The HSI Podcast

The HSI Podcast

This podcast series is part of the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Grant awarded to John F. Kennedy University October 2015. Each episode supports our grant’s educational outreach to raise awareness of the value and importance of higher education within the Latino community. It illustrates the value HSIs provide with customized academic services and cultural understanding to support Hispanics and Latinos pursuing their college degrees. This information becomes even more valuable as the U.S. Latino population grows and Latinos prepare for leadership roles. These podcasts will provide you with information on how to begin your educational journey; from navigating the financial aid and application processes, to learning about campus resources. You will hear motivating stories from Latinos who overcame challenges and gained success by earning their college degree. You will learn about support programs offered by the Department of Education, the State of California, and those provided by colleges and universities. Community leaders will share their mission of ensuring Latinos have equitable educational opportunities to strive and excel; giving all Latinos the opportunity to become successful and give back to their communities. Welcome to the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Podcast – “Tu Futuro Está en Tus Manos” from JFK University with our host, Douglas Lezameta. Award # P031S150009

Episodes

July 8, 2020 34 min
AHSIE, the Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institution Educators, brings together the 539 existing HSIs and the 352 emerging HSIs to share programs and best practices that academically and culturally serve Latino college students. Dr. Leticia Lopez, Co-President of AHSIE, explains how AHSIE is the practitioner of the policies HACU helps shape that serve the 2/3’s of all Latino undergraduate students who pursue their college degree at ...
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HACU, la Asociación Hispana de Colegios y Universidades, aboga a nivel nacional y estatal por políticas para apoyar a los estudiantes latinos que obtienen títulos de educación superior. Erica Romero, AVP para Defensa del Estado en la Oficina Regional del Oeste en Sacramento, comparte el trabajo que HACU hace para colaborar con las Instituciones de Servicio Hispano (HSI) para beneficiar a los estudiantes universitarios latinos. Como...
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HACU, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, advocates nationally and statewide for policies to support Latino students earning higher education degrees. Erica Romero, AVP for State Advocacy at the Western Regional Office in Sacramento, shares the work HACU does to collaborate with Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to benefit Latino college students. As the “Champion of Hispanic success in higher education” HACU...
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Richmond Promise inspires Latino and underrepresented students to explore earning a bachelor’s degree when they may not have considered college as an option. Executive Director Jessie Stewart and team members Jessica Rodriguez and Miguel Molina describe the student mentoring, Career Coffee Chats and near peer mentorship they provide to promote a college-going mindset and change the community culture. As part of the College Promise ...
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La Dra. Pilar Eguëz Guevara comparte su amplia experiencia en educación superior como mentora y aprendiz. Como estudiante internacional, esta latina describe cómo el poder de pedir ayuda puede construir relaciones profesionales de por vida con su mentor que pueden cambiar su vida y su carrera. Comprenda por qué la tutoría es de importancia crítica para el éxito de los estudiantes latinos y cómo se expande y mejora la comunidad y la...
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Dr. Pilar Eguëz Guevara shares her broad experience in higher education as both a mentor and mentee. As an International student, this Latina describes how the power of asking for help can build lifelong professional relationships with your mentor that can change your life and career. Understand why mentoring is critically important for Latino student success and how it expands and enhances the Latino community and economy. Availa...
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El Dr. Cesar Cruz crea un cambio para impulsar la justicia social para los latinos que se basa en que los latinos entiendan su historia y sus contribuciones culturales. En este episodio motivador, el Dr. Cruz teje su historia personal con su compromiso con la educación como la forma de construir comunidades latinas y crear el éxito social y económico de los latinos. Escuche por qué cofundó Homies Empowerment y cómo sirve a los jóve...
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Dr. Cesar Cruz creates change to drive social justice for Latinos that is based on Latinos understanding their history and cultural contributions. In this motivating episode, Dr. Cruz weaves his personal story with his commitment to education as the way to build Latino communities and create Latino social and economic success. Hear why he co-founded Homies Empowerment and how it serves Latino youth in Oakland with new opportunities...
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Sarahi Salamanca, una vez indocumentada, comparte su historia que la llevó a crear la aplicación DREAMer's Roadmap. Apoya a los estudiantes latinos que asisten a la universidad independientemente de su estado legal. Conozca las opciones disponibles para los estudiantes indocumentados para cerrar la brecha de ayuda financiera y crear un camino desde la escuela secundaria hasta la universidad, convirtiéndose en los primeros en su...
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Sarahi Salamanca, once undocumented, shares her story that led to her creating the DREAMer’s Roadmap app. It supports Latino students in attending college regardless of their legal status. Learn about options available for undocumented students to bridge the financial aid gap and create a path from high school to college, becoming the first in their families to be college graduates. http://www.dreamersroadmap.com/ Available in Engl...
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Las universidades de 4 años también brindan apoyo académico a los estudiantes latinos con conciencia cultural. Lilly Pinedo Gangai, Directora del Centro de Éxito Estudiantil Chicanx / Latinx "Centro" en la Universidad Estatal de San José, comparte los servicios que marcan la diferencia para la gran población de estudiantes latinos de SJSU. Desde la tutoría entre pares, un retiro de liderazgo estudiantil latino y el asesoram...
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4-Year colleges also provide Latino students academic support with cultural awareness. Lilly Pinedo Gangai, Director of the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center “Centro” at San Jose State University shares the services that make a difference for SJSU’s large Latino student population. From peer mentoring, a Latino Student Leadership retreat, and career advising to workshops, mixers and cultural events, hear firsthand from student...
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Una explicación directa de los diferentes niveles de títulos universitarios y las dos formas de obtener su título de licenciatura. El Dr. Javier Eguëz Guevara, comparte su experiencia como consejero académico y sus ideas como estudiante latino e internacional para ayudarlo a comprender qué título universitario necesita para que coincida con la carrera que desea. Conozca la importancia del trabajo en red de los latinos en la univers...
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A straightforward explanation of the different levels of college degrees and the two ways to earn your bachelor’s degree. Dr. Javier Eguëz Guevara, shares his experience as an academic counselor and his insights as a Latino and International student to help you understand which college degree you need to match the career you want. Learn the importance of Latinos networking throughout college to build connections to help them throug...
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HSI STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Grants fund programs that support Latino student academic success to prepare for science-based careers. Grant Project Director, Rafael Valle, explains the HSI STEM Grant program at Las Positas College; The Gateway to Success. Learn how complimentary tutoring in science courses, mentoring panels with STEM professionals, academic counseling, and internships prepare Latino students...
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PUENTE Coordinator and Counselor, Rafael Valle, explains the PUENTE program at Las Positas College and how it prepares students to transfer to a 4-year university and earn their bachelor’s degrees. Learn how community college students can join their local PUENTE program to utilize the complimentary mentoring and academic resources to support their success. Here how PUENTE students build peer support groups, gain leadership experie...
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Our Latina student (Episode 2) turns her community college experience around and tells how she discovered the many campus/online resources to support her. By asking for help, she found assistance from advisors, professors, and the Transfer Center. The end result; she is about to transfer to a four-year college to complete her bachelor’s degree. She discusses the strategies she learned to balance family expectations and work with he...
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An expert with over 15 years’ experience in financial aid shares how and why to apply for financial aid to help Latinos pay for college. Understand the clear steps and resources for completing the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Pell and CAL Grants that could result by completing the FAFSA. Learn how to search for scholarships to explore all forms of aid to support you attending college. FAFSA.gov an...
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Hear the struggles of one Latina student who was the first in her family to attend community college. She candidly shares the difficulties of balancing work and family with attending college. Learn how her progress was delayed by not fully understanding how to navigate the college process or what resources were available to support her.
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Existen instituciones de servicio hispano (HSI) para ayudar a los latinos a obtener sus títulos universitarios. Descubra cómo sus servicios y programas académicos personalizados, todos entregados en un formato culturalmente sensible, lo ayudan a obtener su título universitario. Escuche cómo la Beca HSI de la Universidad JFK apoyó el éxito académico de sus estudiantes y aprenda información básica para ayudarlo a comenzar a postulars...
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