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joseph p. a. villescas, ph.d. is an independent consultant, writer and instructor. he conducts extensive investigations on latino and other multidimensional populations that explore trends in their educational development, media consumption, internet usage, voting behaviors, racial categorization, organizational capacities and readiness for future leadership roles in community settings.
he is also the founder and owner of villescas research, media & instruction, llc which is a private firm that provides an array of resources and experienced collaborators for community-oriented initiatives.
although based in el paso, several vrmi reports, productions and projects are underway that target multiple border counties, communities in central texas and chicago as well as undergraduate and graduate student populations nationally.
november 17: welcome meeting for 2014 nhi applicants & parents
Please join new NHI applicants, local alumni, and parent volunteers at our next team gathering at the University of Texas at El Paso, Health Sciences and Nursing Bldg, Room #206 on Sunday, November 17th at 1:00-3:00 PM. A preliminary staff meeting is scheduled from 12:30-1:00 PM, and after our welcome meeting concludes we will be conducting an initial NHI mixer for participants, alumni and parents on the patio from 3:00-3:30 PM.
This upcoming gathering of the National Hispanic Institute at El Paso is designed to welcome all new applicants to the 2014 Great Debate for 9th graders, Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session for 10th and 11th graders, and the Collegiate World Series for 11th graders. Parents of new applicants are encouraged to attend.
Along with recognizing 2014 NHI applicants from throughout the El Paso region, recent participants, alumni volunteers, and award recipients will also be recognized.
If you have already identified students who plan to apply to 2014 NHI leadership programs, please invite them to attend this important session.
Please confirm that you will be in attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
vrmi celebrates six years in downtown el paso
VRMI was created as a strategic response to organizations and initiatives across the borderlands that lacked capabilities to:
If you are a nonprofit organization that endeavors to positively impact the communities of west Texas, southern New Mexico, or northern Chihuahua and you need assistance conducting research that proves your effectiveness, crafting media that amplifies awareness about your work, or creating learning tools to better serve your constituents, please contact vrmi today.
Together, we can combine our tools and enhance our collective capabilities to better serve our regional communities.
vrmi high school seminar 1.0, local parent preparation for college-bound students
vrmi high school seminar 1.1, applying to undergraduate programs/scholarships
vrmi high school seminar 1.2, early preparation for liberal arts environments
vrmi high school seminar 1.3, early preparation for advanced & graduate studies
vrmi undergraduate seminar 1.0, staying in town for college
vrmi undergraduate seminar 1.1, leaving town for college
vrmi undergraduate seminar 1.2, introduction to theory
vrmi undergraduate seminar 1.3, conducting community-oriented research
vrmi undergraduate seminar 1.4, advanced research design
vrmi undergraduate seminar 1.5, preparation for graduate studies
vrmi graduate seminar 2.0, preparation for long-term research projects
vrmi graduate seminar 2.1, community-oriented research design
vrmi graduate seminar 2.2, thesis/dissertation conceptualization
vrmi community leader seminar 3.0, creating your organization
vrmi community leader seminar 3.1, engaging the regional community
vrmi community leader seminar 3.2, utilizing research & media
vrmi community leader seminar 3.3., cultivating student & family populations
vrmi community leader seminar 3.4, expanding relations with elected officials, media & neighborhoods
vrmi community leader seminar 3.5, networking your organization/initiative nationally
vrmi community organization colloquium 4.0, introduction to u.s. latino population dynamics
vrmi community organization colloquium 4.1, introduction to u.s./mexico border trends
vrmi community organization colloquium 4.2, visualizing racial & gender gaps through new u.s. census data
vrmi community organization colloquium 4.3, understanding regional voter trends, emerging local issues & promoting new candidates
vrmi community organization colloquium 4.4., addressing digital divides in your community
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