El Sol Latino – May 2010: Arts, immigration, energy, education & more!

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El Sol Latino, May 2010

This month’s issue of El Sol Latino features the Riverview Senior Dancers, a Springfield group that promotes culture and fitness through Bomba and Plena, two afro-Puerto Rican folkloric dances that get your groove going and blood pumping! It also highlights a new sustainability and green jobs initiative in Holyoke known as Energía, an effort to make multifamily and commercial buildings more energy efficient.

El Sol complements this edition by taking a close look at national and international topics: a piece on the recent Arizona immigration bill, an Op-Ed by Dr. Brian Rachmaciej on how national education policy should place more importance on parental involvement, and news from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

All that and more for May. You can have a great read by picking up a copy or clicking here to view online. Enjoy!

Interview with Zhi Huang, Central High senior accepted to MIT [video]

This is not the kind of story we tend to hear these days about young people in Springfield. Zhi Huang, a senior at Central High School, just found out he’s headed to MIT in the fall. Zhi is such a likable young man. He discusses his school, family, neighborhood, future plans, and the pressing issue of youth violence. I hope you’ll enjoy his story (video below)–a genuine Springfield public school success story. And I hope we get to follow his progress. Congratulations, Zhi!