Televisa Foundation to Help English Language Learners ‘Live the Dream’

Latina entertainer, neuroscientist kick off new partnership at Burbank MS 

English language learners at HISD’s Burbank Middle School got a lesson in the importance of aiming for the stars recently, when a neuroscientist and a popular entertainer came to that campus.

Dr. Arturo Hernandez, a professor of psychology and director of the developmental cognitive neuroscience graduate program at the University of Houston, and Dulce Maria, a well-known Latina actress and singer, came to the school on Dec. 9 to kick off a new partnership with the Televisa Foundation.

“We are proud to be the first school in Televisa Foundation’s ‘Live the Dream’ program,” said Principal Rosa Hernandez. “The foundation is a nonprofit launched in September 2013 by Grupo Televisa of Mexico City, the leading media group in the Spanish-speaking world.”

The program is designed to encourage students to identify their dreams, research what it takes to reach those dreams, and take the first steps toward achieving them: staying in school, getting good grades, and asking for help when needed.

“We know English language learners have to overcome many obstacles and challenges,” added Hernandez. “But through work, determination, and education, you can turn your dreams into reality.”

HISD has hundreds of community partners who help its students succeed. To learn more about how you can become one, visit the Strategic Partnerships website.