5 Inspiring Latinx Graduation Stories From 2018

An education equals empowerment

59-year-old Mexican immigrant dad graduates college Hiplatina

Photo: Facebook/Jacqueline Marquez

An education equals empowerment. It is the way that us Latinas can prepare ourselves for a stable future full of possibilities. This is why we are so happy to write about the grads who inspire with their stories of perseverance and success; the following are the five articles we have covered so far this year.

Texas Grad Visits Deported Dad at Border

Our latest story on graduates is both inspiring and tearful. El Paso, Texas high school grad Leslie Silva wanted her deported father to be a part of her big day. So she traveled to the U.S./Mexico border, dressed in her cap and gown, so he could share in her celebration.


10 Gorgeous Grad Caps

10 Gorgeous Graduation Caps That Make Us Beyond Proud To Be Latinx

Lately, graduates have been decorating their caps, to show off their personality and culture, and share their messages. We wrote a story on 10 grad caps that showcased orgullo Latino.


Daughter Posts Message for Immigrant Grad Dad

Graduates aren’t always kids inspiring their parents. Oftentimes, they’re parents inspiring their children. When we found out that 59-year-old immigrant Gerardo Marquez recently earned his bachelors degree (with honors), and his daughter Jacqueline showed her support with a touching Facebook message, we just had to share the story.


Latino’s Powerful Response to Trump Comment

Trump has said and done a lot of things to upset the Latino community. The beauty from all this is the strength and solidarity that we have responded with. This includes the powerful response to Trump’s immigrants are “animals” comment by graduate Danny Navarro; you can read about it here.


Latinx Show Meaning Of Education Via #FirstGeneration

Latinx Show the True Meaning Of An Education Via Emotional #FirstGeneration Hashtag

This story is about Latinxs who were the first generation in their family to study in the U.S., and graduate. By doing so, they paid homage to their parents who made so many sacrifices to provide them a better life in this country. By doing so, they paved the way for their sisters, brothers, cousins, and children to do the same—and more.

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