File #: 161121    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/8/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/8/2016
Title: Honoring and Congratulating Motivos Bilingual Magazine on the Occasion of its 10th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Signature16112100.pdf
Honoring and Congratulating Motivos Bilingual Magazine on the Occasion of its 10th Anniversary.

WHEREAS, Motivos is a bilingual magazine staffed and produced by college and graduating high school-age journalists. The publication's mission is to encourage self expression, college and career exploration, and community and cultural engagement; and

WHEREAS, Motivos magazine includes sections on Life, Culture, College Preparation, and Career Exploration. Submissions are welcome from participating schools, youth organizations, and community members; and

WHEREAS, In 2006, Jenée Alicia Chizick Agüero founded Motivos as a means to empower youth to address and overcome educational disparities and unrealized potential within the Hispanic community. Her work within the Delaware Valley Hispanic community and her Masters from LaSalle University in Bilingual Bicultural studies led her to utilize her 10 years of professional experience in higher education and publishing to create the magazine; and

WHEREAS, Motivos reaches not only the honor students on a college-bound track, but also the students with gleams in their eyes, passions that need some polishing, and dreams that need some guidance - fully capable students who might fall through the cracks if they aren't told that college can be an option for them or shown how their dreams can become reality; and

WHEREAS, Motivos connects Latino students ages 14-24 to their cultural heritage and builds the bilingual abilities of all readers, including those learning Spanish. The magazine expands access and opportunity to college and career options through their after school and summer media mentoring programs, workshops, and speaking engagements. The organization empowers youth to find their voice by chronicling their community's stories and intentionally shaping a future they see themselves in; and

WHEREAS, The magazine harnesses the power of media to re-position negative perceptions of the Latino co...

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