Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A college readiness program for low-income, racial and ethnic minority high school students: A grant proposal
by Licea, Oliva, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 86; 1584938
Abstract (Summary)

Low-income racial and ethnic minority high school students encounter barriers which prevent them from attaining post-secondary education. The barriers include insufficient parental and school support, lack of motivation and self-confidence, socioeconomic status, lack of social capital in high schools and colleges, and inadequate or insufficient resources. Previous research identified college readiness programs as a way to promote academic success and college attainment for low-income racial and ethnic minority high school students. The purpose of this thesis project was to write a grant proposal to secure funding for a college readiness program for low-income racial and ethnic minority students enrolled in Hawthorne high schools in Hawthorne, California. The purpose of the proposed program is to strengthen students' academic and personal skills and provided resources that enabled students to complete high school and move onto post-secondary education. Research on existing college readiness programs was used for the development of this proposed program. The submission and funding of this grant project was not required for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Kristina
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Higher education
Publication Number: 1584938
ISBN: 978-1-321-60353-8
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