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.
Discusses what happens to Latino students along the way from high school to the bachelor’s degree and into the workforce to shed light on why Whites are more likely than Latinos to earn a postsecondary credential. Colorado, with its fast-growing Latino population, is a bellwether state for explaining the college to career pipeline.
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.
Compares the California experience of postsecondary attainment to date with that of other states that are demographically similar to California. It offers a set of recommendations that could help the state achieve both workforce readiness and greater equity of opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree for underrepresented students.