Examines the intersection of race, gender, and higher education. Hear My Voice draws upon on-campus interviews with male students of color, parents, educators, and administrators, as well as reviewing existing research.
Covers the first step in a project between MDRC and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to study the state’s efforts to improve college outcomes for Latinos — in particular, the approaches being taken at two-year and four-year colleges that qualify as Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic led to unprecedented disruptions for California’s college students and the institutions they attend. These disruptions have been wide-ranging, but the effects have not been as severe as initially feared.
Reducing stigma—and treating people with dignity when they ask for support—can have a powerful impact on alleviating food insecurity for college students, says a new report from the Hope Center on College, Community, and Justice. The study shares five valuable lessons from a pilot intervention at Compton College to connect eligible community college students to Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
When Jason Keaton mentioned that there was a chance to earn a college education at Lancaster State Prison, his brother urged him to sign up. Keaton went on to earn two associates degrees through correspondence courses provided by Feather River College, a two-year institution in northern California.
Set to begin in fall 2022, a recently announced UC tuition assistance program could encourage more Native American students in California to enroll, which might improve representation at the university.
The University of Texas at San Antonio’s graduation rates were in the deep basement a decade ago. Only 1 in 10 students finished in four years and just 3 in 10 in six years. But things have dramatically improved since then at the majority-Latino school, whose main campus is located 15 miles north of downtown’s tourist attractions.
Given the complexity of California’s higher education and workforce ecosystem, decision makers must understand the barriers that keep meaningful higher education-employer partnerships from occurring. These relationships are central to boosting student employment outcomes, ensuring workforce needs are met, and sustaining the state’s economic strength and competitiveness.