HERE to HERE, Hispanic Federation, and ExpandEd present “New York’s Latinx College Completion and Career Success Crisis”
About the event:
In the fall of 2020, HERE to HERE and the Latino Education Advocacy Coalition (LEAD), facilitated by the Hispanic Federation, published “New York’s Latinx College Completion and Career Success Crisis,” a joint report sharing new data and analysis about the challenges facing Latinx college students.
This report finds that, while Latinx college enrollment is on the rise, a majority of students are not obtaining a degree, leaving too many young people with debt and job insecurity, and without the networks and resources to successfully launch into the world of work. Yet, we know that work-based learning gives students the skills and experiences they need to connect their school learnings to rewarding careers, ultimately driving them toward their academic and professional goals.
During our Latinx College Completion Crisis Briefing, HERE to HERE, Hispanic Federation, and ExpandEd presented the report and engaged attendees in a conversation about the positive impact work-based learning has on young people; the obstacles currently facing practitioners and students, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic; and potential solutions. In order to elevate student career success and drive positive student outcomes, such as the security of family-sustaining wages, we must uphold work not as an alternative or even a complement to classroom learning, but an integral piece of education and work preparedness.
Date: January 15, 2021
*Note: event is invite-only
Time: 10-11:30 AM EST