How NCLR STEM Is Creating Innovative Spaces for Latino Youth
By Cindy Zavala, NCLR Education Programs Associate
The Innovation Lab student groups at the 2016 NCLR Líderes Summit Bienvenida
Last month in Orlando, NCLR STEM held the Innovation Lab Showcase during this year’s NCLR Líderes Summit. The NCLR Innovation Lab is a program that inspires social entrepreneurship by encouraging students to tackle some of the most pressing needs in their communities. Finalists presented their innovation and product they designed to meet a need in their community. The student finalists were from four NCLR Affiliates: Conexión Américas, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, Gads Hill Center, and Sociedad Latina.
It’s back-to-school time and earlier this week, we joined the Health and Human Services Department and our friends at SaludToday for a twitter chat focused on what schools can do to help students get covered.
Fifty-one years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, securing the right to vote for millions who had been disenfranchised for far too long.
What better way to celebrate this signature law than by registering a friend to vote! Alejandra Quezada, one of our 2016 Vote Fellows, tells you how with our #LatinosVote app. Download it today to get registered!
Tomorrow, Aug. 17, we’re co-hosting a Twitter chat with Insure Kids Now, the Office of Minority Health, and SaludTodayfrom 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The chat will focus on how schools can help families in their community get health coverage. Use the hashtag #OurSalud to get in on the conversation or follow along below.
Follow these steps to properly fill out a DACA renewal
Now entering its fourth year, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has changed the lives of the 728,285 people who have received temporary protected status and work permits. And when it’s time to renew, it’s best to start the process early before your work permit expires.
Follow these steps from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to ensure that your DACA renewal process goes smoothly: Continue reading →