Despite the fact that New York City is known for the diversity of its people, growing up as immigrant youth in this colorful city is not so easy. Limited opportunities due to language barriers, immigration status, family separation, work responsibilities, trauma or lack of support are some of the various factors that constantly affect the lives of many young immigrants.
As we move forward in our endeavors, we will forever remember the lives of those slain and the loss their families have experienced. While we pray that their hearts and minds will one day know peace, we pledge to aggressively continue our efforts so that these types of prayers will one day become unnecessary.
Don't lose who you are. It may sound like simple advice, but it can help set you on the right path for your professional journey. I tell soon-to-be-graduates about to embark on their first jobs, as well as those who have several years of work experience: "You were hired for a reason. You were selected among a pool of qualified candidates for what you bring to the position and you need to stay true to yourself."
In the Classroom: 101 Ways to Rock Your World was written as a gift to teachers -- new ones and the ones who have been in the trenches for years. Where would anyone of us be without a teacher at some point in our lives?
Day after day, public school leaders and educators perform acts of heroism. It's not the kind of heroism that makes headlines or gets social media attention, but it's heroism, nonetheless.
I've been around for quite a while now, always preaching the benefits of real estate investment for control of your own life and financial future. I've done well, my students have done well, and real estate investing is certainly high profile these days.
I am an idealist and I fight for what I believe in, but I am also a realist. Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be elected president.
Lumina Foundation is the only national foundation that has a sole commitment to increasing and enhancing post secondary access and success. Our main focus is to increase the number of Americans who are able to obtain high quality degrees and credentials.
If we are to support youth as they exercise higher levels of personal freedom and social responsibility, the parameters of engagement and mobilization can no longer be set by and for adults. How can we then support youth social action in a synergistic and compassionate manner?