Beyond the Classroom: Creating Pathways to College & Careers for Latino Youth
Latino youth have a greater potential to diversify and enhance America’s workforce when they have access to broader education and career networks. This study identifies common challenges to education and career success that Latino youth face. The report documents the role that NCLR's after-school initiative, the Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success, plays in improving participants’ academic and career preparation, as compared to their non-Escalera peers. Conducted between 2007 and 2009, the study found a significant difference between students who participated in the program and those who did not. This report is the result of a collaborative effort between the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Contigo Research, Policy, and Strategy.
The 5 Promises
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below: