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Latino Donor Collaborative: Latino Involvement in STEM Fields on the Rise

The Latino Donor Collaborative, alongside the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, highlights the growing presence of Latinos in STEM fields, particularly in engineering and technology. This trend counters an impending shortage in engineering and tech fields, highlighting the need for support from corporations, academia, and government to sustain competitiveness.

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Administration April 2024

Top 50 Community Colleges for Hispanics

Each year, Hispanic Outlook recognizes the invaluable support that community colleges across the country offer to Hispanic/Latino students, as part of their mission to provide opportunities to students from the widest spectrum of American society – particularly those who are better served by local, flexible course schedules, affordable fees and practical, career- oriented pathways. 

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Embracing Cultural Pride: Empowering Hispanic Futures in Higher Education

Dr. Godinez explores the intertwining of Hispanic heritage and the Back-to-School experience, highlighting cultural pride, educational challenges, and empowering futures. It emphasizes how cultural pride shapes identity, addresses educational obstacles, and empowers Hispanic students to advocate for their community and future generations through higher education

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New Leaders May 2024

At H.O. we congratulate new education leaders that have embarked on the challenging but very rewarding journey of education leadership.  

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Technology February 2016

Call To Action Recommends Redesigning Math Pathways To STEM, by Frank DiMaria

When it comes to educating low-income students and students of color, community colleges do the heavy lifting. They educate students for robust jobs that require sub-baccalaureate credentials in middle level STEM (Sciences Technology Engineering and Math) positions and promise premium wages. They open educational opportunities and reduce class and racial imbalances in educational attainment, career advancement and wealth accumulation.

Hispanic Community February 2016

Blending First-Generation Minorities into Campus Life at Williams College, by Gary M. Stern

Minority students accepted at Williams College, the academically rigorous liberal arts college located in William stown, Mass, have already surpassed several academic hurdles. With high GPAs and SAT scores and first-rate extracurricular activities, they’re already poised for success. But for many first-generation minority students, adjusting to a demanding academic campus can be challenging if not daunting.

Hispanic Community February 2016

NAFSA Launches New Initiative to Expand Relationships Between US & Cuban Higher Education Institutions

Last month on the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s historic announcement to begin normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba, NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced the NAFSA Cuba Engagement Initiative, a new program designed to promote sustainable partnerships between U.S. and Cuban academic institutions. The planned initiative consists of two interconnected projects that will lead to sustainable academic partnerships and mobility between the United States and Cuba: the Cuba-U.S. Higher Education Dialogue Project; and the Educators for Cuba Campaign.

Technology February 2016

Boston Hispanics Seek Technology Degrees for High Demand Jobs, by Stacey Marcus

Some of 22-year-old Angel Garcia’s fondest childhood memories growing up often involved fixing things. He would tinker with gadgets, take toys apart and learn about their inner workings. “It’s like a puzzle – you have all these pieces, and you are not sure how they fit,” the Boston resident said. “Sometimes you have to take a step back and see it from a different perspective.” Angel has not only applied this approach to repairing things but also to his own career journey. One piece at a time, he built a pathway to earn an associate degree in automotive technology and a bachelor’s degree in automotive management from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), a non-profit private college in Boston. Today, he works full-time for the City of Boston, maintaining its fleet of vehicles – from hybrid cars to large trucks.

Technology January 2016

Award-Winning Teacher Opens Doors to Science, by Michelle Adam

Carlos Montero begins his chemistry class with a question like, “What do you think is going to happen if you put a piece of iron metal in a solution of copper chloride?” His high school students ponder the answer. Some try out a hypothesis. Others stay quiet. Montero and his students then test the situation. He asks students to explain the results of the test. They get into groups, sometimes drawing out answers on their portable white boards. A discussion ensues.

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