Eva Longoria, the award winning Desperate Housewives actress, has a heart as big as her smile and she has never forgotten her roots. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, her ancestry is Mexican. Eva grew up in a tight nit community that has made her the confident person that she is today. "Growing up in this vibrant community left me with a strong desire to give back to them in the same way that they gave to me", Longoria states.
She has had a wonderful upbringing - went to a good high school, college, and began a successful career before acting, but realizes that not everyone is as fortunate.
Eva is giving back to the Latina community by creating the "Eva Longoria Foundation". Their mission is "to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship". They support programs and schools that help build a better future for other Latinas.
Her foundation recently teamed up with the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) to help more Latinas go to College. Statistics show that while only 15% of Latinas graduate from college, 80% of Latina teens aspire to go to college. There is a lot of work to be done, but it is very promising.
Eva's foundation is really doing wonderful things for the Latina community. It is beautiful to see when someone truly cares about the future and they go out and make a positive difference. These types of organizations make the world a better place.
Thank you Eva!!!
Peace & Love,
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