From left, panelists, Michelle Siqueiros, Tina Gridiron Smith, Jorge Haynes, Ivelisse Estrada, Jose Rico and Deborah Santiago.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute presented two education policy panels at CSU Dominguez Hills, highlighting the national goal of increasing college degree attainment to 60 percent by 2025.
The event, held on April 8 at the University Library, addressed concrete examples and action steps currently under way to increase Latino student success and degree attainment.
Education officials said that to meet the national goal, the United States needs to accelerate the college graduation rate for Hispanics because one of four Americans under 23 is Latino.
Panelists included representatives from Univision, the California State University system, the University of California, the Campaign for College Opportunity, Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation, NALEO, L.A. County Board of Education, California Teachers Association, Excelencia in Education and U.S. Department of Education.
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Pilar Pacheco associate director for the Center for Community Engagement at California State University, Channel Islands, was among nine Ventura County educators who received the El Concilio Family Services 2011 Latino Leadership Award
Pacheco was recognized for her efforts to bring the Smithsonian Museum’s exhibit of the Bracero Oral History Project to CSU Channel Islands.
The Bracero History Project describes the history of the guest worker program conducted by the U.S. government between 1942 and 1964, and informs about the program’s relevance to the current debate on immigration reform.