On the eve of the Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) – Charlotte Chapter Health & Wellness Tweet Up and Panel Discussion, we’d like to say MUCHAS GRACIAS to our sponsors Carolinas HealthCare System and Latorre Insurance Group. These two organizations were instrumental in making this event a success. Carolinas HealthCare System provided the conference room space as an in-kind donation. Deborah Neffa Creech, who will also sit on our panel, secured the room for for us. Richard Latorre, President of Latorre Insurance Group, made a donation to underwrite the cost of the food and beverage for tomorrow’s event.
Equally important are the panelists who are taking time out of their busy schedules to share important information as it relates to health & wellness in the Latino community. To our panelists, Deborah Neffa Creech, Carlos Martinez, Daniel Valdez and Adrienne Woods, you all are superstars and we can’t thank you enough for providing us what we know will be dynamite presentations.
Through the support of Carolinas HealthCare System, Latorre Insurance Group, community leaders and volunteers, Latinos In Social Media and Charlotte get to reap the benefits of having such dedicated individuals a part of our organization. And lastly, thanks to the national LATISM leadership for your words of encouragement as our new Charlotte chapter makes wonderful strides.
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow as we support the national LATISM mission of advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community!
From Bob Russell – Principal at Informal Learning Solutions – on the College Readiness panel. Here’s what he had to say regarding Latino youth, social media and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
- More than 50 million Latinos in the U.S.
- By 2040 more than 30% of Americans will be Latino
- We will need a lot more scientist and engineers to stay competitive on a global scale
- Only 8% of Latino undergraduate degrees are in STEM
- Only about 5% of our nation’s STEM workforce is Latino
- Keys to STEM success: great k-12 education, parental support, role models and mentors, peer support, access to info about college & STEM
This session at Latinos In Social Media 2011 reveals how some of the top educational leaders in the nation are using social media to influence educators and policy makers to build the next generation education system.
Panelists: Andres Henriquez, Carnegie Corporation; Sara Brown, President at Excelencia for Education; Robert Russell, Principal at Informal Learning Solutions.
ANDRES HENRIQUEZ - Carnegie Corporation
- 30% of our young people in urban schools drop out of schools
- US has fallen from 1st to 12th in the share of 25-34 year old adutls with postsecondary education
- LATINOS IN K-12 – if we start with 100 Latinos in elementary school, 48 drop out and 52 graduate; Of 52 who graduate, 31 enroll in college
- One Solution: Work around common core standards and common assessments – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC)
SARA BROWN – Excelencia in Education
- Latino Student Success in Higher Education – Latinos are the 2nd largest racial/ethnic group…and growing; youngest racial / ethnic group; lower educational attainment; future workforce and civic leadership
- Latinos today are: first generation college-goers, enrolled part time; attending community colleges; commuting to college; enrolled at colleges close to where they live; working off campus while enrolled in college; completing college in nontraditional paths
- Programs offered – Example of Excelencia, Growing What Works, ALASS
Next up is Robert Russell with Informal Learning Solutions.
The official launch of the Charlotte Chapter of Latinos In Social Media takes place tomorrow at SOCIAL MEDIA MASQUERADE! We are very fortunate to work with such an amazing group of volunteers and supporters, and would like to thank our in-kind donors for their time, talent and treasure. Your “apoyo” makes all the difference in our community and we look forward to spreading our message of advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community by facilitating professional networking, outreach and training initiatives.
SOCIAL MEDIA MASQUERADE IN-KIND DONORS:
Thanks again and we’ll see you all tomorrow at SOCIAL MEDIA MASQUERADE!!
The Latinos In Social Media Conference is quickly approaching and to sweeten the deal, LATISM is offering you three simple ways to save on the must attend social media conference of the year. Through our corporate partnerships, we’re able to provide you savings from airfare and hotel to discount on tickets! Take a look below and as always, if you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide information to you! And remember, stay up-to-date on LATISM information by visiting our Facebook page or website at www.latism.org.
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and use code: 24N1AX
Book through any of our Conference Partners and get UP TO 20% ON TICKET DISCOUNTS! Contact these individual organizations for details:
Did you know that 27…
…is a perfect cube and that there are exactly 27 straight lines on a cubic surface.
…is the atomic number of Cobalt and the atomic weight of Aluminum.
…is the highest level of knowledge in rupaloke (Buddhism).
…is symbolic in Feng Shui and says that keeping 27 identical coins in your house will help raise money.
…countries make up the European Union.
…concertos for pianoforte and orchestra were composed by Wolfgang Mozart.
…is the number of outs in a regulation baseball game for each team at all adult levels, including professional play.
…is the number of bones in the human hand.
…is the code for international direct-dial phone calls to South Africa.
…IS THE NUMBER OF DAYS LEFT UNTIL LATISM 2011!!
This post brought to you by the number 27.
Can you all believe we’re in October already!? Fall is right around the corner and even more importantly, the event we’ve all been anticipating the entire year is at our doorstep – LATINOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA 2011! We decided to have a acrostic fun with the Latism Charlotte (LATISM CHA) abbreviated name this morning and encourage other chapter directors or members to do the same. How creative can you get? Que tengan un buen fin de semana y nos vemos pronto en Chicago!!
L atinos In Social Media
A cross many backgrounds and philosophies
T akes many voices and unites them all
I nitiating positive change within communities
S howing the world that small acts, when joined together, make a difference
M otivating Latinos to take online conversations to offline action
C harismatic leaders who get things done
H aving fun and making personal and professional connections
A ll for the greater good