Number of Latinos and Hispanics in College on the Rise

The number of Latinos and Hispanics that are attending college and public schools are on the rise. According to CNN, in 2011, 16.5% of 18-24 year-old Latinos represented enrollment in about 2 million Latinos (Stats courtesy of Pew Hispanic Center#). This percentage seems to be on point with the rising number of Latinos in the United States population.

A contributing factor to this may be the fact that many colleges are teaching high school Latina women about new and exciting careers in the fields of science and technology. Portland Community College, in Portland, Oregon, is one of the colleges doing just that. They recently took about 120 Latina girls from neighboring high schools and spent the days teaching them how to everything from extract DNA to making robots. The purpose of taking these at-risk Latina 9th and 10th grade girls was to draw attention to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; also known as STEM#.

 These numbers represent the ever growing Latino/Hispanic community and here at, we are the connection to the fastest growing sector of the job market. Hispanic Americans are assets to employers as they make up more than 15% of the population. We allow employers to connect with diverse and qualified employees. enables jobseekers to connect to employers who are committed to diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

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Space travel: From fiction to reality for the average man.

Growing up, did you want to be an Astronaut? The boy in this commercial for Toyota’s new Rav4 does. The ad, entitled “Wish Granted”, features Kaley Cuoco from CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” as a genie granting wishes to the Henderson family. The son wishes to become an astronaut and the family takes off into space with their Rav4 as their spaceship. This is just one of the many things the family does in the “let’s go places” motto from Toyota.

How about really traveling into space though? AXE bodywash is giving a lucky contest winner the chance to do that! According to their contest they are looking for people who want to travel into space. The only thing you need to do to leave a man and come back a hero is check out their contest and sign up here: You win the chance to join the AXE Apollo Space Academy and fly into space because nothing beats an astronaut…ever!

Dan Honig, COO of, said: “We are thrilled to hear about how space travel is becoming increasingly popular with companies today. With new technological advancements, other companies will be piggy backing off of AXE’S cleverly titled ‘AASA’ campaign and sending people into space!”

Another company jumping on the Astronaut idea is Kia. The father, driving a 2014 Sorento in the ad, explains to his son where babies come from using a baby Astronaut analogy. For all those new parents out there, the Sorento has an answer for everything! The YouTube video has over 50 million hits already.

So whether you are serious about going into space or just wondering how to explain about the origin of babies’ in “Babylandia,” is your hub to all things Astronaut!

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