HERE to HERE and the Latino Education Advocacy Coalition (LEAD), which is facilitated by the Hispanic Federation, present a joint report with new data and analysis about the challenges facing Latinx college students. Our research finds that while Latinx students are driving most increases in college enrollment in New York over the past ten years, they are seeing increasing rates of college non-completion, to where one in four Latinxs between the ages of 18 through 24 across the state have left college without completing a degree.  Our analysis of these data, along with interviews we conducted with dozens of graduates and non-completers, point to work-based learning (WBL) and career pathway initiatives as a solution to this crisis.  The report shows how efforts to better link students’ experiences to the world of work and careers, in both high school and postsecondary programming, can give students’ a better sense of direction and the skills to navigate the complicated postsecondary environment, and ultimately put them on the path to family-sustaining careers of their choice. Read coverage from Daily News here.

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