latino families and students prepare, plan and pay for their college education, and raising awareness of the college resources available to them.     Through this summer’s #ForTheDream movement Coca-Cola will donate $1 for every social post up to $10,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship! To add to the excitement Coca-Cola is also hosting the #ForTheDream … [Read more...]

Uncap Their Future-College Scholarships For Latino Students! #DestapaSuFuturo

    It is extremely difficult, as an educator, to see students not reaching their full academic potential due to a lack of finances.  Unfortunately, this is the case for many Latino students who forego attending college due to the financial burden that it will place on their families.  It is simply heartbreaking to see young and talented Latinos deferring their dreams and goals due to financial limitations.     From as far back as I could remember, I knew that I wanted to go to college to become a teacher.  In Latin culture, family is very important and children often spend a lot of quality time with extended family members such as cousins and aunts and uncles.  In my family, I spent a lot of time with my Aunt Maria.  She was a Special Education teacher for many years and would take me to her school to visit her classroom whenever I had a day off from school.     As a result, I got to see how much of an impact a teacher has on the lives of her students.  It made me realize that this … [Read more...]