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Against ALL odds I graduated from my MASTER'S
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DEGREE in Adult Education ANDRAGOGY 2013

"The Final test of a Leader is that he leaves behind him in others, the conviction and the will to carry on." 

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POLITICAL TRAINING/ EXPERIENCE

  • 1994 Conducted Hispanic Voter Registration in Reading PA as a college student at Kutztown University of PA under the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
  • 2003 National Selected Scholarship Recipient for the 1st National Latino Leadership for the Future Grassroots and Political Conference by The NEA, NALEO/LA RAZA/LA RASA/ Colorado Education Association held at the YMCA Estes Park Denver Colorado.
  • 2001 Graduate of the Candidate and Campaign Management Training by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
  • Voter Registration Specialist- (Part Time/Temporary 08/15/03-12/25/03) Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration Orlando, Florida
  • Volunteered for all campaigning efforts from 2000-2005 (Presidential, US Senate, Governor, County and City Positions): Signs, Promotions, Election Day Stands, House to House visits, Emails, Public Relations and public meeting
  • 2001 Graduate of the Candidate and Campaign Management Training by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
  • 2000 Organizer and Graduate of the USHLI Grassroots Leadership Training at Volusia County with presentations from Volusia County, City of Deltona and Volusia County School Board
  • 2002-2003 Advisory Community Committee for Volusia County Elections Department
  • 2004 Appointed by Congressman Mica to represent Volusia County at the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Ran for the Deltona Commission District # 6 in 2005
  • Worked as campaign person for Presidential, County Commissioner, County Sheriff, County Board of Elections, Mayor, District Attorney, US Congressman, and others while serving as party leader (Young Republicans of Volusia County)

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For Deltona's Hispanics, Milestone Is Within Reach…Orlando Develops Hispanic Accent



For Deltona's Hispanics, Milestone Is Within Reach
By Rachael Jackson | Sentinel Staff Writer
July 20, 2005
 Copyright © 2005 ORLANDO SENTINEL. All rights reserved.
DELTONA -- Hispanics have the potential to make political history in Volusia County's largest city.
They have a chance to gain a majority on the City Commission of predominantly white Deltona.
David Santiago, the city's second Hispanic elected to office, already holds one seat. And now Hispanic candidates have entered three commission races that will be on the ballot this fall.
If they win, Hispanics would hold four of the seven seats and could represent the first time a mostly white city has a majority Hispanic City Commission.
That potential political breakthrough is in stark contrast to Osceola, where the County Commission was sued Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice to end what the government says is discrimination against Hispanic voters. About 35 percent of Osceola's population is Hispanic, but only one Hispanic county commissioner has ever been elected.
The federal government wants to force Osceola to adopt a system -- called single-member election districts -- in which commissioners are elected by the residents of specific districts. Osceola now uses an at-large voting process that has voters countywide selecting all five commissioners.
Marcelo Gaete, spokesman for the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, said if Deltona's Hispanic candidates prevail it could be historic. He could not recall any similar instance. Gaete said that as the largest minority group in the United States continues to flourish, the number of Hispanic elected officials is growing as well. Forty-two states have elected officials with Hispanic origins.
"I think it's an indication of Latinos entering more into the mainstream," said Cecilia Muñoz, spokeswoman for the National Council of La Raza, an advocacy group.
But in Central Florida, where about 14 percent of the population is Hispanic, only a handful of elected officials share those roots. Kissimmee, the region's third-largest city, has never had a Hispanic commissioner in its more than 100-year history even though nearly half of residents are Hispanic.
"That's much more common," Muñoz said.
One difference between the two cities is that Deltona elects by single-member districts rather than using at-large elections as Kissimmee does.
While having single-member districts makes campaigning cheaper, it hasn't created a district with a majority Hispanic population because demographically, Deltona's six districts are nearly identical. The six districts all have about 8,000 voters, of whom 14.5 percent to 18.5 percent are Hispanic. Overall, Deltona's population is about 18.3 percent Hispanic, according to the 2000 census.
Deltona is a young city
Deltona also is much younger. The city will turn 10 years old on Dec. 31 -- hardly enough time for entrenched politics to develop.
"Deltona is kind of a watering hole for so many different cultures without . . . having territorial neighborhoods," said Joe Perez, Deltona's first Hispanic commissioner who held his seat from 1995 to 2001.
That kind of breakdown means none of the candidates can rely on the Hispanic vote. The candidates say they know they must appeal to everyone because not only are Hispanics the minority in each district, but the community is known for staying home on Election Day.
Last November's election saw a Hispanic turnout in Deltona that was about 10 percent lower than that of the general population.
"Latinos, once they are here in the United States, the tendency is for them not to vote, and part of that is that they don't understand the process -- and the language barrier, " said Zenaida Denizac, who is running for a seat in Deltona and is president of the Volusia County Hispanic Association.
Others cite a lack of time or interest in local elections, but the weak Hispanic turnout is perplexing, considering that most of the Hispanics in Central Florida have roots in politically charged Puerto Rico.
"It's like a party there and here it's not," said Deltona candidate Rafael Valle, who is Cuban but whose wife is Puerto Rican. "The campaign in Puerto Rico is very loud. They have music, they have parties, they have passion."
 Or, as Deltona candidate Luis Ramos said, "In Puerto Rico, politics is the national sport."
In Central Florida, you won't see pickups with megaphones driving down the street to promote candidates. There are no block parties, and voters are less likely to have a cousin, friend or co-worker who personally knows a candidate.
Ramos said he is thinking about having a Puerto Rican-style rally or parade, not just to appeal to Puerto Ricans but to get people excited about the election.
"When I was young I would go to every rally," he said. "It's about getting the people involved and getting people to know you."
Ramos, who has been involved in politics before but never as a candidate, is running against Nikkie Lewis, a retired bar owner who moved to Deltona in 2001. Denizac faces Dick Pearce, who in November lost his re-election campaign for a seat on the West Volusia Hospital Authority with less than a third of the vote.
Valle, chairman of the city's Planning and Zoning Board, lost a run for the same commission seat four years ago. He's up against sitting commissioner Charles DeZaruba, along with Janet Deyette and Charles Williams, and will have to advance after an October primary.
Asked if they will campaign in Spanish, only Valle said he plans to make television ads in Spanish. Others said it wouldn't be a priority. Santiago said he did not use Spanish during his successful campaign.
"When I was a candidate, I was struggling with this whole piece of being Hispanic," Santiago said. "It was part of my heritage, but this position is bigger than that."
'Beacon of diversity'
Volusia County has a history of breaking racial barriers in elections.
In 2003, mostly white Daytona Beach elected four black city commissioners, another political milestone that many experts think was unprecedented.
Deltona's first commission had black, white and Hispanic representation and both male and female commissioners. In fact, the city could be viewed as a beacon of diversity in leadership. Two sitting commissioners are black, as are a mayoral candidate and a City Commission candidate. Seven percent of Deltona is black, according to the 2000 census.
Deltona has always been diverse, said former County Council member Pat Northey, who is white and has been involved in Volusia and Deltona politics since the 1980s.
"We're kind of colorblind in Deltona," she said. "If the commission were to become all Hispanic, that does not signal to me that their agenda would become a Hispanic agenda."
T. Wayne Bailey, who teaches political science at Stetson University, said that Hispanics' decisions to run could be an indication that they are starting to catch up to blacks in representation.
"Win or lose," he said, "the significant part of it is that they are participating."
Orlando Develops Hispanic Accent
By Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández | My Word
July 26, 2005
 Copyright © 2005 ORLANDO SENTINEL. All rights reserved.
As everybody in the Orlando metropolitan area should be aware of by now, the region's Hispanic population has swelled over the past decade. Hispanics comprise more than 20 percent of Orange County's population; in Osceola County, it is 35 percent. These numbers translate into greater Hispanic visibility and influence in the cultural, social, economic and political realms, not only through the proliferation of so-called ethnic institutions such as Hispanic-owned restaurants, Spanish-language media and the like, but within so-called mainstream organizations and businesses.
While the growth in the Hispanic population and the concomitant expansion of Hispanic influence are not new developments, the past 12 months have witnessed the crystallization of major highlights:
*?August 2004. The University of Central Florida expands and re-launches its Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program.
*?September 2004. The Census Bureau releases information confirming that Latinos/Hispanics have become Central Florida's largest minority, with a total of 464,100 people.
*?October 2004. The region's Hispanic/Latino electorate receives national and international attention as a possible swing vote that may determine the November elections.
*?November 2004. Orlando resident, Cuban-American Mel Martínez, is elected to the U.S. Senate; Florida state Rep. John P. Quiñones, a Puerto Rican, retains his seat after defeating another Puerto Rican candidate; Mildred Fernández is elected as Orange County's first Puerto Rican-born commissioner.
*?February 2005. The Downtown Media Arts Center (D-MAC) presents OLA Fest, the city's first Latin American film and heritage festival. Clear Channel Communications transforms 100.3 FM (WEBG) from an oldies station to La Rumba, with Latin music programming.
*?March 2005. The Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce dedicates its yearly summit to Hispanic topics, unveiling major studies on the region's Puerto Rican and Hispanic population. This is the first of three consecutive summits dedicated to Hispanics.
*?April 2005. Publix Supermarkets opens its first Sabor supermarket in Kissimmee, catering to Latino tastes and preferences.
*?May 2005. A delegation of 216 Orlando business and community leaders organized by the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce travels to Puerto Rico to participate in the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention; the delegation is led by Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty and Chamber President Jacob Stuart. The Fundación Ana G. Méndez, a Puerto Rico-based higher-education system, graduates its first Orlando campus class.
*?July 2005. Henry Maldonado, general manager of WKMG-TV Local 6, announces that the 6 o'clock evening news will be broadcast with Spanish-language subtitles.
The next 12 months promise to bring more milestones that further demonstrate the growing Hispanic influence. Unfortunately, we could not include among the 2004-2005 highlights the selection of Kissimmee's first Hispanic mayor. This will be taken care of in the next election, and the U.S. Justice Department is watching closely.
Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández is director of the Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program at the University of Central Florida.



 

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PRIDE NOT PREJUDICE MUSIC, FOOD, FUN UNITE PEOPLE IN FESTIVAL

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer
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October 15, 2000; Page 01B
Article ID: 0010150289

Hundreds of spectators lined both sides of Howland Boulevard from Goldenhills Street to State Road 415 to take part Saturday in a historic event, the city's first Hispanic Day Parade.

While observing the parade, some spectators, such as Joe Martinez, of Port Orange, tapped their feet and moved their hips and shoulders to the rhythm of Latino and Caribbean tunes.

Martinez felt right at home.

"It's our culture; it's

 

Luis Angel Ramos- Parade Advising Committee as Board Member for The Volusia County Hispanic Association- Parade, Education, Youth, Festival, Leadership and Public Relations Committees

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HISPANIC PARADE LEADS OFF FESTIVAL

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   Claudia Moscoso
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July 1, 2000; Page 01D
Article ID: 0007010613

Not all Hispanics eat tacos and Mexican-style tortillas.

For instance, Puerto Ricans are famous for preparing arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas). Cubans prefer black beans and white rice to accompany their meal.

"Come to Deltona's 6th Annual Multicultural Festival and enjoy all these delicious foods and many more,"said Blanca Hernandez, president of the Volusia County Hispanic Association.

During a three-day festival,

Luis Angel Ramos- Parade Advising Committee as Board Member for The Volusia County Hispanic Association- Parade, Education, Youth, Festival, Leadership and Public Relations Committees

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NEIGHBORHOOD FOCUS BRIEFS INSIDE

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October 8, 2000; Page 01SW
Article ID: 0010060485

Getting spiritual: Issac Yasgur, a 10th grader, and Kitty Stack, a senior, welcome visitors and students to the Drama Club's Spiritual Center'at the Pine Ridge High School's Homecoming Carnival on Tuesday. More photos, page 3.

Hispanic Day

Celebrating heritage: The Volusia County Hispanic Association will have its first Deltona Hispanic Day Parade Saturday, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The parade begins at 11 a.m.

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Group's leader a 'force'in area

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer

March 18, 2002; Page 01C
Article ID: 0203180206

She scrambled to help find a home for a Hispanic woman who was homeless with two children, and found money to help her pay for it.

But it wasn't the first time that Blanca Hernandez, president of the Volusia County Hispanic As sociation, did that.

Locally, Hernandez has earned quite the reputation for being willing to help newcomers. She knows how hard it is to arrive in a new place without speaking English because she experienced that when she moved to the continental

Luis Angel Ramos- Parade Advising Committee as Board Member for The Volusia County Hispanic Association- Parade, Education, Youth, Festival, Leadership and Public Relations Committees

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Hispanics seeking stamp for leader

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer

November 6, 2001; Page 03C
Article ID: 0111060327

A Hispanic leader who aligned himself with Cesar Chavez'farmworker movement has found supporters here.

The late William "Willie"C. Velasquez founded the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a nonpartisan organization that gave Hispanics a voice. In Texas alone, that group doubled the number of Mexican-Americans registered to vote to 1.2 million between 1980 and 1988.

Velasquez'name is often associated with his motto:

(Luis Angel Ramos- Movement Coordinator for Volusia County and Central Florida after meeting the family  of the late William "Willie"C. Velasquez at the United States Hispanic Institute and committing along all leaders present to promote this simbolic stamp).

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Educational Awareness Day Come Meet Your Neighbor! Día de la EducaciónVenga y Conozca a su Ve c i n o !

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SPONSORED BY/AUSPICIADO POR:
•Daytona Beach Community College
•El Santuario Worship Center
•Central Florida Higher Education
Alliance, One Voice for Volusia
•Puerto Rico Federal Affairs
Administration Central Florida Region
•New Beginning Ministry
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For more information contact Luis Angel Ramos(386) 228-3090, ext. 4471 or (386) 316-1842, e-mail: ramos@dbcc.eduThe Volusia county Board is not affiliated with Educational Awareness Day in any manner,nor do they endorse or assume any responsibility for and activities which occur in connection with it.Come Meet Your Neighbor!Venga y Conozca a su Ve c i n o !Education Aw a reness DayDía de la Educación
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-Colleges and Universities Expo
-Displays & Information
Non-profit, private and Volusia
County Services, Central Florida
Legal Services, House Next Door
Services, etc.
-Employment Agencies
-Entertainment
-Food concessions by El Santuario
Worship Center
-Give-aways
-Feria de Educación: Colegios y
Universidades del Centro de la Florida
-Mesas de Información sobre Agencias
sin Fines de Lucro, Privadas y Servicios del
Condado de Volusia.
-Comida a la Venta
-Agencias de Empleo
-Música Gratis:
- Coro de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.
- J.C.Worship Crew
- Coro JESHUA
- Just Faith
- Perfect Harmony
- Edgardo LaTorre
DATE/FECHA: July 27, 2002
TIME/HORA: 10a.m.-2p.m.
PLACE/LUGAR: 395 Doyle Rd.
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(Towards Rt 415 after Osteen
Elementary in front of Nursery)

The Volusia county Board is not affiliated with educational Awareness Day in any manner,
nor do they endorse or assume any responsibility for and activities which occur in connection with it.
Come Meet Your Neighbor!
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Education Aw a reness Day
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Dated Material – Read Immediately
Recruitment Office
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Heritage celebration opens with prayers

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer

October 21, 2001; Page 06C
Article ID: 0110210329

Margot Negron of Deltona closed her eyes, clasped her hands and leaned her chin against them Saturday at a memorial prayer service here for terrorism victims.

The Puerto Rican native wore a blue New York cap, from the city she lived in for 46 years. She was among 60 people, most Hispanic, praying at the grounds of El Santuario Worship Center, Church of God.
The Rev. David Santos, pastor, opened the memorial service, asking for unity across America after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He spoke in English and Spanish.
The prayer opened a two-day Hispanic Heritage Celebration featuring performers, most scheduled to play and sing Christian music with a Latin twist. The event continues from noon to 7 p.m. today with more music and Caribbean food available for sale. The Chruch is at 395 Doyle Road.
The Memorial service began at noon-- two hours later than scheduled. Hours before it began, though, Santo's call for unity started to turn into action in his own back yard.
Various groups from Sanford and Deltona joined forces to help organizers set up the stage, get enough electricity for the instruments and set up chairs. They also provided flags, tents and other equipment.
Angel Perez, 28, one of the helpers, was among 21 members from Teen Challenge in Sanford, wic also offers programs for adults. Like many of his peers, Perez is undergoing drug rehabilitation after pushing away family from his life, losing his home and job.
On Saturday, Perez said the event helped him to stay focused on his goal to keep "a deep relationship with GOD."
Organizer Luis Ramos introduced Benita Collazo, 68, of Deltona as "the most powerful lady in the church."
Collazo, dressed in a white embroided blouse from Puerto Rico, greeted most people by their first name, with a kiss on the cheek. Speaking in Spanish, Collazo said a goal of the event was to "play GOD's music, which transforms lives and unites Latinos and Americans."
Just two weeks ago, Collazo celebrated her first wedding anniversary. Her husband, Jose, was among participants.
Organizers hope to have a similar Hispanic Festivity next year on this property, a 17 acre parcel the church, which has a congregation of about 100, recently acquired with the hopes of turning it into a day-care and worship center by year's end to replace its current facility in Deltona. Currently, the Osteen facility is equipped with tennis and basketball courts, and abundant green space is being used by youth from the church, Santos said.

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Stereotypes abound for the nation's fastest-growing

minority, but as with any ethnic label, one size does

not fit all

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   CLAUDIA MOSCOSO
STAFF WRITER

October 7, 2001; Page 01A
Article ID: 0110070205

See the tour guide at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, a 59-year-old white man with blue eyes? He gives away part of his life to strangers, his history tucked inside brown manila envelopes.

Look beyond a 9-year-old girl's cinnamon-color skin tone and accent to hear her heart speak as she walks down a dirt road in Pierson.

Know that a foreign-born doctor analyzing a tissue sample at a local hospital has donated a gift to the community, even though he is

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Family ties connect Deltona, Puerto Rico

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   Claudia Moscoso
October 7, 2001; Page 11A
Article ID: 0110070238

A pair of gloves representing famous Puerto Rican boxer Felix "Tito"Trinidad hangs from the rearview mirror of Luis Angel Ramos'car.

Ramos, a 30-year-old Deltona resident, carries a few other items that remind him of his roots, including a Puerto Rican flag draped over the back seat and a visor with the island flag.

"This is the year that God blessed Puerto Rico here in America,"said Ramos, a recruiter/mentor at

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New coordinator is ready to work

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com

May 11, 2001; Page 07C
Article ID: 0105110430

The new Hispanic Achievers coordinator for the YMCA plans to take her new job a step further than usual. Annette Marrero, a mother of two, wants her new job to become "a family affair."

Marrero, 34, of DeLand, plans to get her eldest daughter, 10-year-old Christina, involved in the program as soon as the girl enters middle school.

"One of my goals is to have the program up and running within a year's time,"she said.

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Pierson medical clinic closing doors Friday

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com

April 10, 2001; Page 01C
Article ID: 0104100321

Pierson residents in need of medical care might end up having to go elsewhere to get it.

Dr. Raymond Lyons, owner of the Pierson Family Medical Clinic since December, has confirmed he will be closing it Friday, declaring bankruptcy.

Lyons'decision leaves Dr. Otilia Marina's decade-old volunteer project offering the only other medical care in town.

But the fate of Marina's clinic, which provides free medical care to farmworkers on

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HISPANIC ACHIEVERS LEADER QUITS, SAYING HE

HAS NO TIME

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com

March 2, 2001; Page 01C
Article ID: 0103020399

Luis Angel Ramos has resigned from his post as YMCA Hispanic Achievers program coordinator, citing a time conflict with another job, the Deltona resident confirmed Thursday.

For the last three months, Ramos held a part- time job with the West Volusia Family YMCA in DeLand while working full time at Daytona Beach Community College.

In an e-mail sent recently to steering committee members for the Hispanic Achievers program, Ramos told them they represent "the ideal of

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HISPANIC ACHIEVERS RECRUITING

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com

January 27, 2001; Page 01C
Article ID: 0101270529

"Looking for young people, grades 7 through 12, who want to have fun and make new friends."

Don't worry, this is not a personal ad. Instead, it is a quick notice to remind youths that the DeLand YMCA will have an open house today from 3 to 6 p.m. Personnel hope to recruit young people interested in joining the YMCA's new Hispanic Achievers Program.

And young participants need not be Hispanic to join.

"Many

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OFFERING SUPPORT WOMAN HOPES TOHELP OTHERS

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   CLAUDIA MOSCOSO
Staff Writer
claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com

January 2, 2001; Page 01C
Article ID: 0101020233

A teacher at Pine Ridge High School and a mother of three wants to help lead by example by volunteering as a mentor in the newly created YMCA Hispanic Achievers program.

Although the program won't be launched until later this year, Zenaida Denizac of Deltona already knows one of the first things she would like to tell young Hispanic Achievers.

"As a foreigner, I came here as a non-English speaker, I know what it's like to come here, to a

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Parents, children gather to support Head Start

Program

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Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com
May 17, 2001; Page 03C
Article ID: 0105170368

Six-year-old Wes Brough Jr., an alumnus of Coleman Head Start in Orange City, doesn't think the county should drop out of the program he graduated from two years ago.


Because, he says, that's where he met Ms. Bonita Tyrell, or just "Ms. Tyrell," to him.

"She is the best, she made me smart," he said.

Brough and his cousin, Shayla Lauby, 4, were among 17 concerned children and parents attending a meeting Tuesday

(Meeting held at El Santuario Worship Center Church in Osteen organized by Luis Angel Ramos.)


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YMCA TO LAUNCH HISPANIC ACHIEVERS PROGRAM

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer
claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com

November 30, 2000; Page 01NW
Article ID: 0011300471

Plans are under way to launch the YMCA Hispanic Achievers program after almost a year of delay, YMCA officials announced recently.

According to Luis Angel Ramos, Hispanic Achievers program coordinator, the delay was due to personnel changes within the organization. But Ramos says most of the elements are in place now to launch a program for Hispanic youth that will be both educational and fun.

The initiative is a pilot program that will cover, initially, only west Volusia County,

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FESTIVAL CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

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   Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer
claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com

October 9, 2000; Page 01C
Article ID: 0010090216

Luis Angel Ramos, a Deltona resident of Hispanic origin, has many happy coincidences to commemorate Friday, from celebrating his 30th birthday to taking part in the opening day of the Multicultural Festival here.

Also Friday, Ramos'mother, Maria Cristina Irizarry, of Deltona, and his cousin, Abner Joel Rodriguez, of Puerto Rico, will be celebrating birthdays.

"A lot of people consider Friday the 13th a day of bad luck. I consider it a blessing,"

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PROGRAM PROVIDES YOUTH SAFE ALTERNATIVE

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   Timothy J. Gibbons
Staff Writer

December 19, 1999; Page 01SW
Article ID: 9912170526

Nita Schmellick's New Year resolution is to make new friends.

Well, not friends for herself, exactly, but partners for Project Safe, a program offered by the House Next Door, an organization she coordinates.

Project Safe provides alcohol- and drug-free events for area middle-school students in an attempt to keep them off the streets.

The project has held an event each month for the past year or so. In November, about 60 youngsters took over the YMCA for a Friday

(Luis Angel Ramos- Project Safe Coordinator) 

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Sign woes open campaign season

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   BOB KOSLOW - STAFF WRITER
August 31, 2005; Page 03C
Article ID: 409399660

DEBARY - It's not only hurricane season. It's campaign season.

Candidate qualifying only began Monday and runs through Sept. 8, but the first gusts of complaints have been lodged over campaign signs being stolen or city officials removing ones that were illegally placed.

The complaints could be signs of a blustery season; municipal elections are not until Oct. 11.

"It appears to me that the rules and regulations of sign placement are

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Aging rapidly Deltona commissioners look for ways to renew 'old'neighborhoods

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   MARK HARPER
Staff Writer mark.harper@news-jrnl.com

May 1, 2001; Page 01C
Article ID: 0105010355

Cast aside, for a moment, all notions of Deltona, the young city; Deltona, the growing city; Deltona, the subdivision city.

Try Deltona, the aging city.

The City Commission, just five years old itself, is looking for ways to keep Deltona's older neighborhoods from falling into blight. Commissioners were so concerned when asked to support a Department of Development Services proposal last month, they did so only after adjusting the fine print to allow funds from a

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Deltona house of culture preserves, promotes heritage


Staff Writer

Last update: April 13, 2005


DELTONA -- Retired elementary school teacher Antonio Rodriguez says a good way to preserve one's culture is to teach it to younger generations.

"It's important for Deltona to support the cultures of its people," said the 66-year-old native of Puerto Rico. "It's talent that we can give our youth."

Rodriguez, who enjoys wood carving, and his wife, Luz, who does metal embossing, said they believe establishing a Puerto Rican house of culture in Deltona is a positive step.

Rodriguez and eight other Puerto Rican-born Deltona residents were named Sunday to be members of the board of directors for the city's first official Puerto Rican house of culture.

The group of five women and four men, all artists, will make up the board for the new Centro de la Cultura Puertorriquena de la Florida Inc. Deltona Chapter. They will meet in the Volusia County Hispanic Association office on Deltona Boulevard.

Deltona's Puerto Rican house of culture will be an affiliate of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueno (Puerto Rican Institute of Culture), which is a branch of the Puerto Rican government.

The institute, established in 1955, aims to preserve, promote, enrich and expose Puerto Rican culture, said Magali Rojas, president of the Orlando Chapter of the Centro. The nonprofit agency seeks to find Puerto Rican artists and artisans in the United States, Latin America and Europe and provide exposure for their work, Rojas said.

"Artists, artisans, musicians, poets and other people with talent benefit from the house of culture's efforts," Rojas said.

The house of culture also helps arrange for artists to attend festivals all over the state. Members of the new Deltona board hope the center also will work with festival organizers to get registration and attendance fees reduced to build participation by beginning artists.

Getting a booth can be very expensive and although organizers say the money can be recouped through the sale of crafts, that doesn't always happen, said Awilda Lora, who makes bead jewelry.

"Recently in the Expo in Orlando, a booth was $600 and I did not sell enough of my crafts to make up the money," said Lora, also a board member. "The exposure is important but we have to make it more affordable to our artists."

Yaitza Denizac, 25, the youngest of the board members, said young Puerto Ricans who were born there but raised in the United States need to be taught about their culture. The Centro, or house of culture, she said, will help make that possible.

"There is a lot of talent in Puerto Rico that has been lost to these first-generation Puerto Rican-Americans," Denizac said. "Art is like playing the gong, traditional songs and "paranda" (type of Christmas celebration) are things that stay in the family. I believe the house of culture can help expose these to Puerto Ricans who have never seen them."

Matilde Zavala, treasurer of the Orlando Puerto Rican house of culture, hopes the Deltona center also will attract other Hispanic groups in the area, especially northwest Volusia communities where many Mexican immigrants live.

"They also possess a very rich culture and I am sure there are artists and artisans that we do not know of," Zavala said. "Being a Puerto Rican house of culture does not mean that we cannot accept or welcome other Hispanics."

Other Deltona residents named to the house of culture board include Zenaida Denizac, Raymond Baez, Luis Ramos, Rafael Valle, and Providencia Rodriguez.

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EDUCATION IS A KEY THAT OPENS MANY DOORS...

U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. R. Paige
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in Chicago at the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION RON PAIGE

AT THE 19th U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference 2001

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Class of 1995
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2007-2008 Director, Office of Development
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Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus

My B-Day at Puerto Rican Restaurant 2006
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From there to being interviewed and then dancing at another place with family and friends

La Mega98.1 Radio Commercial
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·  Planning/Advising Committee Member for the 19th U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference 2001 representing Central Florida and DBCC- The conference is attended by 8,000 participants and attracts national leaders, motivational and White House presenters.  Participated on the 8th USHLI National College Fair.  Attended the 20TH & The 18th U.S. Hispanic Leadership Conference 2002 & 2000 in Chicago for college recruitment (Participated on the 7th USHLI National College Fair) and training purposes.

MY AGENDA WHEN I RAN FOR OFFICE IN 2005 FOR DELTONA CITY COMMISSION DISTRICT 5
 
 I am passionate about:
  •  Education- work with the Volusia County School Board and DBCC 
  • Create the must needed INFRAINSTRUCTURE 
  •  Health Services in Deltona
  • Increase Open Communication with Citizens (VIDEO, TV, RADIO, WRITTEN)
  • Create Synergy between Volusia County and the Four Townes Cities 
  •  Smart Economic Growth
  •  Family Programs
  • Promote & help the development of local Small Businesses
  • Continue working with Congress and the FL Senators to alliviate the Flooding problems and not allowing building permits that will cause a deviation of a water retention area.
  •  Faith based initiatives
  •  Partnerships with Service Agencies
  •  Economic Development
  •  Trainning & Personal Development of Deltona Employees 
  •  Diversity Awareness 
  •  Respect among neighbors 
  •  Teamwork
  •  Accountability
  •  Leadership
  •  Youth Activities
  •  Development and more resources for Parks and Recreation
  •  Seek out Private Investors
  • Seek out Land Developers
  • Seek out and provide accessibility to Service Oriented Business to come to Deltona  
  •  Safety- more patrolling and more citizen's watch groups 
  •  Business Development in Deltona 
  •  Local Employment Development...

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UFC FAN!!!
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ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE???

ORLANDO MAGIC FAN 2002
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CAPTAIN AMERICA
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CAPTAIN PUERTO RICO

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El Santuario Worship Center, Church of God: Public Relations & Director: Prayer Service for America and Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2001& 2002.  The event was covered by the Daytona Beach News Journal and Raul El Nuevo Dia Raul Diaz de La Revista Hispana     

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Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer
October 21, 2001; Page 06C
Article ID: 0110210329

Margot Negron of Deltona closed her eyes, clasped her hands and leaned her chin against them Saturday at a memorial prayer service here for terrorism victims.

The Puerto Rican native wore a blue New York cap, from the city she lived in for 46 years. She was among 60 people, most Hispanic, praying at the grounds of El Santuario Worship Center, Church of God.
The Rev. David Santos, pastor, opened the memorial service, asking for unity across America after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He spoke in English and Spanish.
The prayer opened a two-day Hispanic Heritage Celebration featuring performers, most scheduled to play and sing Christian music with a Latin twist. The event continues from noon to 7 p.m. today with more music and Caribbean food available for sale. The Chruch is at 395 Doyle Road.
The Memorial service began at noon-- two hours later than scheduled. Hours before it began, though, Santo's call for unity started to turn into action in his own back yard.
Various groups from Sanford and Deltona joined forces to help organizers set up the stage, get enough electricity for the instruments and set up chairs. They also provided flags, tents and other equipment.
Angel Perez, 28, one of the helpers, was among 21 members from Teen Challenge in Sanford, wic also offers programs for adults. Like many of his peers, Perez is undergoing drug rehabilitation after pushing away family from his life, losing his home and job.
On Saturday, Perez said the event helped him to stay focused on his goal to keep "a deep relationship with GOD."
Organizer Luis Ramos introduced Benita Collazo, 68, of Deltona as "the most powerful lady in the church."
Collazo, dressed in a white embroided blouse from Puerto Rico, greeted most people by their first name, with a kiss on the cheek. Speaking in Spanish, Collazo said a goal of the event was to "play GOD's music, which transforms lives and unites Latinos and Americans."
Just two weeks ago, Collazo celebrated her first wedding anniversary. Her husband, Jose, was among participants.
Organizers hope to have a similar Hispanic Festivity next year on this property, a 17 acre parcel the church, which has a congregation of about 100, recently acquired with the hopes of turning it into a day-care and worship center by year's end to replace its current facility in Deltona. Currently, the Osteen facility is equipped with tennis and basketball courts, and abundant green space is being used by youth from the church, Santos said.

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Boricuas en Deltona/Volusia County in 2014
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Central FL Puerto Rican Parade (Facebook Group Manager 1,800's Members)

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Luis Ángel Ramos of Boricuas en Deltona said he was amazed how Puerto Rican groups came together to boycott a Puerto Rican parade. "Why don't the groups get together to save the Asociación Borinqueña," whose building is in foreclosure proceedings, he asked.
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My interview with the Orlando Sentinel in Spanish calling out for Unity among Puerto Ricans & Latinos about the Central Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival to be celebrated at Celebration Park this Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#story/parada-boricua-plasencia-20140320/

Por su parte Luis Ángel Ramos, del grupo de Boricuas de Deltona, dijo que va a caminar durante La Parada.

"Acabo de volver a Florida después de cuatro años en Puerto Rico y surgió la oportunidad de marchar en el desfile, me invitaron hace como dos semanas. Supe de unos problemas, pero yo siento que hace falta una reunión privada entre el señor René y todas las personas involucradas para ayudarse mutuamente. Yo apoyo todo lo boricua y lo latino y me da pena que no estemos unidos. Quisiera ver que el próximo año todos estén unidos, sin importar quién haga el festival", señaló.
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Parade Is Over But Controversy Lives On


And the band played on.

María T. Padilla
Editor

Orlando's Puerto Rican Parade and Festival was held Sunday but some folks have not let it go.

In fact, the dispute over the parade, organized by Cuban promoter René Plasencia which outraged some Puerto Rican groups, has reached fever pitch as activists and local Spanish-language radio hosts engage in a war of words and threats.

Now, some members of the Puerto Rican community are pushing for listeners of local radion station WPRD-1440 AM to file complaints to the Federal Communications Commission and station owners against show host William Díaz because they disagree with his opinions on the parade.

"Here is an easy-to-fill-out online form to instantly file your COMPLAINT against Mr. William Diaz and WPRD 1440 AM Radio at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website," wrote Eddie Nieves, a member of activist group Frente Unido 436, on his Facebook page.

Difference of Opinion
According to the FCC, the complaint has to be of an obscene, profane or indecent nature. This may be difficult to prove, given that there was nothing obscene, profane or indecent about Díaz's comments.

It is a difference of a opinion between Díaz and others that is protected by the First Amendment Right of Free Speech, which envisioned just this sort of thing.

Nieves is trying to launch his own Internet TV show. Should other Hispanics boycott his program? So goes the downward spiral.

Some members of the Puerto Rican community ought to pause and reflect on their actions. First, the fight was against Cubans. Now the fight is with Venezuelans, since Díaz is a native of that country. Tomorrow it will be –take your pick– Colombians? Dominicans? Ecuadorians? Peruvians? Panamanians? Costa Ricans?
What It's Not About
Let's be clear. This is a fight of only a few, not the majority of Puerto Ricans. The fact is, Puerto Ricans are a silent majority in Central Florida, barely voting in sufficient numbers. That needs to change, but for the moment that's the way it is.

This fight is not about self determination. It's about who gets to divvy up the proceeds of a Puerto Rican parade. Follow the money.

And this fight is not about the highest expression of a culture, as claimed Julio Zayas of Comité Preservación Cultura Puertorriqueña. That accolade belongs to Puerto Rican art, literature, poetry, music and dance to name only a few.

Puerto Ricans may be more than 50 percent of the region's Hispanic community but every community needs friends. No community can afford to alienate others. No community can progress on its own in this diverse society.

African Americans propelled the 1960s civil rights era, for example, but they also had friends and supporters among nonHispanic whites, Jews, Protestants, Catholics, Hispanic and Hollywood, among others.
Clock Is Ticking
That a Cuban promoted a Puerto Rican parade is not a crime. However, some Puerto Rican organizations are offended perhaps they should regroup and coordinate a parade through Downtown Orlando in 2015. It won't be easy because most Puerto Rican groups are struggling financially.

Fifth Third Bank has placed the headquarters of the Asociación Borinqueña in foreclosure proceedings. (There's a project for those in search of one, said Luis Ángel Ramos of Boricuas en Deltona, who marched in the parade.) Casa de Puerto Rico is attempting to raise funds. The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, last I heard, doesn't have an executive director.

But there are 12 or more months ahead for Puerto Ricans to organize a Puerto Rican parade through Downtown Orlando.

And the clock is ticking.
Maria T. Padilla at 3:33 PM
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Luis Angel Ramos Irizarry Congratulations John... You helped many of us when we came to Cityof Deltona as new residents and I do appreciate your help when you brought Banco Popular to Deltona (where I worked) and the interview at your newsp...aper when I started working for the Boys & Girls Club of Deltona (while working for DBCC) and also when we, Gladys, You and I) went representing Volusia County Hispanics to the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference in Chicago...

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My goal is to work with organizations that promote multicultural, educational, and good ethics in today's global market. I find myself to be a community liaison or bridge between people and organizations and their goals and accomplishments. If you need any more personal and professional information about me, please refer to my old political now work/personal webpage: http//:Americano3777.tripod.com.

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Mi historia comienza en Brooklyn New York en el 1970 donde naci el día del cumpleaños de mi madre. El 13 de octubre con ocho meses de gestación y con muchos problemas en el nacimiento.  Nací con un soplo en el corazón, asma (mensual en mi vida hasta mi adolescencia dónde me sane gracias a Dios), y un movimiento nervioso. En otras palabras soy milagrito de Dios.  Mi familia se mudo de New York hacia Aguadilla con mis abuelos cuando tenía unos tres años.  Aunque mis padres no lo creen recuerdo muchos eventos de mi vida en New York y de mi niñez en el Residencial Aponte y el Residencial Villamar dónde nos mudamos. Mi primera  experiencia teatral o artística fue hacer de “Juan Bobo” en mi graduación de Kindergarten a mis cuatro años.  Me crie en la Iglesia Pentecostal de Jesús Cristo, Inc. con la Pastora Dulce Maria Alvelo, ahora una maestra retirada.  Creo que mi desarrollo como líder comenzó en esta iglesia donde fui Presidente de la Sociedad de Niños. También fui Sargento en la Liga Atlética Policiaca mientras asistía a la Escuela Elemental Eladio J. Vega frente al mar.  Fui un estudiante becado en la escuela elemental por mi alto índice académico por el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico y donde recibí “La Escalera” como el Estudiante de Mejor Promedio. 

Mis padres se mudaron y me gradué de octavo grado como estudiante de alto honor en Yonkers, New York con los más altos honores en mi primer año de estudio en los Estados Unidos.  Luego mi familia se mudó de nuevo a Puerto Rico y me volví a graduar de noveno grado de la Escuela Intermedia Dr. Agustín Stahl en Aguadilla dónde participe en la poesía coreada en la graduación.  En la escuela superior José de Diego; donde obtuve un 98% en las “Primeras pruebas de capacitación de Puerto Rico” (Pruebas Puertorriqueñas) en el 1986 antes de mudarse con mi familia a Massachusettsdónde termino mi cuarto año con honores. Jamás se me olvidará como supe que había logrado estar en el grupo con honores en la graduación.  No entendía porque estaba sentado al frente y no con los Ramos que conocía graduándose conmigo.  De pronto vi a mi madre brincar en las gradas con mi padre aguantándola para no caerse y señalando el programa de graduación.  Cuando recibí mi diploma vi un pequeño logo que decía “honors” y le di la gloria y gracias a mi Dios.  Mi familia se mudó de nuevo a Puerto Rico y comencé mis estudios en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Aguadilla donde me destaqué como estudiante de honor, Mentor para estudiantes nuevos a través de la Oficina de Orientación y recibió Certificados de Mérito por representar el Recinto a nivel Isla ganando el "Grupo Teatral 88" el primer lugar. 

Luego de dos años en C.O.R.A. UPR Aguadilla, estudie un año de en Colegio de Mayagüez de la Universidad de Puerto Rico tratando de entrar en el programa de ingeniería eléctrica. Trabaje en el departamento de Admisiones por el programa de estudio y trabajo.  Pero aunque era un estudiante con un promedio de honores no fui aceptado en el programa de ingeniería eléctrica; mas fui aceptado para el programa de ingeniería por las universidades: Penn State University, Parks Illinois University, Florida State University, UMASS University y Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  No creía la realidad de becas universitarias así que aunque me hubiese gustado decidí no volver a los Estados Unidos y continuar mis estudios en la UPR en administración de empresas ya que entendí que me gustaba ayudar y servir la gente y trabajar en negocios.  Luego de un año me encanto el programa de Gerencia y Administración de Empresas y mis notas fueron buenas y mucho más fácil los estudios que en el programa de Ciencias Naturales.  Se me ofreció la oportunidad de terminar mi bachillerato en C.O.R.A.  UPR Aguadilla como su primera clase graduanda al convertirse de Colegio Regional en Recinto Universitario.  Más quise terminar en otro recinto y solicitar en el programa de Empresas en el Colegio/Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez y en el Recinto Universitario de Rio Piedras de la UPR.  Me reuní con los decanos del departamento de Empresas de ambos recintos y me pidieron una clase con la nota A ó B y me aceptaban en sus programas.  Las obtuve; ambas clases con notas de A y B.  Sin embargo no me aceptaron en ninguno de los recintos aunque la oferta de terminar mi bachillerato en un año.  Esta desilusión me conmovió y termine mudándome a Pennsylvania con amistades que conocí en New Bedford Massachusetts cuando estudiaba mi cuarto año de escuela superior.  

El primer día de mudarme a Pennsylvania para trabajar y luego continuar mis estudios mis amistades me obligaron a cruzar la calle y buscar información en el Reading Area Community College (RAAC) para continuar mis estudios.  Yo solo buscaba información para luego algún dia continuar mis estudios en una escuela con bachillerato.  Pero termine completando mi solicitud de admisión y comenzando mis estudios para el Asociado en Recursos Humanos.  Trabajé a tiempo completo y a tiempo parcial por un año en el Mall de Fairgrounds y en el Hamilton Corestates Bank, N.A.  Luego de 9 clases o 27 creditos aprobados con los créditos universitarios aprobados de la UPR me gradúe luego de mucho apoyo de mi padre que se mudo conmigo a Pennsylvania y mis profesores.  Antes de graduarme solicite a: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania para continuar mis estudios de bachillerato y para un trabajo como Claims Representative en AETNA Health Insurance Corporation (que se encontraba frente a RAAC antes de cruzar la calle de mi apartamento).  La graduación fue un momento que marco mi vida; mas solo pudo estar mi padre y mis amistades de Massachussets que me recibieron en mis comienzos en Pennsylvania.  Me aceptaron en Kutztown University of Pennsylvania como estudiante adulto a tiempo parcial y me reclutaron como Claims Representative en AETNA Health Insurance Corporation. Renuncie a mi trabajo como cajero en el banco Corestates y me celebraron como un rey mi graduación y renuncia.  Me dieron regalos mas lo que me impacto fue como todas mis compañeras me describieron como alguien que no las dejó en paz en cuanto a terminar o comenzar sus estudios universitarios; incluyendo a mi jefa todas me agradecieron mi continuo mensaje de continuar y terminar sus estudios. Tres de ellas me informaron que se habían registrado y que yo tuve algo que ver con su decisión.  También me ofrecieron un trabajo interesante donde se me llamaba solo cuando me necesitaran los fines de semana o por las tardes pagándome más dinero.  Soy la primera generación en colegio en mi familia y me crie en un residencial en Aguadilla y puedo decir que fue gracias a varios mentores.

Luego de estudiar un semestre en Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, trabajando a tiempo completo en AETNA Health Insurance Corporation y a tiempo parcial en Corestates Bank N.A. tome la decisión de renunciar a mis empleos y terminar mis estudios a tiempo completo con la ayuda de prestamos estudiantiles ya que me iba a tardar mas de cuatro años terminar mi bachillerato a tiempo parcial.  La decisión resulto en terminar mis estudios en un año y medio estudiando en navidad y veranos.  El día de mi graduación fue especial ya que mi madre y hermana viajaron a compartir el evento conmigo y mi padre y amistades.   Mis padres se sintieron un poco decepcionados pues no fui un graduando con honores mas les dije que tomaran en cuenta la bendición que tuve de ser escogido por el Reading Eagle News Paper para su historia anual de graduación y también salió una entrevista de prensa en grupo con estudiantes minoritarios en el Periódico The “M” Voice.  

En Kutztown Unversity of Pennsylvania tuve la oportunidad de desarrollarme como estudiante líder en todos los grupos que pertenecí: fui Estudiante Guía para Admisiones, Mentor para el Grupo S.A.L.S.A.- Student Advocates or Latino Success Alliance, Presidente del Grupo de Estudiantes Internacionales, Vice-Presidente del Grupo Latino Students Association- Coordiné y busque fondos para el primer concierto de Salsa en la Universidad, represente la Universidad en la “Parada Puertorriqueña de Filadelfia” y la conferencia “Latinos en Pennsylvania 1995”).  También siendo estudiante de último año trabajé como Asistente de Coordinador en un Programa Nacional Piloto para los Boy Scouts en tres escuelas del área central de la ciudad de Reading y como Traductor en el Programa de Kutztown University MINDCO (ayudando a desarrollar planes de trabajo a Latinos para comenzar su propio negocio).  El Programa de MINDCO fue reconocido por la Casa Blanca de los Estados Unidos y promovido por el Presidente Bill Clinton luego de su visita en 1995 donde tuve la oportunidad de asistir como un V.I.P por ser traductor del programa. Otros lideres que conocí y tuve la oportunidad de escuchar fueron: La Primera Ministro de Inglaterra y Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña Margaret Thatcher, Michael Forbes (dueño y editor de la revista Forbes), etc.  Se me ofreció mi maestría sin costo a través de un internado con el Vice-Presidente Carrols y el Multicultural Center mas decidí declinar tan buena oferta y tomar un tiempo descanso luego de siete años de estudio continuo en cuatro universidades y completar mi programa de Pre-Ingeniería, Recursos Humanos y Administración de Empresas.

Trabajé en el Welfare Department de Pennsylvania por un tiempo; más no sentía que estaba ayudando a la comunidad.  Me mudé a Puerto Rico por un año donde a través del programa de cupones para alimento trabajé como Supervisor de Producción en una factoría en la Base Ramey de Aguadilla (donde estudié en C.O.R.A. UPR). 

Al cabo de un año en Puerto Rico me mudé a Florida con mi mejor amigo, Nelson Javier Morales, del Residencial Villamar y de la Iglesia Pentecostal de Jesús Cristo (dónde yo era el Presidente de la Sociedad de Niños y Javi era el Secretario).  Trabajé en un par de factorías, una cafetería y luego de buscar ayuda en la antigua Volusia County Hispanic Association de Volusia County conseguí empleo en: primero Administrative Assistant en el Juvenile Justice Department of Florida in Volusia and Flagler Counties (dónde ttambién coordine programas de mentoría en la comunidad y fui certificado como Mentor para jóvenes del programa) y luego como cajero en el Banco Popular de Florida.  Dentro de la Asociación Hispana de Volusia County me promovieron a Miembro de la Junta Directiva y como Presidente del Comité Educativo, Comité de Festival Hispano (los fondos generados eran utilizados para la creación de becas para estudiantes Hispanos). 

En Florida trabajé con una variedad de programas comunitarios que he comenzado y he estado envuelto como líder comunitario llevando a cabo varias tareas al mismo tiempo. Mi trabajo clave o lo que me abrió puertas en la comunidad local y nacional fue para el Daytona Beach College como Mentor de la Comunidad/ Reclutador/Especialista de Admisiones (Cubriendo dos Condados y reclutamiento en Conferencias Nacionales Para Latinos- Chicago) para todos los programas de Colegio, Escuela Superior,  Examen de Aprovechamiento Escolar y Clases Básicas para Adultos. trabajando a tiempo completo utilice mi tiempo libre para trabajar en programas de educación y liderato para la juventud tales como: Boys & Girls Club, YMCA Hispanic Achievers (Programa de Mentarías/tutorías por Mentores exitosos en la Comunidad), Project Safe (Programa de Prevención para Estudiantes de Escuela Intermedia y sus Padres) y los Boy Scouts of América, FL (balompié- Programa Piloto Nacional para aumentar el reclutamiento de Latinos), Youth Explosión for Christ Concerts (Programa de Conciertos para la Juventud como Prevención) y también Project Safe -Programa de Prevención enfocado en Estudiantes de Escuela Intermedia que envolvía los padres a través de un periódico mensual creado por mi y un “convenio de padre”. Otros programas en los que trabaje fueron Coordinador del Programa de Participacion de Padres para Mid Florida Community Services, Head Start, Director de Servicios al Estudiante y Mercadeo- Angley College, Director

Luego de cinco años en Daytona Beach Community College; ahora Daytona State College, volví a Pennsylvania a trabajar para Kutztown University of Pennsylvania profesionalmente como Director Asistente del Multicultural Center dónde completé en equipo mas de 17 programas de liderato y mentoría en menos de seis meses. Fue en K.U. donde desarrollé y se aprobó el Programa de Mentarías/tutorías “Step Up” el cual seria de un proceso de cuatro años donde los estudiantes de primer año que recibieran la mentoría de un estudiante de ultimo año y se convertiría en tutor su segundo año y así continuaría como mentor por tres años.  Renuncié al ver que mi convenio no incluyó ayudarme a terminar mi maestría como estaba estipulado en la primera conversación antes de comenzar mi trabajo.  Mas estando en Pennsylvania recibí una llamada de un miembro de la junta directiva del Volusia County School Board para que considerara volver y terminar mis estudios para maestro y principal de escuelas. Esta llamada me conmovió y me lleno de dirección profesional y personal.  Volví a Florida como Director Ejecutivo de los Boy Scouts de Florida Central.  Representé a los Boy Scouts en la Latino Advisory Committee- Closing the Gap Initiative 2004-2005 en el Volusia Conty School Board.  Luego, me certifiqué como maestro substituto, invitado/orador invitado, tutor por el Volusia County School Board. También recibí elegibilidad temporera como Maestro de Comercio por el Estado de la Florida.  Fui contratado por Volusia County School Board como Maestro Substituto y como Facilitador y Entrenador de Diversidad en la Escuela Pine Ridge High School.

Algo que impactó mi vida  fue el recibir un reconocimiento por mi trayectoria en la Educación y Programas de Liderato en la Florida Central por el Periódico La Prensa en los Premios Paoli 2005.  Esto me motivo a correr como comisionado de la Ciudad de Deltona luego de trabajar en campañas políticas: presidenciales, comisionados del condado de Volusia, comisionados de las ciudades del condado, congresistas, senadores y alcaldes.  Esta campaña fue una experiencia enriquecedora y una que abre los ojos a realidades que antes no había notado en el mundo de la política y las amistades.  Siempre he estado envuelto en eventos comunitarios de liderato, educación, salud, y con la Hispanidad en los cuales siempre he incluido mi familia, amigos e iglesia.  Le agradezco humildemente a Dios el honor de representar a los Puertorriqueños y Latinos de Florida Central en eventos en: Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Pennsylvania y en Washington, D.C. 

Luego de tres años en Puerto Rico luchando contra el cáncer de piel tornado en tumor facial; el cáncer de mi padre volvió a resurgir, lo cual rechazo y reclamo sanidad para él y por lo cual ya comenzamos una terapia doble y diferente para combatirlo.  A través de esta situación en mi proceso de aprendizaje y de madurez, no solo de pelear contra el cáncer de mi padre en medio de un sistema médico tan complicado; sino que también he logrado hacer de una situación tan difícil cambiarlas en dos nuevas oportunidades: obtener mi maestría al fin y comenzar mi sueño con mucho esfuerzo y aun con mucho camino por recorrer de mi negocio propio en Tutorías: R.E.S.T. – Ramos Educational Services & Translations, Inc.  Con este programa social espero ayudar a jóvenes adultos completar sus estudios de escuela superior a través de tutorías y mentorías individualizadas para combatir el rampante problema de la deserción escolar  la cual resulta en tantos problemas sociales y económicos para nuestra Isla y comunidad Puertorriqueña y en los Estados Unidos.  Le agradezco a Dios el haber logrado continuar mis estudios  luego de 17 años luego de mi bachillerato en Gerencia de Comercio Internacional y Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Kutztown de Pennsylvania.  Estoy a punto de graduarme; con dos clases por terminar para mi Maestría en Educación de Adultos, Andragogía (graduación Mayo 2013) de la UMET de Aguadilla hasta ahora con un promedio de 4.00 GPA. 

El programa de Tutorías R.E.S.T. que he considerado comenzar por varios años antes de ejercerme como Director de Desarrollo en la Universidad Inter-Americana de Puerto Rico Recinto de Aguadilla en el año 2007.  Busco alianzas que resultan en una buena inversión comunitaria para unas tutorías individualizadas y utilizando computadoras como un por método de enseñanza utilizando lograr ayudar nuestros estudiantes a alcanzar y aumentar su nivel de autoestima y ejecución en las materias de Ingles y Matemáticas.  R.E.S.T. se propone ayudar a jóvenes adultos completar sus estudios de escuela superior a través de tutorías y mentorías individualizadas para combatir el rampante problema de la deserción escolar  la cual resulta en tantos problemas sociales y económicos para nuestra Isla y comunidad Puertorriqueña en los Estados Unidos en un futuro cercano a un nivel Isla y a nivel de otros Estados Americanos.   Estoy trabajando en una propuesta para ayudar un grupo marginado de nuestra sociedad para ayudarlos a superarse como yo lo hice por encima de cualquier paradigma o exclusión a servicios para terminar sus estudios de escuela superior y continuar estudios universitarios como yo lo hice y lo continúo haciendo. 

Estoy certificado como maestro de Mercadeo, Maestro Substituto, Conferencista de Escuelas, como Maestro de Clases: de GED/Escuela Superior/Educación Básica para Adultos y también se desempeñó como Tutor de estudiantes de escuela elemental en las casas a tiempo parcial mientras trabajé a tiempo completo como Coordinador de Padres para Headstart para Volusia County, FL. Creo firmemente que todas estas experiencias me han hecho un defensor de la educación promoviendo mi creatividad para lograr alianzas comunitarias tan variadas mas todas reflejan mi compromiso con la educación harán de este proyecto uno muy exitoso no solo en el área oeste donde no existe uno parecido en todo Puerto Rico.  Algo muy importante en mi vida que  también he reanudado luego de 24 años; son mis estudios Teológicos en el Institutito Teológico de la Iglesia Fuente de Verdad (detrás del Estadio Canena Márquez y Las Cascadas) en Aguadilla.  Tuve el honor de predicar hacerca de las águilas por primera véz en 20 años.

 En mi maestría de Educación de Adultos aprendí que la Teoría de Andragogía y el Aprendizaje del Adulto de Malcom Knowles pensaba que para un adulto poder aprender se tiene que entender las características necesarias de estos estudiantes.    La educación de adultos debe producir varios resultados, tiene que tener varias características y tiene varios pasos a seguir para poder motivar a aprender.  Como Malcom Knowles encontró a Eduard Lindeman como su mentor mientras trabajo en la YMCA de Boston, MA, también fue mentor de muchos y debemos tomar este ejemplo para buscar un mentor profesional y ser mentor a otros.  Su trabajo en la YMCA fue la base de su teoría y el comienzo de un movimiento nacional para educar adultos de una manera diferente. Entiendo que “Andragogía” es el compromiso educativo con un cambio de mentalidad de: “educar a la gente; hacia: ayudarlos a aprender”.  Me identifico mucho con Malcom Knowles ya que he sido reclutador, soy certificado como maestro vitalicio de educación para adultos por el Daytona Beach Community College ahora Daytona State College. 

¿Quien Eres? = Tu Vida en Otros!  Como tu afectas a los que están a tu alrededor es la esencia de quien tú eres.  Se lo que es tener un mentor y ser un mentor…   Como facilitadores en la educación de adultos, padres y miembros de esta sociedad debemos ser agentes de cambio necesario.  Varios estudios que he escuchado en conferencias nacionales para Hispanos/Latinos representando a mi universidad de trabajo, los Puertorriqueños de Florida Central en: Denver- Colorado, Chicago- Illinois, Washington, D.C. y en Florida hacen ver la necesidad y promueven seleccionar y adiestrar Maestros/Mentores/Tutores receptivos que sepan atender las necesidades, expectativas e intereses del estudiante en riesgo. Es importante que los Maestros/ Mentores/Tutores tengan la capacidad de escuchar para poder orientarlos en forma adecuada. 

Tuve mis dudas de estudiar esta maestría no por lo bien que me complementa mis trece años de experiencia en la educación y entrenamiento de jóvenes y adultos; sino porque siempre estoy buscando y tratando de ser proactivo en mi destino.  Pero en esa misma semana de estar poniéndome como dijo un compañero en la clase mohoso y de evaluar mis metas y mi vida; vino a mi iglesia Fuente de Verdad en Aguadilla (donde reanudé mis estudios teológicos luego de 24 años de haberlos abandonado) el Doctor José Batista un “Andragogo” y “Agente de Cambio” que estudio con Malcom Knowles el cual desarrollo la Teoría de la Personalidad y la esta desarrollando a nivel mundial (Puerto Rico, México, United States, y otros países).  Luego supe al mencionar Androgogía que el dueño de la casa que alquilo, Don Mariano Lasalle de casi cien años también estudio con Malcom Knowles en sus estudios.  Siempre use al hablar con Don Mariano el termino Educación de Adultos para darme a entender; pensé yo. Contestando la pregunta de cual seria el tema que añadiría en este curso y esta maestría sería: La Teoría de la Personalidad por el Doctor José Batista, un Aguadillano, Puertorriqueño y un Andragogo en acción mundial hoy...

En nuestra adultez cada cadena de acontecimientos siempre nos llevan a nuestro destino del cual debemos ser participantes activos y determinantes en el desarrollo de cada resultado en nuestra vida y la de los que nos rodean como factores activos en sus universos ya que somos también eslabones de la cadena de acontecimientos en sus vidas.  Todos los que me conocen saben que todo lo aplico y lo asocio con mi vida y mis metas (lo cual es parte de la definición de Andragogía).  Puedo ver en todo lo que hice mi pasión por la educación y motivación por el mejoramiento personal.

 

 

 

Ahora, entiendo que todos los acontecimientos fueron parte de mi proceso de aprendizaje y madurez de vida o de mi cadena de acontecimientos.  Creo que todo obra para bien; y así lo he visto este verano del 2012; en el cual cada eslabón me llevó de nuevo a reanudar mis fuerzas y comenzar mis últimas dos clases y mi tesina.  Primero visité mi familia en Florida para hacer el brindis en una boda y donde solo de estar con ellos fue maravilloso.  El día de yo hacer el brindis me llego una carta de NASA a casa de mi hermana, donde fue mi primer hogar en Florida, indicándome que mi solicitud como astronauta había sido recibida y estaba siendo considerada y evaluada. Esta solicitud me llego por internet y pensé que seria una buena practica y hasta una broma, además de utilizarlo para servir de ejemplo a mis sobrinos de que todo es posible a cualquier edad (tengo 41 años).  Luego buscando a mi sobrino en su escuela, me saludó una antigua amiga la cual me felicito por salir en el libro de Deltona.  Yo había leído en periódico El Faro de Volusia de que John Hernández, un antiguo mentor de cuando me mudé a Deltona, Florida, escribió un libro History of Deltona- The Beginning” mas para mi sorpresa John me incluyó como uno de los pioneros y lideres comunitarios Hispanos de la ciudad añadiendo que estoy ahora estudiando mi maestría en educación de adultos en la UMET.  Sigo creyendo que “todo” obra para bien…  He aprendido que debemos volver a nuestros principios y re-evaluar nuestros valores y nuestras metas para entender que tenemos que simplificar nuestras vidas para una mejor existencia.  Nuestro aprendizaje es diario, continuo, dinámico y estoy ansioso de ser parte de la nueva generación de “Agentes de Cambio” en un mover y necesidad en nuestra sociedad Puertorriqueña exactamente en lo que nosotros estamos aprendiendo en la UMET de Aguadilla…

AGRADECIDO DE DIOS POR SU MISERICORDIA Y POR SER REAL EN MI VIDA Y EN MI FAMILIA... PRIMERO MI PADRE HOY EL MEDICO ENT NOS DIJO QUE LA BIOPSIA PARA CANCER FUE NEGATIVA; LUEGO QUE EL PET SCAN SALIO POSITIVO Y YA HABIA COMENZADO CON DOS QUIMOTERAPIAS POR VENA MAS QUIMOTERAPIA POR PASTILLAS.  RECIENTEMENTE TODOS LOS ESTUDIOS HECHOS POR EL CARDIOLOGO Y EL UROLOGO SALIERON TAMBIEN SUPER PERFECTOS GRACIAS A DIOS PUES DIOS HACE TODO COMPLETO…

TAMBIEN MI MADRE TUVO DOS RESULTADOS DIJERON QUE TENIA CANCER EN LE PANCREAS MAS LOS ULTIMOS DOS DIJERON QUE NO TENIA NADA!!!

DIOS TODAVIA HACE MILAGROS!!!!

Hoy dia soy Profesor en la Escuela de Educacion de Adultos, Daytona State College, Campus en Deltona, FL

 

REVISADO 03/17/2014

Favorites

 
Favorite Music:
 

All kind of music in Spanish, English and Italian; mostly Christian!!!

I used to be a (great) salsa and meregue dancer but I need some new classes to shake off the rust... any volunteers???

Favorite TV Shows:
Ultimate Fightign Championshp!!!, Brothers & Sisters, Boston Law, The King of Queens, Joel Osteen, others....
Favorite Movies:
The Passion, Good Will Hunting, Christopher Columbus; The Discovery, Remeber The Titans, About Last Night, A Beautiful Mind, In Good Company, Naked Gun 1, Rainman, Into The Blue (with Jessica Alba!!!), The Departed, Wedding Crashers, Gladiator, Usual Suspects, Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Scarface, Goodfellas, Casino, Caddyshack, Dumb and Dumber, Old School, ETC.

 

Favorite Books:
The Bible, The Best of You Now by Joel Osteen & Addiction for Approval? Joyce Meyer
Favorite Quotations:
Yes!!!        
Enjoy every minute!      
Education is a Key!  

[Attitude = 100%. If you add the alphabetical value of every letter of the word attitude you will get a 100 numeric result.]

Here's a list of some of my favorite music:

Z88.3, RADIO AMOR, RADIO LUZ, Luis Santiago, Jaci Velazquez, Salvador, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Eagles, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, U2, Chicago, Christian: Gospel, Contemporary, balads, Salsa Merengue, Manny Montes- Reggeton Christiano, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw), ...
 
 

Coach Yoast and Coach Boone The real life coaches from inspirational story that inspired the Disney movie Remember The Titans; at Kutztown University of PA in 2004 for my favorite completed project as the Coordinator and Master of Ceremony:  Promoting Diversity Through Sports.

ME WITH REAL LIFE COACHES FROM MOVIE REMBER THE
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TITANS AT MY PROJECT PROMOTING DIVERSITY THROUGH SPORTS AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

Organizer and M.C. for Diversity Through Sports at
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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 500 attendees with media coverage

Cinco De Mayo as Assistant Director of Multicult.
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Services at Kutztown Univ. (Class of 1995)

Assistant Director of Multicultural Services K.U.
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Coordinated Yo Soy Latina Play from NY (Latina Pride and Diferences)

Honoring my grandfather Luis Ramos Korean War WWII
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I never had the honor to meet him since he died when I was one year old...

My grandfather Luis Ramos Valentin, Sr. with my da
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Luis Ramos Valentin, Jr. I guess I should have been Luis Angel Ramos, III not Jr.

PUERTO RICANS BOUGHT THEIR USA CITIZENSHIP WITH
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BLOOD IN WWII- MY GRANDFATHER LUIS RAMOS, SR. VETERAN KOREAN & WWII

MY GRANDFATHER WAS A WWII & KOREA VET
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WWII DISPLAY IN WASHINGTON D.C- Executive Director of Boy Scouts of America & National Pilot Program

1st Motivational & Educational Presentation for
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Head Start Parents for the InterAmerian Univ. of P.R. at El Faro Hotel Aguadilla

Organized First Education Congress by P.R.
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Foundation at InterAmerican P.R. University, Mayor, President

LA FAMILIA
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ANDRAGOGIST= ADULT EDUCATION SPECIALIST
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Proud Our Puerto Rican Heritag Indian White Black
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My Poem: NEW YORK RICAN



FACEBOOK GROUP BORICUAS EN DELTONA, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL

Hola Mi Gente:


NEW YORK RICAN- POEMA
POR Luis Ángel Ramos Irizarry...

... SOY TAINO, BLANCO Y NEGRO
QUIZAS CON PORTUGUES, IRLANDES O ITALIANO,
TODO POR EL ORO Y LA FAMA
SE HIZO INJUSTICIA EN SU FAUNA
MAS FUE LA RELIGION
QUE LA REBELION
LO QUE PERMITIO UNA UNION
UNA UNION DE RAZA
QUE SE UNIO LUEGO POR ARTE, AMOR Y PATRIA…

EL ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO
EL INGLES Y EL ESPANOL FUNDIO
COSTUMBRES Y CULTURA.
EN NUEVA YORK POR LA ECONOMIA
NACIO ESTE JIBARO
QUE AUNQUE CELEBRA CON FIESTA
SU ESTADO DE NACIMIENTO
NO RENIEGA SU MANCHA DE PLATANO

NACI EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS
DE PADRES PRESTADOS A OTRA CULTURA
PERO CON LA MISMA CIUDADANIA
SOY NEW YORK RICAN
Y SOY REPRESENTANTE DE BORINQUEN
Y DE ESTADOS UNIDOS...
CONQUISTADOR DE TRIUNFOS COMO AGUILA Y GALLO!

WE are Americanos with a Puerto Rican background proud of our rich and diverse heritage; born here in the States or in Puerto Rico. There are more to come to Central Florida and we should help each other when possible...

WE are not directly affiliated to any specific group or association due to lack of communication and information exchange; yet we promote them all... The more the merrier... If you have something to promote send it to The Only Group's Manager (LUIS ANGEL RAMOS IRIZARRY) for Approval through mail. l will gladly post it if it is within our interest.

This group should serve to communicate Community events, Youth Events and Services, Leadership, Social Issues, Educational Issues, Health Issues and promote Businesses from our Community or Service our Community.

My hope is to see some friends join and make new friends through this group. Yet, the main goal is to inform and continue membership and "Synergy" with other Americano groups in Central Florida and in the Nation to keep our local community informed and active.


My goal is for this group to inform and motivate Boricuas from different believes, backgrounds, townships from Puerto Rico, States of origin and political affiliations to get involved in all aspects of our community and to make a difference everywhere.

Who are You? Your life in others...

Please feel free to post your businesses, birthdays, weddings, pictures, news, community programs and any outstanding member of the Puerto Rican Community from Deltona or any other city or state which motivates us and serves us as mentors to continue to "Step Up" in this our city, county, state and country.

Please take a minute to look at the web links below for your information about issues that might be of your interest...

Luis Angel Ramos Irizarry
Boricuas en Deltona, Volusia County, FL
http//:Americano3777.tripod.com
http://www.myspace.com/MARKETMINISTER
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=178269264

I see the need to provide our students with different options and constant positive reinforcement of their goal and how all the steps have already been drawn for them and they just need to continue to strive for their best and ask for help when needed... Mentoring is the key for students to finish their education and their life goals...

We Americanos all have a duty to be involved with our community in one way or another. We are all part of a chain for change and we can not afford to be the weak link... The Education Department is nothing without the community and without the local and national business involvement to promote and work on our future and most important asset: our children and youth...

"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."

"I am a product of the West Indies. Born to African Queens on the soil of Taino battle grounds, bred by the blood of Spanish Kings who conquered all. This tragic but astonishing creation produced my skin, which has been burned by the Caribbean sun. This alliance created me and I give my all to which it stands. Puerto Rico, yo soy tuyo" unknown Author;----------

These are some events I have been involved in Deltona, Volusia County and on a National Level representing humbled this area:

Educational Awareness Day Come Meet Your Neighbor! Día de la EducaciónVenga y Conozca a su Ve c i n o !

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SPONSORED BY/AUSPICIADO POR:
•Daytona Beach Community College
•El Santuario Worship Center
•Central Florida Higher Education
Alliance, One Voice for Volusia
•Puerto Rico Federal Affairs
Administration Central Florida Region
•New Beginning Ministry
www.dbcc.edu
An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution
The Recruitment/Admissions Department
presents:
For more information contact Luis Angel Ramos
(386) 228-3090, ext. 4471 or (386) 316-1842, e-mail: ramos@dbcc.edu

The Recruitment/Admissions Departmentpresents:
For more information contact Luis Angel Ramos(386) 228-3090, ext. 4471 or (386) 316-1842, e-mail: ramos@dbcc.eduThe Volusia county Board is not affiliated with Educational Awareness Day in any manner,nor do they endorse or assume any responsibility for and activities which occur in connection with it.Come Meet Your Neighbor!Venga y Conozca a su Ve c i n o !Education Aw a reness DayDía de la Educación
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Nonprofit OrganizationU.S. PostagePAIDDaytona Beach, FLPermit No. 322Dated Material – Read Immediately Recruitment OfficeP.O. Box 2811Daytona Beach, Florida 32120-2811

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-Colleges and Universities Expo
-Displays & Information
Non-profit, private and Volusia
County Services, Central Florida
Legal Services, House Next Door
Services, etc.
-Employment Agencies
-Entertainment
-Food concessions by El Santuario
Worship Center
-Give-aways
-Feria de Educación: Colegios y
Universidades del Centro de la Florida
-Mesas de Información sobre Agencias
sin Fines de Lucro, Privadas y Servicios del
Condado de Volusia.
-Comida a la Venta
-Agencias de Empleo
-Música Gratis:
- Coro de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.
- J.C.Worship Crew
- Coro JESHUA
- Just Faith
- Perfect Harmony
- Edgardo LaTorre
DATE/FECHA: July 27, 2002
TIME/HORA: 10a.m.-2p.m.
PLACE/LUGAR: 395 Doyle Rd.
Osteen, FL 32764
(Towards Rt 415 after Osteen
Elementary in front of Nursery)

The Volusia county Board is not affiliated with educational Awareness Day in any manner,
nor do they endorse or assume any responsibility for and activities which occur in connection with it.
Come Meet Your Neighbor!
Venga y Conozca a su Ve c i n o !
Education Aw a reness Day
Día de la Educación

Page 2
Nonprofit Organization
U.S. Postage
PAID
Daytona Beach, FL
Permit No. 322
Dated Material – Read Immediately
Recruitment Office
P.O. Box 2811
Daytona Beach, Florida 32120-2811


Article 3 of 12 found
Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer
October 21, 2001; Page 06C
Article ID: 0110210329
Margot Negron of Deltona closed her eyes, clasped her hands and leaned her chin against them Saturday at a memorial prayer service here for terrorism victims.

The Puerto Rican native wore a blue New York cap, from the city she lived in for 46 years. She was among 60 people, most Hispanic, praying at the grounds of El Santuario Worship Center, Church of God.
The Rev. David Santos, pastor, opened the memorial service, asking for unity across America after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He spoke in English and Spanish.
The prayer opened a two-day Hispanic Heritage Celebration featuring performers, most scheduled to play and sing Christian music with a Latin twist. The event continues from noon to 7 p.m. today with more music and Caribbean food available for sale. The Chruch is at 395 Doyle Road.
The Memorial service began at noon-- two hours later than scheduled. Hours before it began, though, Santo's call for unity started to turn into action in his own back yard.
Various groups from Sanford and Deltona joined forces to help organizers set up the stage, get enough electricity for the instruments and set up chairs. They also provided flags, tents and other equipment.
Angel Perez, 28, one of the helpers, was among 21 members from Teen Challenge in Sanford, wic also offers programs for adults. Like many of his peers, Perez is undergoing drug rehabilitation after pushing away family from his life, losing his home and job.
On Saturday, Perez said the event helped him to stay focused on his goal to keep "a deep relationship with GOD."
Organizer Luis Ramos introduced Benita Collazo, 68, of Deltona as "the most powerful lady in the church."
Collazo, dressed in a white embroided blouse from Puerto Rico, greeted most people by their first name, with a kiss on the cheek. Speaking in Spanish, Collazo said a goal of the event was to "play GOD's music, which transforms lives and unites Latinos and Americans."
Just two weeks ago, Collazo celebrated her first wedding anniversary. Her husband, Jose, was among participants.
Organizers hope to have a similar Hispanic Festivity next year on this property, a 17 acre parcel the church, which has a congregation of about 100, recently acquired with the hopes of turning it into a day-care and worship center by year's end to replace its current facility in Deltona. Currently, the Osteen facility is equipped with tennis and basketball courts, and abundant green space is being used by youth from the church, Santos said.

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Parents, children gather to support Head Start program
Meeting organized by Luis Angel Ramos at El Santuario Worship Center and invited the press...

Article 11 of 12 found
Claudia Moscoso
Staff Writer claudia.moscoso@news-jrnl.com
May 17, 2001; Page 03C
Article ID: 0105170368

Six-year-old Wes Brough Jr., an alumnus of Coleman Head Start in Orange City, doesn't think the county should drop out of the program he graduated from two years ago.


Because, he says, that's where he met Ms. Bonita Tyrell, or just "Ms. Tyrell," to him.

"She is the best, she made me smart," he said.

Brough and his cousin, Shayla Lauby, 4, were among 17 concerned children and parents attending a meeting Tuesday
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***There is no cost to be in Boricuas en Deltona, Volusia County, Florida.***
Nothing better than "Synergy" (union).

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