If You Build It, They Will Come: New Evidence On Latino Families Use Of Early Care And Education

The positive effects of pre-kindergarten on children’s school readiness outcomes appear to be even stronger in Latino communities. Renee Lamoreau, Michael López, & Todd Grindal There is widespread consensus that high-quality pre-kindergarten programs can provide sizable benefits for young children and their families. For Hispanic families, the positive effects of pre-kindergarten on children’s school readiness outcomes […]

GUSA Signs DACA Pledge of Support

The Georgetown University Student Association officially signed on to a regional student government coalition’s Student Association Statement of Support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Obama-era program that allows children brought into the country without documentation to receive deferred action waivers or work permits March 23. Read the full article >>

Almost Half of Latino Children Live in States that Spend Less Per Child

by CARMEN SESIN Almost half of Latino children in the U.S. are living in states, in the South and West, that are considered “low spending,” and it’s negatively impacting their educational and health outcomes, according to a report released by the nonprofit Urban Institute on Tuesday. Read the full article >>

Education is the Equalizer

New York becomes the first state to offer free four-year college tuition reads the headline. New York will join San Francisco, who offers two years of community college for its residents.  Change is happening and our young and our nation will benefit. Businesses require a college education in the workforce. For young Latinos who receive […]

Fears of Young Latino Children

Our nation was built by immigrants and there is no dispute. Yet, many Americans, whose own history of migration is known, have created an anti-immigration culture that is impacting U.S. born children.  The population most affected is children born of undocumented parents.  These young children are faced with economic insecurities, health issues, education barriers, unsafe […]

Obesity in Hispanic adolescents linked to nearly six fold increase in high blood pressure

Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, according to a study by researchers. Read the full article >>  

Latino Children and Poverty

Latino Children and Poverty

The Latino population in the United States has nearly doubled in the past decade and continues to grow. Young Latinos are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. About one-third, or 17.9 million, of the nation’s Latino population, is younger than 18, and about a quarter, or 14.6 million, of all […]

Why the Census is important to you

The Constitution authorizes the collection of census data.  Census data of the American populations has been collected since 1790 and it is collected every 10 years.  The upcoming Census in 2020 will be used by the federal government to determine the number of seats each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.  It will […]

A dream and a milagro

President Barack Obama’s 2012 directive gave undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children a chance to work here legally without getting deported. More than 740,000 Dreamers have work permits under the policy.  Should the new White House administration decide to end DACA , hundreds of thousands of young people who’ve spent most of […]

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