As the number of Latinos in America continues to grow, the influence of Hispanic culture can be felt in everything from mainstream music to family mealtimes.

The Darden Restaurants Foundation announced it will award a grant to the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business to establish the first comprehensive diversity and business ethics endowment in Florida.

As part of a national effort by Visa U.S.A. to build financial literacy in students across the country and help bridge the digital divide, Visa U.S.A. donated a computer lab to Marshall High School in San Antonio.

Use of the Internet has become an increasingly important feature of the learning environment for teenagers both inside and outside the classroom.

The Advertising Council, People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF), the NAACP, and the Eastman Kodak Company launched a three-year national advertising campaign in Washington D.C. to encourage African American and Hispanic parents to become more involved in their children's education.

As part of the company's long-standing effort to promote responsible decision making, Miller Brewing Company announced the launch of "Hablemos Claro" (Let's Talk), a new Spanish-language guidebook designed to help Hispanic parents address issues of alcohol, underage drinking and responsible decis

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships to help women and minorities attend the Broadcast Leadership Training Program.

As schools prepare to open their doors once again, it is a good time to consider how this year can and should be different from previous years. Those who are part of the highest-performing 25 percent of students will have access to some of the world's finest free educational opportunities.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) announced that during the 2000-2001 academic year the organization awarded approximately $19.3 million in college scholarships.

To help Hispanics receive more information on health issues that affect them, local leaders recently joined Pfizer in launching its new health-awareness program--Sana La Rana Cuentos de Salud (Stories of Health)--and the 54 foot-long community-outreach vehicle (COV) that will deliver the program

Fifty-four percent of teenagers say they will do some of their own school supply shopping this year and 84% of teenagers indicate their mother or female guardian will help them.

Educators and others from throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean are being invited to attend the International Educational Congress 2002, which will focus on plans for the creation of Florida's first fully bilingual university.

Seven outstanding Hispanic high school students have been selected as recipients of the coveted Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards.

Ten outstanding Hispanic educators were each be presented with $25,000 as part of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards.

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