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YWCA Northeast Kansas Continues to Deliver Quality, Affordable Childcare amid Covid-19

TOPEKA – With essential businesses still open and schools closed, some parents are searching for daytime childcare. YWCA Northeast Kansas is working to meet the greater Topeka community’s crucial needs for childcare in their Early Learning Center (ELC). “Understanding and responding to community needs is just who we are as an organization,” CEO Kathleen Marker said, “Even though our world …

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Diana Martinez Empowering the Latin community

By Tere Siqueira Each March to honor Women’s History Month, Dos Mundos honors Latinas whose accomplishments have helped and/or inspired the community. One of this year’s eight honorees is Diana Martinez, director of Head Start at The Family Conservancy. Born in the United States and of Latin heritage, Martinez grew up negotiating the two worlds. She was working for Dos …

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7 Tips On How To Get A Job When You Do Not Have Enough Experience

By Stan Popovich Do you have a difficult time getting a good job because you do not have enough experience? Many people have a very difficult time in getting the job they want because they lack the experience for the job. As a result, here are 7 tips on how to get the job you want when you do not …

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WOME’S History Month: Alma Vargas, Vargas is changing lives in the Latin community

By Tere Siqueira Each March to honor Women’s History Month, Dos Mundos honors Latinas whose accomplishments have helped and/or inspired the community. One of this year’s eight honorees is Alma Vargas, the founder of the charity Mision Alcance (Mission Scope in English). Born in Mexico, Vargas eventually moved to the United States, where she learned English and worked to become …

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WOMEN’S History Month: Dolores Cruz Entrepreneur uses hard work, faith, family as motivation

By Chara Since she was a girl in Mexico, Dolores Cruz has focused on working hard to achieve her dreams. The Dos Mundos Women’s Month Series honoree has achieved those dreams, becoming a Kansas City area business owner. Cruz, a mother of three with seven grandchildren, moved from Mexico to the United States in 2005. The Overland Park, Kansas, resident …

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Hispanics at the Capitol organized by Kansas governor’s office

The Kansas Governor’s Office hosted Hispanic Day at the Capitol 2020 on Wednesday (March 11). From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., about 100 attendees, including students, gathered at the capitol for a day of networking and civic engagement. Gov. Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers gave remarks. Kelly spoke about the importance of participating on the census 2020, which …

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Latest U.S. census getting underway

By Angie Baldelomar Starting Thursday (March 12), U.S. households will receive an invitation by mail asking them to respond to the 2020 census. The mailings will be staggered, going out from March 12 to 20 to avoid overwhelming the self-response website and telephone helpline. About 80 percent of households receiving the mailings will be encouraged to answer the questionnaire online. …

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League of Women Voters celebrates 1000-year anniversary of women’s suffrage

Mary Estrada, Rep.Susana Ruiz, Labor Sec. Delia Garcia, Mary Lou Jaramillo, Former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, Aude Negrete and U.S. Rep Sherice Davids . On Feb. 29, the League of Women Voters celebrated the centenary of women’s right to vote and the foundation of the league at the Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College. Attendees listened to remarks from …

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Leticia Munoz: Moved by faith

By Chara Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, native and current Shawnee, Kansas, resident Leticia Munoz (Muñoz in Spanish) has a passion for helping others, whether she does so through her business or her volunteering. Munoz tributes that passion to her love for God and her faith. And her desire to work and be active. “I don’t wait for people to ask for …

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Mary Sanchez Shares key to longstanding success as a journalist

By Angie Baldelomar For Mary Sanchez, being a journalist was always the path for her. As young as 13, Sanchez already knew that was the career path she would follow. “By the time I was in high school, I was already winning journalism awards,” she said. The Kansas City, Missouri, native went on to attend Northwest Missouri State University in …

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