Education is, arguably, the most important issue of our times for Latinos. At a time when Latinos lead the dropout rates for High School graduation in the United States, it is essential that we unite to build awareness of this important topic among our LATISM community and most importantly, that we reach out to parents, educators and the general Latino population who may or may not be involved in social media.
Along with Technology, Health and Economic Empowerment for Latinos, Education is one of the “Four Pillars” of our LATISM mission. For this reason, when the Univision Network reached out to us to support the Es El Momento campaign, we readily jumped at the opportunity!
The response from our community has been overwhelming, as you will see below. LATISM is very proud and grateful to UNIVISION for the opportunity to support their campaign, and to our amazing community of bloggers and social media experts who have demonstrated their passion and commitment to this cause that is so very deserving of our support!
LATISM urges you to please follow our committed bloggers listed below, visit their blogs, comment, and share these pro-education blogs with your online and offline networks. Let’s spread this important message far and wide – together, we can help efforts to better the educational achievement of all Latinos/Hispanics: Es El Momento, LATISM!!
POSTS ON EDUCATION AND THE UNIVISION “ES EL MOMENTO” CAMPAIGN AROUND THE LATINO BLOGOSPHERE:
- The Key to Higher Education Lies in the Hands of Latino Parents by Chantilli Patiño @biculturalmom
- Improving Latino Graduation Rates Through Parental Involvement by María Lopez Castro @ToughCookieMom
- Education is Key & Univision’s Es El Momento Campaign by Alexandra EV @youngFabMama
- Es el Momento… de tomar la iniciativa en la educación de nuestros hijos por Denisse Icaza @Coupon_Chica
ABOUT ES EL MOMENTO
In February 2010, Univision Communications Inc. launched a comprehensive, multi-year national education initiative called Es El Momento (The Moment is Now) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, educators and civic and community leaders from around the country. Univision’s award-winning news anchor and author @JorgeRamosNews serves as the ambassador for the Es El Momento campaign. For more information, visit the Es el momento website.