The Value of Learning a Second Language

Many academic hubs advocate the use of learning a second language, yet many people in the Nation have not attempted, or do not even have an interest in putting a second language under their belt. This is a sad truth, and one that needs to change if the United States wishes to climb forward to a more prosperous future of global interdependence in the world. With countries coming together in trade and business, and cultures being shared all over the world, it is necessary that Americans begin to have some understanding of the differences.

Presenting on Stage Jesus Salas
Presenting on Stage Jesus Salas on a radio show

The United States population accounts for only 4% of the world, according to The United States Census. With such a small percentage of the world, it’s crazy to think that people live their lives believing that the United States is everything that the world has to offer. So many opportunities are beyond the borders, and yet the barriers of language and culture prevent Americans from gaining them. The answer is learning a language other than English. This decision is not as difficult as it seems, and only takes a little bit of effort to get enough understanding under you to make basic communications with people from other countries.

With another language in hand, Jesus Salas made his way up the ladder of the Radio Broadcasting industry, and is now the Executive Vice President of Programming for the Spanish Broadcasting System. Because of his knowledge of the Spanish language, he was given this amazing opportunity to promote himself and achieve excellent success in radio broadcasting from a very young age. If it weren’t for his diversity, Jesus may have not gotten the skills needed to make his way to the top as one of the nation’s radio broadcasting leaders.

Location: Miami, Florida

Jesus Salas is a community outreach member for the CHAPMAN Partnership for the Homeless.

Since opening their doors in 1995, Chapman Partnership has admitted nearly 100,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Miami, Fl and the surrounding areas. Their mission to provide comprehensive services to empower homeless residents to become self-sufficient and regain their lives.

Jesus Salas believes that the organization is providing life-altering experiences for the local homeless community. When a person becomes homeless, it affects every aspect of their life. It attacks the person’s self-esteem and makes them feel hopeless. Nothing is more debilitating then feeling helpless in one’s ability to provide for their family and their future.

I am working on bringing awareness to the homeless family situation in South Florida to the Hispanic community. I was deeply touched by visiting the center the first time and seeing the families and the children receiving such an amazing care and support to get their lives back on track” said Jesus Salas.

The center treats each person as an individual and uses a holistic approach to care. Chapman Partnership not only provides emergency housing, but also provides a wide array of programs such as: comprehensive case management; health, mental and dental care; day care and after school services; job development, training, and placement, plus help from a variety of social service agencies, volunteers, donors and partners

Along the way to 100,000 admissions, Chapman Partnership has also achieved many other impressive milestones such as: So far, they have admitted nearly 20,000 homeless children and with the help of their 20,000 volunteers, they serve 3 hot meals a day, 365 days a year, adding up to 800,000 meals per year. Chapman Partnership also offers medical and dental. Their two medical clinics have seen more than 167,000 patient and their mobile dental unit has performed more than 76,500 procedures. What What impresses Jesus Salas the most is the organizations success rate, which is an amazing 64% in placing their residents into permanent or transitional housing compared to the nations average of 15%.

Besides being a committee outreach member for Chapman Partnership, Jesus Salas is also involved in other community organizations such as the Children Youth Life Foundation for the terminally ill kids, being the co-chair for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation “Inaugural Gentleman’s Night”,  raised over $400k for the inaugural event for the foundation. Is a Miami-Dade County School business partner and is very involved within the local community and donates both time and money to the various causes.

Jesus Salas of Miami: Awarded 2014 Involved Father Award

Jesus Zeus Salas Receives 2014 Involved Father Award At University of Miami
Jesus Zeus Salas Receives 2014 Involved Father Award At University of Miami

Jesus Salas of Miami was recently given an award for his continued and inspired devotion to his children’s lives and their education. The recent recipient of the 2014 Involved Fathers Award, awarded annually from the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, Jesus Salas of Miami has continually displayed an unfettered enthusiasm and zeal for his children’s education, and has become a local leading advocate for parental educational involvement.

Jesus Salas of Miami understands that children deserve fathers that maintain active and healthy involvement in their education. Parental involvement helps to provide a child with the support and framework for continued academic success, and underlines the importance of education and learning to children throughout the United States. An involved father, believes Jesus Salas of Miami, is ready, willing and able to take time out in their schedules to show legitimate focus on and interest in the educational success of their child. His commitment to his children’s academic success is largely unparalleled in his local community, and continues to serve as inspiration to other parents seeking deeper and more effective participation in the academic development and health of their children.

Jesus Zeus Salas Radio Involved Father Award
Jesus Zeus Salas Radio Involved Father Award

Jesus Salas of Miami received his nomination for this award from Mrs. Trujillo of the Everglades K-8 Center School. This professional recognized how committed and unwavering Jesus Salas of Miami is about support of a strong educational foundation, and believed him to be a stand-out amongst the fathers of his local community. His efforts to maintain a high level of educational quality for the young students of his local area continue to be an inspiration to many.

 

Jesus Salas of Miami participates in the Children Youth Life Foundation Toy Drive to serve at risk children.

 

Jesus Salas Participating in Toy Drive for At Risk Children
Jesus Salas Participating in Toy Drive for At Risk Children

Location: Stephen P. Clark Building Downtown Miami, FL

 

Jesus Salas of Miami participated once again with the Children and Youth Life Foundation of Miami. According to Jesus Salas of Miami, this organization is an important nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of those most marginalized and at risk in the Miami community – specifically, young people.

Jesus Salas On Stage Animating the Crowd of Kids, Parents, Guardians
Jesus Salas On Stage Animating the Crowd of Kids, Parents, Guardians

 

The Children and Youth Life Foundation of Miami has publicized the problem of uninsured children, says Jesus Salas of Miami. It is for this reason that Jesus Salas of Miami has worked hard to support solutions for this problem, which disproportionally affects disadvantaged and disabled children from low-income families. According to Jesus Salas of Miami, the Children and Youth Life Foundation has been working to support these families since 1980 – that’s almost 35 years in the field.

 

Jesus Salas and Zoo Miami Trainers and animals
Jesus Salas and Zoo Miami Trainers and animals

According to Jesus Salas of Miami, the program focuses both on children and their parents, providing resources about issues of abuse and supporting the safety, health, and wellness of children. Some of the resources provided by the organization include medical services, health counseling, food, and school supplies, says Jesus Salas of Miami.

 

“I am truly thrilled and humbled to be participating in the CYL Foundation Toy Drive this holiday season,” comments Jesus Salas of Miami. “This program works so closely with disabled and disadvantaged youth, and it’s so important to provide services beyond just basic healthcare.” According to Jesus Salas of Miami, one of the best things about a holiday toy drive is its positive effect on children’s emotional health – which itself can be the best medicine.

Jesus Salas with US Marines and Lilliana Vila President of Children Youth Life Foundation
Jesus Salas with US Marines and Ms. Lilliana Vila President of Children Youth Life Foundation

 

 Past toy drives have been enormous events, with visits from local celebrities – like the mascot of the Florida Marlins baseball team, Billy the Marlin. According to Jesus Salas of Miami, the fun factor is one that is often overlooked by charity and nonprofit organizations that deal with serious issues such as those of disabled and disadvantaged children and youth. For Jesus Salas of Miami, helping out kids doesn’t just mean bringing their medical needs to the forefront – it also means helping these young people enjoy a better life with a brighter future. The CYL Foundation’s toy drive will do just that, says Jesus Salas of Miami.

 

Jesus Salas with Long Time Friend Fanny Navarro
Jesus Salas with Long Time Friend Fanny Navarro

 

About: Jesus Salas of Miami is a broadcasting veteran with a vested interest in serving the children of his community.

 

Jesus Salas MC Children Jesus Salas with US Marines children Jesus Salas Children 2 Jesus Salas Children

Jesus Salas with Chairman Commissioner Sosa
Jesus Salas with Chairman Commissioner Rebeca Sosa distributing toys with Santa.

Jesus Salas Joins Toy Giveaway for Less Fortunate

Jesus Salas was the Master of Ceremony for the Children and Youth Life Christmas event toy giveaway. This event began 16 years ago for disabled, terminally ill and disadvantaged children to be able to experience a Magical Christmas that due to dire needs they would never have had. The foundation President Lillian Vila along with Dr. Garcia have worked diligently to make this event a success each year.

“A lot of these children do not have a long life due to medical illness or condition and this is a chance to put a smile on these beautiful children” Jesus Salas said.

For Jesus Salas, charity and kindness are traits that are a part of regular, everyday life. Always willing to help someone out of a jam, Jesus Salas will put aside anything in order to help your situation.

Jesus Salas with Marine Gunnery Sergeant Victore
Jesus Salas with Marine Gunnery Sergeant Victore

As a highly successful achiever, Jesus Salas knows that there’s a lot to be said for hard work. However, Jesus Salas doesn’t put so much stock in hard work that he forgets about the role of charity. After all, not everyone can turn around their immediate situation with a good dose of hard work. Some people are truly down on their luck, and need a helping hand to pull them up and get them “back in the game.”

Jesus Salas Giving Toys
Jesus Salas Giving Toys

Currently, Jesus Salas is in the process of planning a Gentlemen’s Night Fund raiser for this coming April that will benefit the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. As the event’s co-chair, Jesus Salas Miami has a lot of organizational and strategic responsibilities. Fortunately for Jesus Salas Miami (and the Foundation) those are his strengths!

Jesus Salas with Lillian Vila of Children Youth Life Foundation
Jesus Salas with Lillian Vila of Children Youth Life Foundation
Jesus Salas with Fanny Navarro animal trainer Zoo Miami (former Metro-Zoo)
Jesus Salas with Fanny Navarro animal trainer Zoo Miami (former Metro-Zoo)

Jesus Salas serves as Executive Vice President of Programming at Spanish Broadcasting Systems while doing all of the other things Jesus Salas enjoys. In 2012 alone, Jesus Salas Miami received two high-profile industry awards, adopted a new pet, and has been busy as a volunteer.