From Immigrant to College Grad

So many immigrants find learning English daunting as well as exhausting. It’s often difficult to find the time to commit to English classes when working many hours and trying to raise a family. But Elodia Lopez is a testament to … Read More

Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Lawyers

A Diversity Spectrum article finds that the issue isn’t in recruiting lawyers from diverse backgrounds, it’s getting them to stay. And with the Census Bureau’s projection that 47% of all Americans will be Hispanic, black, or Asian, the law profession … Read More

Workplace Bullying Worse Than Sexual Harassment

I’m well-aware of how insidious bullying is in schools. I’ve seen youth terrifed to go to school, youth who snap and attack those who torment them, a prevailing attitude of getting back at those who bully with physical violence, and … Read More

Culturally Competent Mental Health Program in California

John F. Kennedy University is poised to begin a ground-breaking Master’s program focused on offering culturally appropriate training for future licensed therapists who wish to cater to Latinos.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel article is spot-on in its description of the … Read More

Chain Offers Menu in Spanish

Bennigan’s Gril & Tavern has just started offering its menu in Spanish at its 310 locations. The chain hopes that this will be the business move needed to reach out to Spanish-speaking customers, as they are the fastest growing consumer … Read More

A Nation of American Polygots?

Katie Hunter offers commentary on Barack Obama’s suggestion that we start teaching our children Spanish in Juan Guillermo Tornoe’s Hispanic Trending blog. No matter how loudly people protest the phenomenon of “press 1 for English, press 2 for Spanish,” the … Read More

Seven Signs of Work Bias

Research tells us that a company which keeps cultural competence at the forefront has lower turnover, a higher level of buy-in, and a reflection of diversity throughout all levels of management. Steven L. Robbins offers seven signs that the contrary … Read More

Foreign-Trained Health Professionals Get Help in RI

Combine a highly trained population of recent immigrants with a shortage of health professionals in Rhode Island. Seems like a perfect match for filling the need for health care professionals while allowing immigrants to work in their field, doesn’t it? … Read More

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