MUNDU Media at Con Mi Madre’s April Conference

Con Mi MADRE is a non-profit in the Austin area whose mission is to empower young Latinas and their mothers through educational and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education with mother/daughter participants.  In February 2016​, Con Mi MADRE received the Commitment to Action Award from the White House Initiative on Education Excellence, highlighting Con Mi Madre’s work to build and sustain the bilingual education pipeline.

Con Mi MADRE’s continuum programming allows participants to decide which projects and services meet their needs. Services for girls are age and grade appropriate and topics address the social, mental and academic barriers that prevent them from attaining their educational dreams. Services for parents work to create a family culture that values education, embraces a college degree as an achievable dream for their daughters, and supports parents in raising a young Latina.  All services, activities, and materials offered by Con Mi MADRE are bilingual and presented in a culturally competent manner, honoring the girls’ Hispanic heritage.

One of this year’s programs included their “Soy Unica, Soy Latina! Who Runs the World!” April Conference. Parents and Students learned the importance of professionalism, starting your own business and empowerment.

MUNDU Media, LLC was present with founder, Monica Peña to share some tips on how to market yourself up.

Presents Con Mi Madre     Con Mi Madre

 

 

 

Adventures In Awareness

Getting clear about beliefs is paramount in order to get past limiting philosophies. Often individuals will get “MOTIVATED” to; lose weight, be more positive, or break a habit only to find that the chocolate cake, the bills and the snooze button have a sort of superpower over motivation to change and get better. Awareness Expert Shayla Rivera will host a seminar on May the 16th at the Girl Scouts of Central Texas on Adventures in Awareness for Women.

Awareness expert, Shayla Rivera explains, “The reason is simple. Motivation stands behind you outside the musty scary messy attic door of your beliefs and encourages you to believe that you Can Change, but when you say, “OK Motivation, I am ready, let’s go!”, Motivation says, “Oh no, no, I don’t step in there with you, I cheer you on from out here”, then motivation usually walks away.” Rivera is a former Aerospace Engineer with NASA in Houston turned Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Humorist, Comedian, Emcee / Host, Actor, Writer, Producer and Awareness Expert. She is most widely known as The Funny Rocket Scientist.

“It might get scary but it will be fun, “– promises Awareness Expert Rivera to all attendees of her daylong seminar. “Awareness not only goes into the attic with you but it also holds your hand letting you know that you are much more powerful than any old belief in there. It helps you sort out and keep only what you want.  Your greatest adventure awaits you within your own self and the best news is that you are in complete charge and have the ultimate decision.  You will encounter beliefs that haunt you like ghosts, to some that disgust you like rats, to the ones who will just make you smile like a funny kitten video.”  Rivera’s rationalizes, “ultimately, however, you will laugh at your fears and be saved. This seminar will offer you the tools and the methods to help you get to clean the mess.”

For more information about the seminar and to register, visit:  http://www.funnyrocketscientist.com/Awareness_Seminars.html

Motivation

Former Aerospace Engineer with NASA in Houston turned Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Humorist, Comedian, Emcee / Host, Actor, Writer, Producer and Awareness Expert, Shayla Rivera.

Former Aerospace Engineer with NASA in Houston turned Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Humorist, Comedian, Emcee / Host, Actor, Writer, Producer and Awareness Expert:  Shayla Rivera.

 

 

Professional Development for AmeriCorps Members

Monica Peña with MUNDU Media was invited to speak to AmeriCorps members for a professional development on Business Networking (Elevator Pitches) and Business Relationships. In Central Texas, AmeriCorps members are individuals from all walks of life who have chosen to volunteer for one year as a nonprofit professional through the AmeriCorps program. This is a great option for college grads, who gain valuable insight and experience in the nonprofit sector rather than jumping into the corporate world after college, or for individuals seeking to change their career trajectory. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for people entering the workforce. Their service comes with a very small stipend (about $1,200/month) and they essentially give their service to community programs.  AmeriCorps places thousands of individuals into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

The attendees were approaching the end of their service term and needed tips on jumping into the business world.  This is where professionals play an important role in helping them navigate into what is next. The group was taking through rounds of Speed Networking by volunteers of outgoing professionals who gave positive feedback to Americorp members on their elevator pitches.

AmeriCorps is currently recruiting new members to begin service in July and August.  AmeriCorps members serve one-year terms to make the world a better place: help children learn, protect the environment, or lift low-income communities out of poverty. Information about these unique professional volunteer opportunities can be found on the Literacy Coalition’s website.

A special thank-you goes out for the invitation to get involved to the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, which relies heavily on the development and skill set that the AmeriCorps program brings to the area.  The Literacy Coalition supports basic reading and writing, family literacy, workforce literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, financial literacy, computer literacy, health literacy and more. By working with their network of partner programs, they have implementer services to underserved communities, expanded into new markets, increased the awareness of literacy needs in Central Texas, and effectively doubled the number of learners being served by literacy programs in the region. For more information, please contact Jocelyn Connell, Outreach manager at Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, jocelyn@willread.org

Outgoing professionals who gave positive feedback to Americorp members on their elevator pitches.

Group of outgoing professionals who gave positive feedback to Americorp members on their elevator pitches.