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Video: Unique student housing initiative ensures Latino students graduate from college

Video: Unique student housing initiative ensures Latino students graduate from college

LatinaLista — May is the month for graduations. Yet, not all students just graduate from school. Some students in Chicago also graduate from student housing, if they were part of the special La Casa student housing initiative. Founded two years ago by the Resurrection Project, La Casa student housing provides low-income students a full service

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U.S. Departments of Justice & Education join forces reminding school administrators to enroll undocumented students

LatinaLista — The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice joined forces to release a revised “Dear Colleague Letter” reminding elementary and high school administrators to not prevent undocumented children from enrolling in their schools. The revisions are clarifications to a “Dear Colleague Letter” released in 2011 and make it very clear to administrators that they

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Video: Authors of ‘Los Otros DREAMers’ share stories of deported youth in Mexico at campus event

LatinaLista — Anyone who has heard coverage of immigration reform over the last few years has also learned about the efforts of DREAMers, young undocumented students who were brought here to the U.S. as children and now find themselves in a social, civic and political limbo. Yet, what not many people on this side of

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Video: Documentary sounding the bell over deepening crisis of student debt

LatinaLista — Student debt is a growing crisis that doesn’t just threaten the affordability of getting a college degree today but endangers the future of the nation’s economy. With so many young people already in thousands of dollars in debt by the time they graduate, it hinders their abilities to buy a home or have

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Video: Latino college students speak out on rise in hate crimes against Latinos

LatinaLista — Earlier this year, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released their report on 2012 hate crimes. In the report, it was revealed that hate crimes against Latinos had risen dramatically. Some analysts attribute the rise in hate crimes against Latinos to a response in the shifting demographics in the country with whites losing majority

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