Aida Levitan, Ph.D, APR - is the 2006 Royal Palm Award honoree. The Chapter will also present $2,500 scholarships to four outstanding students in South Florida.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) recently announced that María Elena Salinas, Univision’s Emmy-award winning co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News), will be awarded the 2006 Intrepid Award.

El Diario/La Prensa in New York will host the 3rd annual “El” Awards at the Grand Havana Room this Fall. The “El” Awards were first produced in 2004 to recognize Latinos who are high achievers in their chosen fields.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 2006 recipients of the “Leaders in Spanish-Language Television” Awards, which included Univision’s Fernando Arau, co-host of “Despierta América” (Wake Up America); María Elena Salinas, co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” (Univisi

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to encourage the adoption of older children and teens from foster care.

With paint rollers in hand and plenty of elbow grease to spare, thirty teenagers from local community centers pitched in to help beautify the Vermont Ave. headquarters of another youth-serving organization during the annual L.A. Works volunteer day, held Saturday, June 3. The event was sponsored in part by the Majestic Realty Foundation.

This year's "Women Helping Women Award" presented by the Hispanic Professional Women's Association (HPWA) honored several women including two National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) members at the 4th National Annual Convention and Exhibition of Mexicans Abroad for 2006.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., announced its participation in the We Are America Alliance, a nationwide alliance of key immigrant, grassroots, labor, local, statewide, and national organizations which was lau

photo by  Arturo Escobar

If a beautiful woman walked by a construction site on May 1st, she heard no whistles; no one showed up to work that morning.

I was commissioned by one of my clients to gather footage, shoot photos and record opinions of as many marching immigrants as I could. I was mentally prepared to get there, cover the project and hopefully still make it to the gym! In fact, I was ready for the expected: angry immigrants and union leaders declaring their resentments, screaming their hatred.

The United States Hispanic Advocacy Association (USHAA), which provides advocacy and information on behalf of the more than 42 million Hispanic consumers, supports the planned National Day of Economic Action. On behalf of all Hispanic immigrants, Luis J.

MANA, A National Latina Organization (MANA), announced their partnership with P&G and its Tide brand to organize “Tide Thank You” financial education workshops to help empower Hispanic women and recognize the important role they play in ensuring their families’ well-being.

The AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., is promoting the development of young Latin American entrepreneurs by funding an innovative, technology-based program with a US$75,000 grant to Junior Achievement Worldwide.

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America announced its national awards program for young Hispanic entrepreneurs entitled “Latino Entrepreneurial Award of Distinction” (LEAD). The program is designed to recognize the entrepreneurial and community efforts of Latino students ages 12 to 18 and marks the expansion of Guardian’s Hispanic initiative.

The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) will honor Tere Zubizarreta, President and CEO of Zubi Advertising, one of the largest independent Hispanic advertising agencies in the U.S., with its "Spirit of Leadership" award at its annual luncheon on February 11th in Orlando, FL. Mrs. Zubizarreta was chosen for the esteemed award for her significant accomplishments in the automotive advertising industry and her innumerous contributions to the Hispanic community.

Rita Elizondo has joined the National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) as the National Director. In this capacity, Elizondo, in collaboration with the board of directors, will lead the organization’s strategic direction and fundraising efforts.