Hispanic Family E-Update
September 8, 2016
Are you ready for National Hispanic Heritage Month? We are! We'll kick it off Thursday, September 15, with the release of our new publication, " A National Portrait of the Health and Education of  Hispanic Boys and Young Men."  

In the meantime, save the date for a Twitter chat that continues our spotlight on Latino boys and young men, join us for a mentoring lunch at the NCFR conference, and read a new blog post that looks deeper into measuring income instability among Hispanic families. More on all these below!

Do you have plans for the month? Let us know via email, on LinkedIn, or Twitter @NRCHispanic.
#SaludTues Chat: The Health & Education of Hispanic Boys & Young Men

On Tuesday, September 20th from 1-2pm ET, join a #SaludTues Twitter chat that will take a closer look at the health and education of Latino boys and young men in the U.S. @NRCHispanic will be there, along with @SaludToday (the Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of TX Health Science Center at San Antonio), the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and others who care about the wellbeing of Hispanic boys and young men.

This chat will be part of @SaludToday’s weekly #SaludTues chat series, which brings together an engaged audience of those interested in the health and wellbeing of Latinos in the U.S. 

Join Us for a Mentoring Lunch at NCFR 
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Sign up for a free mentoring lunch at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN that will connect students and new professionals with leaders in the field studying Hispanic children and families.

The Center and NCFR will co-host this lunch on Wednesday, November 2nd from 11:30 am to 1 pmSpace is limited! Find more information and sign up as a mentor or mentee.

A Research Challenge: Understanding Hispanic Families' Income Experiences
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The role income (in)stability plays in families’ lives isn't clearly understood, in part because the real-life economic circumstances of poor families can be quite different. For example, though poor families may have the same average yearly income, some may have relatively stable month-to-month income, while others may see large monthly fluctuations. 

A new post by Center Technical Work Group Member Marianne Bitler, Ph.D., highlights gaps in our understanding of income instability; challenges in researching it; and steps that could improve our understanding.  

Highlights from the Field
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DiversityDataKids.org Gives Insight into Kids' Neighborhoods
A new data tool allows users to compare the neighborhood environments of children by race/ethnicity, age, and poverty status along 19 indicators. Data are available for the 100 largest U.S. cities and metropolitan areas helps users capture the extent of inequity in children's neighborhood environments by race/ethnicity and family poverty. 
Congratulations Dr. Mendez Smith!
Center Co-Investigator Julie Mendez Smith, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
 
Dr. Mendez Smith will work for the next two years to make UNCG a place where opportunity and excellence are available to all. 
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