Stepping up to Hispanic Leadership

6 10 2009

Stepping up to lead is not an easy task. It takes courage, commitment and ganas, especially in this town. Yes, it’s hard to step up when there aren’t a lot of us in leadership roles in this community. Just look at the make-up of our City Council (1 Hispanic) and the make-up of our boards in the nonprofit sector. But we must step up if we want to change our representation and tackle the issues facing our community.  That’s exactly what my friend and Futuro Fund co-hort, Raul Alvarez is doing.  Raul knows that we all have a role to play and he’s doing his part for Austin; from community organizer to Austin City Council member and now to Travis County Commissioner.  Raul is running for Travis County Commissioner Precinct 4 and he needs our support!  Let’s show Austin that Latinos are civicly involved and we have the people power and the ganas to lead this community!Raul's Photo

You’re invited to Raul Alvarez for Travis County Commissioner Precinct 4
Announcement & Campaign Kick-off!
“A Trusted Leader for Change”
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Juan in a Million Restaurant
2300 E. Cesar Chavez, 78702
Music by Mariachi Mexico Lindo

Hispanic Futures Conference

17 04 2009

Don’t miss out on the tomorrow’s Hispanic Futures Conference.  AISD is getting on the ball con los Latinos (about time right?).  The initiative, headed up by Margarita A. Decierdo at the Department of Diversity & Intercultural Relations brings together Hispanic families to engage in connecting & learning. Check out the details from their press release.


AISD Press Release
“College, Technology and the Workforce of the 21st Century” is the theme for the next Hispanic Futures Conference, organized in partnership with Austin Community College. The conference will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Austin Community College Riverside campus, located at 1020 Grove Blvd.
The conference, which will address technological/digital skills, leadership and college-ready literacy needed for success in the 21st Century, will feature speakers, workshops and information for students, teachers, parent support specialists and parents.

The conference is open to the public, and lunch, entertainment and transportation will be provided. For more information, contact the Department of Diversity and Intercultural Relations at either 414-0884 or 414-0365.