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Hispanics in Early Childhood Development Moderator: Hon. Nelson Castro, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Adriano Espaillat, NYS Senate Member Panelist: George Sheldon, Acting Secretary, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Dr. Jose Alejandro, Case Management Kindred HealthCare Reglan George, Executive Director , DC 1707 AFSCME Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director of New Vision for Children and Families […]

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¬†Healthcare: Long Term and Chronic Healthcare Trends. SOMOS Spring 2012 Health Care Workshop – Part 1 from Somos New York on Vimeo. Spring SOMOS Health Care Workshop – Part 2 from Somos New York on Vimeo. Spring SOMOS Health Care Workshop – Part 3 from Somos New York on Vimeo. Spring SOMOS Health Care Workshop […]

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To accommodate many requests for the slideshow presentation from the United States Census Bureau at the “Despedida” breakfast during our 25th Anniversary SOMOS Conference, we have posted the materials below for your convenience. Somos – Measuring Hispanics in NY Please click here to download the actual PDF file if you are unable to see the […]

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Members of the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force held a press conference calling Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to make Dream Act/Dream Fund priorities in the 2012 budget. This Dream Act/ Dream Fund legislation will allow undocumented students under certain qualifications to […]

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Health care and access to health care are generally poorest for racial and ethnic minorities. As the U.S population become more racially and ethnically diverse, disparities in our health care system still reflect inefficiencies, ineffectiveness, and inequalities. The deadliest disease in America lies in the minds and societal norms that allow racism at the individual, […]

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Foreclosure Crisis in New York State The New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force met with representatives from Legal Services NYC, Neighborhood Works Alliance and Better Neighborhoods to discuss the foreclosure crisis in our state and how the budget cut may lead to more homeowners losing their home. Watch the video below […]

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The New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force met with Dr. Ricardo Fernandez, President of Lehman College and Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph, President of Bronx Community College to listen to the investment that the two colleges are making on improving the quality of education as well as updating equipment, technology and […]

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Nearly 40 percent of our high school students in America fail to graduate. Conversely, the drop out rate in countries such as Singapore is 3 percent. There is an urgent need to address this problem. However, we all need to understand the problem before we can address it. Please see below for the fact sheets […]

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