Leveraging community assets to improve educational opportunities for young Latinos
On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the National Latino Children's Institute, in partnership with the National Education Association, Southwest Airlines, and Univision, will convene young Latinos, policymakers, local and national partners working with or on behalf of Latino children and their families to find solutions to build communities and schools where children can succeed.
According to Pew Hispanic Center, "The high school dropout rate among Latino youths (17%) is nearly three times as high as it is among white youths (6%) and nearly double the rate among blacks (9%)." In order to increase the high school completion rate the public and private sectors must work together with the community to improve priority schools and neighborhoods. A variety of factors affect Latino children’s education, including language abilities, immigration status of the family, health and safety, as well as the quality of the school
This forum will provide youth and stakeholders with the opportunity to dialogue directly with policy makers, media representatives, funders and other national leaders to develop a joint advocacy agenda to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our children by focusing on schools and communities that can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Latino children.
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Limited seating is available. Register to reserve your seat.
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Please join this dialogue on April 28th in Washington, D.C. at
1325 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(Map & Website)
If you require accommodations, please contact the Courtyard Washington, DC/US Capitol at 1-800-321-2211. We have reserved a block of rooms that will be held until April 6. When making your reservation, reference the National Latino Children's Institute and the Forum event for your discounted rate of $129 + tax.
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