Category Archives: Community

Houston Can Help New Americans Thrive


What an exciting time to be in Houston: we live in one of the fastest-growing cities in the country with substantial demographic changes taking place within less than one generation. Houston, with its vibrant patchwork of immigrant communities, offers a glimpse of what the United States will look like in a not-toodistant future. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, immigrants […]

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United Way Develops a Program To Engage the Hispanic Community


The Hispanic Outreach Program at the Montgomery County United Way (MCUW) was launched in response to the tremendous growth in the county’s Hispanic population. The program aims to address the educational, health, and financial needs of the Hispanic community; to connect them with volunteer opportunities, and to assist other non-profit organizations in better serving the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Outreach […]

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UDLAP Presented The First Edition of the Global Impunity Index


San Antonio, TX.- By invitation from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista, President of Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) presented the first edition of the Global Impunity Index (IGI, from its acronym in Spanish) to San Antonio’s academics, businessmen […]

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Making the World a Better Place

ulie Martineau ― chair of the social organization United Way for Montgomery County

 “Diversity is a beautiful thing that brings so much richness” With her typical passion, energy and happiness Julie Martineau ― chair of the social organization United Way for Montgomery County ― welcomed Connexion W into her office to talk about the organization’s goals and expectations, at a time when the area is experiencing important social and economic changes. Martineau, who […]

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Saving Lives

Embarcación con migrantes

“I just wish to live”, is the phrase that echoes into the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Exclusive Interview with Martin Xuereb, MOAS Director Raising humanity’s awareness is part of the work the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), does every day. MOAS is a social organization, internationally recognized for their hard work saving lives, with their boat Phoenix in the […]

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An Unlikely Coalition for Immigration Reform


America prides itself on being a nation of immigrants. Immigrant traditions and contributions strengthen our nation culturally, economically, intellectually and spiritually. But as immigrants’ contributions have evolved, and as our demographics here in Texas and across the country have changed, our immigration system has not kept up. Political polarization has trumped the need for commonsense immigration reform. Immigration is not […]

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Companies join project’s efforts to facilitate citizenship for employees

MDC-Application Session-5.22.14

The nonprofit National Immigration Forum is looking for companies willing to offer their employees information and services for obtaining citizenship through the free services of its New American Workforce program. This is an effort that values diversity in the workplace. “We go to the headquarters of the companies and offer free advice for obtaining citizenship. We provide free legal services […]

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