The Unidos Project in New Mexico is organizing the Albuquerque community to increase Latino student success

Washington, DC.- Excelencia in Education today released a new case study, “Community Organizing on Behalf of Latino Student Success: A Case Study of the Unidos Project in New Mexico,” describing an innovative, effective, sustainable, and culturally relevant community organizing approach to improve Latino student success.

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Jewish singles in Houston, Austin and other cities will be mixing and mingling at the 29th Annual Matzoball

Starting at a local bar at Boston University, where creator Andy Rudnick was bartending, the party was created to give Jewish singles, who usually don’t have a place to go on Christmas Eve, a place to party. Today, the Matzoball was grown from a local college town bar, to a nationwide event, connecting 50,000 young Jewish singles together since its inception. 

November 30, 2015.- On December 24th, Jewish singles will converge in cities across the U.S. for annual Matzoball parties, which USA TODAY has dubbed “The Number 1 Holiday Party of the Year.” While much of the world is observing Christmas Eve, hip Jewish singles in urban communities will be mixing and mingling at the 29th Annual Matzoball – a bunch of high end social events coordinated by The Society of Young Jewish Professionals.

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Storm Survivors in Texas Encouraged to Register for Disaster Assistance

The presidential disaster declaration of Nov. 25 makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in 15 counties: Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson.

Austin, TX.- November 28, 2015.- Texans who sustained damage or losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Oct. 22 through Oct. 31 can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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The Addict’s Mom UNEXPECTED HEROES: Stories of Love and Sacrifice in the Face of Addictio

Drafted Into an Unexpected Life, They Became Unexpected Heroes 

A compelling collection of sixty-four true stories by mothers who were faced with no other choice but to step directly into the line of fire to save the most innocent victims of the war against drugs —their grandchildren. The reader will get a unique glimpse into the world of these women where they forged ahead beyond the devastating impact of addiction on their own families with remarkable strength, determination and unwavering hope. 

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Less is more in Texas’ first two-letter license plate auction

How many times have you struggled to remember your state issued seven-character random letter/number license plate? Well, My Plates assures us that if you’re the successful bidder of one of these plates, then you won’t have that problem. Why? Because, they are E.Z to remember.  

October 23, 2015 (Austin, TX) Are you a DR or work in FX? Maybe you're from NY or CO or the UK. DO you want to hear something on the QT?  

Well, My Plates HQ is proving that less is more with the release of 20 coveted Two Letter license plate messages to be sold at auction.  

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Nielsen: Latinos 50+ are Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

New study finds that older Hispanics are growing in numbers and influence, playing a central role in the purchasing decisions of several generations

New York, USA.- October 20, 2015.- Hispanics over the age of 50 are a growing group in an increasingly younger multicultural society, and are exerting cultural, economic and political influence on the evolving U.S. mainstream, according to a Nielsen report released today.

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Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Professor of History in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, released his new book, “Leaders of the Mexican American Generation.”

Feminist Alice Dickerson Montemayor, San Antonio Attorney Gus García, Civil Rights Activist and Scholar Ernesto Galarza, are among the subjects of these biographies.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – October 15, 2015.- A Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi professor has published a rich collection of historical biographies that enlightens and enlivens our understanding of Mexican American history. Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Professor of History, has recently released his new book, Leaders of the Mexican American Generation.”

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Harte Research Institute (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and OCEARCH team up for unprecedented Gulf shark-tagging expedition

Divided among three nations — the U.S., Mexico and Cuba — each with different regulations, the Gulf is a large marine ecosystem where policy development and enforcement requires multinational cooperation. 

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas.- September, 28, 2015.- – The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit OCEARCH to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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10th year of identifying America’s top evidence-based programs at increasing Latino student success in higher education

Excelencia in Education adds 20 new programs to nation’s largest inventory of proven practices for accelerating degree completion among Latinos. Hillary Clinton video message recognizes 10 years of national initiative inspired by her work for Latino youth as First Lady

WASHINGTON – Elected officials and higher education leaders from across the country came together today in the nation’s capital for the announcement of the 2015 Examples of Excelencia, America’s top evidence-based programs that increase higher education achievement for Latino students. 

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