Education

Students Deserve a Fighting Chance #healthyedu Thumbnail Students Deserve a Fighting Chance #healthyedu Thumbnail

This post is part of the National School Lunch Week with Healthy Food! A MomsRising Blog Carnival. Take a moment to read and comment on this and other thoughtful blogs, then tell MomsRising your story. Our stories, yours and mine, are powerful and are what led administrators to set these rules in place. His morning [...]

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Pick Up School Supplies at Staples + $25 Giveaway #StaplesHasIt Thumbnail Pick Up School Supplies at Staples + $25 Giveaway #StaplesHasIt Thumbnail

The author received sample products to facilitate this review/giveaway. However, this in no way influenced the author's opinions. Her love of Staples was established years ago. Now that my sons have started school, I've received classroom shopping lists. From crayons to pencils, paper to binders,  anti-bacterial lotion and even toilet tissue, many schools lack the [...]

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“Haz La U” (“Make the U”) Scholarship for Hispanic High School Students Thumbnail “Haz La U” (“Make the U”) Scholarship for Hispanic High School Students Thumbnail

At Latina On a Mission, we know the value of an education! It not only opens minds, it opens doors. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to share with you some information about the “Haz la U” Scholarship for Hispanic high school students, in the hopes that it will encourage them on their [...]

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Student Loan Secret Weapon: SALTMoney.org + #Giveaway Thumbnail Student Loan Secret Weapon: SALTMoney.org + #Giveaway Thumbnail

My oldest son is in college. Although he received a full scholarship to cover his tuition, we still had to take out loans for room and board. It was a daunting task and at times felt overwhelming. For many, the student loan process can be very confusing. Often times it’s not exactly clear what the [...]

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5 Free Online College Board Events for Hispanic Families Thumbnail 5 Free Online College Board Events for Hispanic Families Thumbnail

One of my self-imposed missions is to help others obtain a college education; as  result, whenever I discover information that will assist others toward that mission I am happy to share it here on Latina On a Mission. Recently, I learned that the College Board is offering free online college guidance events every month through [...]

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Kmart’s Latina Smart Summer Internship Program Thumbnail Kmart’s Latina Smart Summer Internship Program Thumbnail

In 2011, Kmart launched Latina Smart on Facebook. Shortly after, Kmart announced the $25,000 Latina Smart Fund. This year, the program was re-formatted to meet the needs of the ever-changing business landscape for women and minorities, namely Latinas. Latina Smart's newest program is an amazing career building opportunity consisting of a ten (10) week PAID [...]

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Six (6) New K-1 #NYC Charter Schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan Thumbnail Six (6) New K-1 #NYC Charter Schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan Thumbnail

I believe that smaller classrooms, impassioned teachers and involved parents play a huge role in a child's education. I also believe that a love of learning can, and should be, instilled in children at a very young age. As a result, I am always on the look out for good opportunities for Latina On a [...]

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I returned to college after having my first child. Because of lack of funding, it took me almost ten years to complete my degree; however, this need not be the case for you.  "Sueña Sin Límites” (‘Dream Without Limits’) is providing mothers with an invaluable opportunity, a scholarship that will help 6 mothers and 6 high school seniors planning to attend an accredited U.S. university [...]

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RMHC®/HACER® National Scholarship Program Thumbnail RMHC®/HACER® National Scholarship Program Thumbnail

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela In this day and age, education is the key needed to open opportunities and possibilities. It transforms a person's world! Knowing this, I'm always so excited to share scholarship opportunities with you, my readers. If you can not use the [...]

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Latina On a Mission Movie Review – Won’t Back Down Latina On a Mission Movie Review – Won’t Back Down

Won’t Back Down, a family-friendly film on the shared mission of parents, teachers and kids. Won't Back Down, a 20th Century Fox film featuring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Holly Hunter, was inspired by actual events. The movie follows two determined mothers looking to transform their children's failing inner-city school, and shows how they risk [...]

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