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Preparing Latino immigrant students for high school graduation and college enrollment: A grant proposal
by Cortes, Orizbeth, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 64; 1585803
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant proposal for a program designed to prepare Latino immigrant youth for high school graduation and college readiness through education, mentoring, and parental involvement. The proposed program was designed to be implemented at Estancia High School located in Costa Mesa, California. The program will provide students and their families with an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed to navigate high school and postsecondary education. This will be accomplished through participation in educational workshops, mentoring sessions, college tours, and financial aid advising. If funded, the program will address many of the educational needs of Latino immigrant students who often encounter multiple barriers that may put them at greater risk for truancy, school dropout, low-wage jobs, and risky behaviors. Actual submission for funding was not required for successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Green, Yolanda, Washington, Thomas A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: English as a Second Language, Social work, Multicultural Education, Latin American Studies
Keywords: College, Higher education, Immigrants, Latino
Publication Number: 1585803
ISBN: 978-1-321-65166-9
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