2008 winning essay revealed "disappointing truth"From the Nashville-based non-profit Conexion Americas, in conjunction with its 2009 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:
Read last year's winning essay "Dreams of Home in Both Places" by Dulce Torres, followed by comments by Conexion Americas Executive Director Renata Soto about the "disappointing truth" it revealed.
'Orgullo Hispano' AwardConexion Americas is calling for nominations for the second annual 'ORGULLO HISPANO' Award. The award will recognize three Latino adults or young people who have been persistently but quietly working to better their immediate community --neighborhood, school, workplace, nonprofit or civic organization.
Nominate your Unsung Hero
Deadline to submit nominations is September 15, 2009.
Click here for guidelines and nomination form (English/Spanish).
'My Latino Roots, My American Dream'Conexion Americas is inviting high school students in Middle Tennessee to participate in the second annual Young Latino Writers' Essay Contest. Young writers should address the theme "My Latino Roots, My American Dream."
Calling Young Latino Writers for Essay Contest
Entries must be submitted by September 15, 2009.
Click here for essay contest guidelines (English/Spanish).