Community Spotlight: The Peninsula College Fund


The Peninsula College Fund mission is to empower low-income, first generation college students to graduate and obtain a job that aligns with their career goals. The program has recently expanding their service area to include partner schools located in East Side San Jose. Learn more about how you can help with the wonderful work the program is doing to help first generation underserved college students via scholarships, mentorship and professional development!

AdChoices ARTS & CULTURE 03/17/2017 02:16 pm ET Frida Kahlo’s Many Self Portraits Are Now Emoji, Or Rather, FridaMoji


We love these emojis inspired by Frida Kahlo’s many self portraits.

Modern Latina’s Dress for Success Drive – October 25-29, 2016


Do you have some suits in your closet that don’t fit you anymore? Perhaps you are just looking to update your work look and need to make space? Now you can help another woman enter the workforce by donating any professional work attire as part of Modern Latina’s Dress for Success Drive from October 25-29, 2016.

Teatro Visión’s Macario October 13-23, 2016


Save the date for Teatro Visión’s 4th annual production of Macario from October 13-23, 2016. The classic Day of the Dead story told through music and dance, spectacle and song.

Dia de Los Muertos – A time of power, reflection, and celebration


We are extremely honored to feature Juana Bordas as Modern Latina’s #LoveYourLife contributor. Juana is the author of two award winning books: Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age and The Power of Latino Leadership. Juana shares the spiritual significance of Latinas connecting to our antepasados and the power of our ancestry.

Francisco and Laura Jiménez Breaking Through Scholarship

Image courtesy of Santa Clara University.

Francisco and Laura Jiménez Reception Fundraiser for an endowed scholarship in their honor established by the Chicano/Latino Alumni Association. Reception will be held October 7, 2016 at 3:30pm at the Santa Clara University St. Ignatius Lawn.

Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San José State


September 15 through October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize the contributions of Latino Americans and celebrate the heritage and traditions of Latino culture. This month we are highlighting Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San José State, a student organization that has been celebrating Mexican culture through traditional dance for the last 14 years.

Sandra Cisneros Awarded a National Medal of Arts By President Obama

President Barack Obama presents author Sandra Cisneros with the 2015 National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, September 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / Getty Images

Congratulations to pioneering Latina writer Sandra Cisneros for receiving the 2015 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities by President Obama. Cisneros is one of 12 recipients who were awarded with the National Medal of the Arts.

SJSU Latino Alumni Network presents the Latino Vote Event 10/4/16


The SJSU Latino Alumni Network presents The Latino Vote event on Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8pm in MLK Library Meeting Room 225. The panel discussion will focus on the impact and importance of the Latino vote. Onsite voter registration will be available for those eligible to vote.

Luis Valdez to be Awarded the 2015 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities by President Obama


Felicidades Luis Valdez and all recipients who will be awarded the 2015 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities by President Obama.