Monthly archives for January, 2008

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is offering scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. Information is available online at WWW.HSF.NET.   Last year HSF gave out over $26.5 million to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate level college students.  General eligibility requirements are as follows: Be of Hispanic heritage Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate…

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Jim Wallis in New York City

By David Ramos Yesterday the Rev. Luis Alvarez, Rev. Orlando Crespo, Rev. Gabriel Salguero and I of the Latino Leadership Circle attended a luncheon at "The God Box" sponsored by the New York Faith & Justice and the New York Theological Seminary which featured author and activist Jim Wallis of Sojouners.  Jim spoke about his…

Tsunami’s Wake

By David Ramos Recently I watched two different television presentations on the tragic tsunami that occurred on December 26th, 2004. People with handheld video cameras caught the terror on film as the tsunami barreled down streets engulfing people, tearing up trees, dragging cars, and plummeting every weakly constructed building in its path. Lamentably many who…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. on Love

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." Martin Luther King, Jr. On this special day the Latino Leadership Circle salutes the enormous contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the cause of justice for all.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Seeks Hispanics for Congressional Internships and Fellowships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premier Hispanic educational and youth leadership development organization, launched a national campaign to recruit Hispanic students — undergraduate and graduate — for its nationally recognized youth development leadership programs.  For the first time, applications for CHCI’s 2008 Congressional Internship, Public Policy Fellowship, Graduate &…

Henri Nouwen on Leadership

"Too often I looked at being relevant, popular, and powerful as ingredients of an effective ministry.  The truth, however, is that these are not vocations but temptations.  Jesus asks, "Do you love me?"  Jesus sends us out to be shepherds, and Jesus promises a life in which we increasingly have to stretch out our hands…