Esperanza launches College Mentoring
January 5, 2017: Esperanza, Inc. has launched its
College Mentoring Program to help improve the success of
area college students. The program, funded through a grant
from the Business of Good Foundation, will match up
to 100 students with Cleveland area mentors to help navigate
the cultural, academic, financial and career challenges of
the college years.
LATINAS IN THENEWS:
DR. DIANE N. DE HOYOS
Dr. Diane N.
daughter of the late Esteban De Hoyos Sr. and the
late María De Hoyos, of Genoa, Ohio, received her
Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University
of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas on December 10,
Wayne State University, Arab
American National Museum to partner for Kellogg Foundation's
National Day of Racial Healing, Jan. 17
the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Wayne State
University and the Arab American National Museum (AANM)
are collaborating with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
and more than 130 organizations on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
for a National Day of Racial Healing.
US auto sales hit a record 17.55M in
2016, led by SUVs
DURBIN, AP Auto Writer
DETROIT, Jan. 4,
2017 (AP): U.S. consumers bought a record number of new cars
and trucks in 2016. A repeat performance in 2017 could be a
Michigan partly covers Flint water
bills another 3 months
LANSING, Jan. 4,
2017 (AP): Flint residents and businesses will continue
qualifying for state-funded credits on their water bills
under a budget measure enacted in mid-December.
Funds could rid Michigan schools of
Native American mascots
LANSING, Jan. 4,
2017 (AP): A new agreement between the state of Michigan and
the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi could
give five schools more resources to change their Native
Wine Tasting series at the Toledo Zoo
Wine-down from your day with a wine
tasting on the wild side at the Toledo Zoo! Enjoy our
dynamic exhibits and animals while sipping wines from around
the globe. Make your reservations now for the Zoo’s first
wine-tasting event of the 2017 series on Friday, January 20,
from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Toledo Zoo’s Aquarium.
Have kids? Consider ‘ACT: Raising Safe Kids’
of “ACT: Raising Safe Kids” will begin January 24,
2017, at Children’s Resource Center [1045 Klotz Road,
Bowling Green]. The free course teaches parents with young
children positive forms of discipline and how to deal with
tantrums and fights.
Toledo’s Club Taino, Clevelanders
celebrate ‘3 Kings’
Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent
roughly 100 couples and their families celebrated one of
Puerto Rico’s most popular holiday traditions Saturday
evening Jan. 7, 2017 at the annual Three Kings Day
Celebration. Club Taino
its 21st annual observance of Día de Reyes
at L’Ambiance Banquet Hall.
Toledo Ballet awarded grant from
Toledo Community Foundation
January 4, 2017: Toledo Ballet has received a
grant from the Toledo Community Foundation’s Walleye
Wishing Well Fund to implement a dance program at the
Boys and Girls Club of Toledo in the fall of 2017. The
program will take place at the Boys and Girls Club’s Homer
New Job & Family Services Director
TOLEDO: On Monday, January 9, 2017, the Board of Lucas
County Commissioners unanimously approved the
appointment of Michelle Niedermier as the new Job
& Family Services Director. Ms. Niedermier has served as
interim director since August of 2016 and has been employed
at Lucas County Job and Family Services since July 2005.
new Internships created for LCCC
An anticipated 60 new, paid internships will be created
during the 2017-2018 academic year at Lorain County
Community College (LCCC) thanks to a two-year, $127,020
Career Ready Internship Grant from
Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates.
Tri-C hosts 40th Annual Dr.
King Celebration on Jan. 15
Jan. 9, 2017:
Community College (Tri-C®)
will host its 40th annual birthday observance of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 15, at the State Theatre at
Unison attacks the Drug Abuse Epidemic
TOLEDO, Dec. 22,
2016: Unison Behavioral Health Group, in
partnership with Mercy Health and support from the
Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, has announced
the creation of a treatment facility to address the growing
opioid addiction issue in Toledo.
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Documentary film: Lourdes University offers Ava DuVernay’s 13th
Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 7 p.m., Lourdes University offers
a free showing of 13th, an original Netflix documentary directed
by Ava DuVernay.
Toledo Public Schools hosts High School Open House, Jan. 12th
Kevin Milliken, La
Toledo Public Schools
officials hope to draw back some departed Latino and other students by throwing
open the doors at its high schools to show students and families the results of
a multi-year transformation plan conducted district-wide.
Alan Bannister rejoins Mayor’s team
Jan. 9, 2017: Alan
Bannister rejoined Toledo Mayor Paula-Hicks-Hudson’s team in his former
position of executive assistant. He will be working to increase civic
engagement, small business, and smart cities initiatives in Toledo. According
to the mayor, Mr. Bannister will also guide a new focus on performance.
UT president, Toledo mayor encourage
community to attend MLK Unity Celebration
University of Toledo President Sharon L. Gaber and Toledo
Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson invite students and families
throughout the northwest Ohio region to the 2017 Martin
Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration.