Title

A Clearer Path to College for Latinos

Poster Number

10

Lead Author Major

Sociology and Spanish

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Alison Alkon

Faculty Mentor Department

Sociology

Abstract/Artist Statement

Attainment of higher education is a challenge among many Latinos. Though many have personal issues that hinder their advancement into higher education, many issues that have been identified are common among most Latino students. These issues are increasingly being tackled by various programs, with the goal to promote and facilitate the path to college. Within the Stockton community, programs aim to decrease these challenges that are faced by Latinos, enough to increase college acceptance and college attendance of high schoolers. Though programs address many viable issues, the question that arises is whether they address the correct ones. It may be difficult for any given program to address all core issues but it is important for them to tackle more than one significant issue. Through interviews with students, this research aims to discover the most important components that increase college acceptance and attendance. Additionally, it aims to evaluate whether a couple of local programs available to students address these issues successfully. In doing so, further awareness can be brought on the core difficulties and hindrances in the attainment of higher education for Latinos, with the aim to inform of the effectiveness of the programs evaluated.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

26-4-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

26-4-2014 4:00 PM

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A Clearer Path to College for Latinos

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Attainment of higher education is a challenge among many Latinos. Though many have personal issues that hinder their advancement into higher education, many issues that have been identified are common among most Latino students. These issues are increasingly being tackled by various programs, with the goal to promote and facilitate the path to college. Within the Stockton community, programs aim to decrease these challenges that are faced by Latinos, enough to increase college acceptance and college attendance of high schoolers. Though programs address many viable issues, the question that arises is whether they address the correct ones. It may be difficult for any given program to address all core issues but it is important for them to tackle more than one significant issue. Through interviews with students, this research aims to discover the most important components that increase college acceptance and attendance. Additionally, it aims to evaluate whether a couple of local programs available to students address these issues successfully. In doing so, further awareness can be brought on the core difficulties and hindrances in the attainment of higher education for Latinos, with the aim to inform of the effectiveness of the programs evaluated.