Voces Consulares: What should I know about mental health?

Discussing mental health can be complicated because among us, our friends, family, colleagues or even in our own home there may be prejudices and obstacles preventing us from taking care of ourselves beyond our physical health, such as fear of asking for help or expressing feelings such as sadness or crying.Mental health is “a state […]

Voces Consulares: What your Consulate can do for you

About 500 thousand people who identify themselves as Mexicans live in the states of Kansas and Missouri and the Western half of Oklahoma.The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Missouri, is tasked with providing services and outreach to this community, and with protecting their rights across a jurisdiction of approximately 500,000 km², almost twice the […]

Voces Consulares

Virtually a year ago, when we were barely learning how to deal with the SARS-COV2 virus, those who were considered essential workers in industries like food processing, agriculture, retail and food preparation, continued to work with dignity and resilience to provide us all with the basic services that we used to take for granted.Among many […]

La columna de la Dra. Nancy Álvarez: El 911 y los niños

En EEUU enseñan a los niños que, ante cualquier señal de maltrato, llamen al 911. Cuando esto pasa, se desata una gran tragedia y un real abuso emocional hacia el niño. O sea, que a quien se pretende “salvar” de un posible abuso, termina siendo abusado fuertemente por las autoridades. Además, se olvidan de que, […]

Northwest-Kansas City offers college completion programs

By Angie Baldelomar Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City offers many degree completion programs.“If a student has already attended a community college and has already achieved the associate degree, they can transfer that degree into here – and then, we help them get two more years of major-level classes to achieve that bachelor’s degree,” said Amy […]

LNESC-KC director offers scholarship search tips

By Angie Baldelomar For any high school student considering college or trade school, looking for scholarships is as important than deciding where to attend college — maybe more so.Mike Macias, director of the LULAC National Education Service Center in Kansas City (LNESC-Kansas City), said the main takeaway in searching for scholarships is to not do […]

KCK student receives 2020 HACER National Scholarship

Kansas City, KS (Sept. 1, 2020) — McDonald’s is proud to announce that a local Hispanic student from Kansas City, Kansas has been awarded the 2020 HACER National Scholarship to help them pursue their higher education goals. The Kansas City, Kansas, scholarship recipient is Brian Garcia-Sandoval for $5,000. Brian attended Sumner Academy of Arts & […]

Professor encourages students to return to class

By Tere Siqueira For many area colleges and universities, classes are set to begin in a few weeks. Bryan Colmenares is among those people who encourages anyone seeking an education to attend classes, whether they be online, in person or a hybrid of the two. And Colmenares is among those people who understands how the […]

School plans for fall 2020

By Angie Baldelomar Three major school districts on the Kansas side of the Kansas City area have announced they will honor Gov. Laura Kelly’s order and start the 2020-21 school year after Labor Day. Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) has announced it will start classes on Sept. 9. The district school board also has […]