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Celebrating Latino Heritage: An Interview with Monica Olivera

Vol. 118, Prg. 31–35
January 20–24, 2014

Homeschooling is a fantastic way to discover and explore your cultural heritage! This week on Home School Heartbeat, Monica Olivera shares tips for Latino homeschoolers and others for exploring the richness of their heritage through homeschooling!

“It’s really important for Latinos to help their children learn about their own culture, and homeschooling is a great way to do that.”—Monica Olivera

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Blogging for Latino Homeschoolers
Sharing Heritage with Your Family
Homeschooling in the Latino Community
Latinos in the Homeschooling Community
Beginning the Homeschool Journey
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Monica Olivera

Monica Olivera is the founder and publisher of MommyMaestra.com, a site for Latino families that homeschool, as well as families with children in a traditional school setting who want to take a more active role in their children’s education. On her site, Monica shares bilingual resources for parents and teachers.

In addition, she is a cofounder of Latinas for Latino Literature (L4LL), a site dedicated to improving Latino literacy and their access to Latino literature. Monica is one of the creators of L4LL’s Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program, the first online program designed specifically for Latino families.

Monica is also a regular contributor to Mamiverse.comNBC Latino, and LatinaMom.me, encouraging Latino parents to get involved in their kids’ education. Her articles have also appeared on Fox News Latino and Plaza Familia, and she has been on NPR’s Tell Me More show, HuffPost LIVE, and PBS NewsHour.

She was voted the 2011, 2012, and 2013 winner of the Latinos in Tech & Social Media (LATISM) “Best Latina Education Blogger” award, and in 2012 received a full scholarship to attend the First-Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat in Washington, D.C.

In 2012 Monica was honored to be asked by Mamiverse to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss some of the issues impacting Hispanic families across the nation.

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Have you appreciated this interview with Monica Olivera? Visit her blog to learn more about Monica’s website MommyMaestra and discover additional resources for Latino homeschooling.

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