Telemundo NOLA covered a story on VAYLA and Southern Poverty Law Center and how we sent letters to schools in Orleans Parish asking them to stop discriminatory practices against immigrant children during the enrollment process starting next year. Thank you to our community organizer (Cristi), community member (Ms. Maria), and Jennifer
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN LOUISIANA Asian American Election Protection and Poll Monitoring Defending Asian American Voting Rights Trainings Sessions are on Thursday, October 23 2 p.m. – Cotton, Schmidt & Abbot, 650 Poydras St, Suite 2810, New Orleans, LA 70130 6 p.m. – VAYLA, 13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129 AALDEF
From NPR: Last June, 13-year-old Yashua Cantillano and his 11-year-old brother, Alinhoel, left their uncle’s home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with a change of clothes in plastic bags, some snacks, water and their mother’s phone number scribbled on a piece of paper. Their guide and protector? Seventeen-year-old Sulmi Cantillano, their step-sister.
From the bestcolleges.com website: Minority students have long been underrepresented at U.S. colleges and universities. There are many complex reasons for lower enrollment and graduation rates among minority students, not the least of which is financial hardship and lack of access to traditional educational support networks. In an effort to