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 the greatest increases in college enrollment in New York over the past ten years, they are seeing rising rates of college non-completion, to where one in four Latinxs between the ages of 18 and 24 across the state have left college without completing a degree. Our analysis of this data, alongside interviews conducted with dozens of graduates and non-completers, points to work-based learning (WBL) and career pathway initiatives as a solution to this crisis. This report shows how efforts to better link students’ experiences to the world of work and careers, both in high school and also postsecondary programming, can give students a better sense of direction and the skills to navigate the complicated postsecondary environment—ultimately putting them on the path to the family-sustaining careers of their choice.
This report was co-authored by HERE to HERE’s Lazar Treschan and Hispanic Federation’s Diana Cruz.
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