National Preparedness Month
September is known as National Preparedness month.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created the observance month to encourage Americans to prepare their homes, businesses, schools and communities for disasters of all kinds. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has joined with more than 6,000 federal, tribal, state and local coalition members from across the
country to encourage this initiative nationwide. National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Advertising Council. For more information, visit:
What U.S. Hispanic Moms Want
According to a study done by Discovery Familia, 76 percent of Hispanic moms look to be an an inspiration for their children. The extensive study was conducted in partnership with C+R Research and Latino Eyes in order to develop clearer insights into the evolving needs and expectations of the Hispanic mom from healthcare, purchasing habits to education.
Other findings showed that the Hispanic mom would like to see more shows related to Parenting (50 percent) Health and Nutrition (46 percent), Fitness (43 percent) and Do It Yourself (40 percent).Discovery Familia aims at educating others about Hispanic women, their attitudes, behaviors and insights. To read more about the study,visit:
Life Insurance Ownership Lowest Among Hispanics
A new study has found that Hispanics have the lowest rates of life insurance ownership when compared to other ethnic groups. In fact, while 70 percent of Hispanic consumers agree that they personally need life insurance, only 54 percent of Hispanics say they own it. Of the Hispanics who have life insurance coverage more than one in five (22 percent) feel that their coverage is inadequate.These findings were released by the nonprofit LIFE Foundation and LIMRA.
To learn more about the study,visit:
Getting 10,000 Latinos into College
New Futuro, a Chicago-based startup, and Allstate Insurance Company announced an unprecedented partnership dedicated to helping Latino families get their students into college and beyond. In addition, New Futuro has partnered with other non-profits, education institutions and corporate citizens to ensure the success of the program. To learn more about the program, visit:
LITERARY CORNER: Under the Mesquite
Garcia McCall’s new novel titled Under the Mesquite, tells a story about a young teenage girl named Lupita, who is coping with the idea of her mother having cancer. After an operation, things seem to return to normal for Lupita and her family. However, when her mother’s cancer returns, her father doesn't know whether he should accompany his wife during her long convalescence at an out of town cancer clinic or stay home to care for Lupita and her seven brothers and sisters.
Suddenly, being a high school student, dealing with difficult friends, starring in the school play, even writing become less important to Lupita than doing whatever it takes to save her mother’s life.
With the cool weather kicking in, what better way to welcome it than with a warm sweet potato and chili soup!

1 Onion, roughly chopped
1 red chili, finely chopped
1 tsp of ground coriander
2 crushed garlic cloves
750g of cut sweet potatoes
75g Gruyere cheese, grated
A pinch of paprika
1. Melt a knob of butter in a large pan, add the onion, chili, coriander and garlic and cook for about 8 minutes until softened. Add the sweet potato and cook for a few more minutes. Bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 minutes until the potato is soft.
2. Mash, or blend if you want a smooth soup. Season and serve with a sprinkling of cheese and a pinch of paprika.


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2011 Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund
Nov 16 Washington, D.C.
September Events
National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP) Job Fair
Sept 28 Atlanta, GA
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October Events
Latino Authors & Writers Conference
Oct 1 New York, NY.
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National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Fuerza! Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers
Oct 11-12 Chicago, IL.
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National Society of Hispanic MBAS
Oct 13-15 Anaheim, CA.
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National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) Annual Convention & Business Expo
Oct 19-22 Las Vegas, NV.
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Annual Conference
Oct 26-30 Anaheim, CA.
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Did You Know…

That more than one in four Latinos, 28 percent or13 million, is at risk of hunger? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a new report this week that found alarming food insecurities among minorities. The report also found that nearly one-third of Latino children, 32 percent, or five million, are living in food insecure households. To learn more, visit:

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