By Grace Ortiz, Faith Based Adult Protective Services Community Engagement Specialist When we think of October what comes to mind is fall. Our days are getting shorter, the temperature is cooling down, the leaves are changing color, and everyone is gearing up for the next holiday, Halloween. But there is something that we as a community should all be thinking about as well, our elderly population and ensuring that they
Recently, the San Antonio City Council approved a $191 million package designed to lessen the economic fallout from COVID-19 and tackle our city’s deep-rooted systemic poverty. As part of this package, the City Council allocated $27.3 million to provide broadband internet access to households, primarily in hopes of narrowing the homework gap. The move to virtual schooling during COVID-19 has shed light on our city’s sharp digital divide, as well
Our community, grounded in family, celebrates achievements and successes around our children’s milestones, most notably – baptisms, Quinceaneras, graduations, and marriages. Often, the propensity for these celebrations to go beyond a family’s means can be high and families drown themselves in debt to secure an illusion of financial security. However, these celebrations can be used as opportunities to ensure families break the instability and set up family members for success
Join us for our first Digital Summit As America’s Hispanic population continues to grow, the country’s financial wellbeing will increasingly reflect the financial wellbeing of Latino Americans. According to a research analysis by the National Institute on Retirement Security, 66 percent of working Millennials, ages 25-39, have nothing saved for retirement. The situation is far worse for Latinos of this generation, as 83 percent have nothing saved for retirement! This
Abigail Zapote’s Testimony for “Protecting and Improving Social Security: Benefit Enhancements” Hearing on March 13,2019.
Latinos for a Secure Retirement Executive Director Abigail Zapote recently testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security regarding its hearing “Protecting and Improving Social Security: Benefit Enhancements” on March 13, 2019.