100 Hispanic Women Capital District

Recipients of 100 HW Scholarship Awards for 2011
The Capital District Chapter of 100 Hispanic Women awarded scholarships to five students who are pursuing postsecondary education.These scholarships are for the year 2011.

The scholarship recipients are: Claudia Escobedo (Schenectady County Community College), Marines Hernandez (Empire State College), Nelka Ortega-Cotto (Schenectady County Community College), Claudette Ramirez (Schenectady County Community College), and Liela Viera (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

You are Invited to Join us for

“An Evening of Literature by Latinas”

Featuring Renowned, Award Winning and Pulitzer Prize Latina Authors:
Esmeralda Santiago and Mirta Ojito

Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hackley School, 293 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Advanced Ticket Purchase Required, Limited Seating.

Buffet Dinner and light beverages will be served.

Please join us for a special evening with two extraordinary women and renowned authors, Esmeralda Santiago and Mirta Ojito, to discuss their literary careers and new books. The authors will provide a reading, question and answer session about the book, and their experience of being an author.

This event will raise funds to benefit our Young Latinas Leadership Institute Scholarship program, providing young Latinas with the tools and support to pursue and attain college degrees. We hope you will consider an additional gift in support of this essential program. All contributions beyond your ticket price are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

Directory of Latino Elected Officials in NYS
The New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet), released in early 2011 the Directory of Latino Elected Officials in New York State. The Director of NYLARNet is Jose Crus.

The directory includes 134 New York Latino elected officials serving in local, statewide, and federal positions. Sixty-two percent of Latino elected officials are concentrated in the following counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Suffolk, Ulster, and Westchester.

You can find a copy of the directory at www.nylarnet.org. If you would like to receive a hard copy in the mail please send your request to: nylarnet@albany.com.