Letter from Rocío Pérez, GlobalMindED Director of Leadership

Rocío Pérez
Hispanics in the U.S. comprise more than 20 subcultures from over twenty countries, contributing to 18% of the U.S. population currently and 30% by 2060. Hispanics' consumer spending power is $1.5 trillion annually.  

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month this September, our leadership requires multicultural, multigenerational and multi-pronged collaborations to ensure that the 55 million U.S. Hispanics are fully integrated in to every aspect of business, government and society. Our leadership today requires more inclusive involvement, cross-cultural participation, multi-
generational representation and multiple perspectives to cover our own blind spots. 

I gratefully give thanks for my rich culture and the many people in my global community and those who appreciate my culture as a mosaic of all cultures. As the Indian scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said: "Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home.  When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world." 

May the Hispanic population be those generous leaders who show us the best within ourselves and the weave the strong fabric of our future through trust, relationships, family values and spirituality - pillars of our culture. And may we all experience peace in the world right here, right now. Adelante!
2019 Annual Conference

Collaboration to get out the VOTE! 
GlobalMindED and Digital Citizenship Institute
JoAnn Jacobs, a sixth grade social studies teacher at Mid Pacific has partnered  with  the Digital Citizenship Institute on a project that will make an impact both in and outside of the c las sr oom.  Inspired by Michelle Obama's When We All Vote campaign, the sixth graders in Hawaii will be working with parents who are running for office, as well as connecting with other classrooms around the country to examine questions around changing communities through active participation. 

When we recently caught up with JoAnn, she shared, how her students will also engage college students at the University of Hawaii and parents, "I really believe students can learn from anyone, of any age and to have students inspire other students and adults to exercise the most powerful way to make changes in local, state and national communities is by voting in every election. During the Primary Elections there was only a 40% turnout on Election Day. This is an opportunity to raise awareness and inspire voters to actively participate. We hope our classroom will model how students and adults can get involved and how they can research candidates, policies and programs."

GlobalMindED is working with multiple partners such as JoAnn and Digital Citizenship to increase voter registration, voter turnout and civic engagement on our most important issues like health care, education, fixing the national debt and access.
Purple Patriot making civic engagement easy and routine. Driving gender equality in government with our voices, vote and wallets.

Do you take 10,000 steps daily? What about 3 civic actions weekly? 

The health of our country's government is as important as our physical health. Make civic engagement routine.  Join the #Take3 Challenge

#Take3 Challenge Guidelines: 

1. Download the free app 
2. Select actions to complete from a list that is refreshed daily 
3. Complete the 3 actions that fit your lifestyle 
4. Receive a High-five 
5. Track and trend your status
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October 7-10, 2018 - Fort Worth, TX

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship's 16th annual conference will feature keynotes from engaging entrepreneurs that have innovated in areas ranging from 1980's rock and roll memorabilia to one of the co-developers of Amazon's Alexa. The conference will share best practices for entrepreneurial leadership and experiential teaching across academic disciplines. 

October 24-27, 2018 - Miami, FL
Celebrating Diversity and Culture in Business Communication

iLearn Collaborative's sixth annual conference will take place on February 22-23, 2019 in beautiful Denver, Colorado. Education leaders nationwide will come together to bridge the gap between the theory and the practice of student-centered learning. 
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