Sunday, July 21, 2019

Despite a rise in Latinos going to college, access is still uneven

More Latino students than ever are moving through high school to the doorstep of college, challenging higher education to adapt to a new demographic reality. Striving to climb the social ladder, these young Americans are rapidly reshaping the marketplace for college recruiting. They are less affluent than others and less likely to have parents with […]

Comentarios From Maria: Education is Key for the Future of Our Community and Our Country

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), during which I attended an event that gathered more than 1,500 Latinos and the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. During the event, the First Lady emphasized the importance of education for the success […]

For Latinos, Awareness Isn’t Enough. We Need Understanding

By Steve Moya, NewsTaco Those in the communication field must always understand their job is not complete when people are moved to a basic awareness of something–say an issue. It is necessary to move people to a level of understanding. It is only then that they might act. A good example of this is education and policy-makers. They […]

Insider’s Guide for Incoming Latino College Students

By Christine Killion and Samantha Madera, Al Día News You made it. You’ve struggled through twelve or more years of furious concentrating, reading until your eyes were sore, and scribbling until your hand screamed for a break. You’ve stressed about the future looming after high school graduation, stayed up late into the night cramming for exams and […]

Young Latino Students Break Barriers for Higher Education

Written By: Cristian Pineda As the middle of summer approaches, recent high school graduates are looking into purchasing materials to prepare them for their first year of college. As statistics have shown, Latino graduates are up to par with their peers in preparation for attending colleges and universities as the number of enrolled students have […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Why Affirmative Action is Still Important to Latinos”

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the US.  By 2043, they are expected to double in size, yet they lag significantly behind in educational attainment.  By 2018, 45 percent of jobs will require an associate’s degree or higher; however only 26 and 14 percent of U.S.-born Latinos and Latino immigrants have that […]

Latinovations Member Featured on CNN en Español Discussing Rise of Student Interest Rates

Latinovations’s very own Jose Aristimuno was featured on CNN en Español yesterday to discuss how doubling student interest rates would be devastating for Latino students. Because nearly 67% of Latinos rely on financial aid to pay for college, the increase of interest on Subsidized Stafford loans from 3.4% to 6.8% will affect many Latino students […]

The Rate of Latino Enrollment in College Exceeds Whites for the First Time

        A new poll conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center indicates that for the first time, Latinos have surpassed their white counterparts in college enrollment. According to the poll, 69% of Latino high school graduates in 2012 were enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning, compared with 67% of white high […]

Undocumented College Students to Pay Lower In-State Tuition in Colorado

Colorado passed a bill on Friday allowing undocumented college students to pay less for in-state tuition at public universities. The state’s House of Representatives passed the measure, which is said to benefit around 500 students by its first year. “The governor and I support this bill because we want Colorado to have a strong economy,” […]

College Board Free Online College Preparedness for Latinos Starts Today

The College Board, which aims to empower students for educational success, has launched a new series of five free online workshops designed to help Latino students and their families learn about the process of paying, preparing and completing college. The Destino University online events will be offered in Spanish and English on Tuesday, February 26, […]