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Reading and Berks Hispanic Center and Latino Community Study By Lillian Escobar-Haskins & George F. Haskins
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This document is a study of the Hispanic Center of Reading and Berks County, PA and the role it serves. It presents a profile of the Latino community in Berks County, a historical overview, and... More > analyses of its major issues and concerns. However, it is primarily a study that focuses on the Hispanic Center of Reading and Berks and how this organization can best serve the Latino community. The study was commissioned by the Wyomissing Foundation of Berks County, Inc.< Less
Latinos in Mercer County: A Reflection of the Changing Latino Population in the Northeast By Lillian Escobar-Haskins & George F. Haskins
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This study presents a demographic profile of the Latino population in Mercer County, NJ, which includes the communities of Trenton, Princeton and East Windsor/Hightstown. It shows its evolution from... More > a primarily Puerto Rican population to a widely diverse Latino population; offers analyses of its major issues and concerns; and presents a set of recommendations regarding the question "What must happen for the Latino community to move forward in Mercer County."< Less
Nuestras Voces Latino Plays Volume One By Jorge Gonzalez et al.
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Three plays that examine nation-hood, identity, border crossing by three outstanding contemporary US Latino authors who have been part of MetLife Foundation's Nuestras Voces program at venerable... More > institution Spanish Repertory Theatre in NYC.< Less
Bicultural Functioning of Hispanic or Latino College Students By Roberto Miguel Rodriguez
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This is an exploratory study that examines how Hispanic/Latino college students who have persisted in college until junior or senior year have managed to balance the demands of their college work and... More > culture. It analyzes how those students function biculturally while attending a predominantly non-Hispanic institution of higher education. The study identifies barriers, difficulties and problems that Hispanic/Latino college students had to overcome in order to continue their college education and the methods or coping mechanisms they used to overcome these difficulties. The study is based on the results of 30 interviews with Hispanic/Latino junior or seniors attending a major Midwestern university. The study indicates that the variables of academic integration and social integration used in Tinto's integration model are true indicators of success in college. However, in the case of Hispanic/Latino college students the definition of social integration should be reconceptualized to include the social...< Less
Developing a model for Transit Oriented Development in Latino Immigrant Communities: A National Study of Equity and TOD By Gerardo Sandoval
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This research project is a continuation of a previous NITC-funded study. The first study compared the MacArthur Park TOD in Los Angeles to the Fruitvale Village TOD in Oakland. The findings from this... More > new study further validate the key findings from the first study. This new comparative case study analyzed the extension of Los Angeles’ Gold Line into Boyle Heights and the revitalization linked to Boyle Heights due to two TODs built in that neighborhood. I conclude from all four cases that TODs can help serve as catalysts for neighborhood revitalization in low-income communities by paying attention and building upon endogenous forms of cultural, political, financial and built capital that exist in these neighborhoods.< Less
Latinos in the Lehigh Valley: The Dynamics and Impact of this Growing and Changing Population By George F. Haskins, Editor & Lillian Escobar-Haskins
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This report presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of Latino residents in the Lehigh Valley. It includes a comprehensive demographic profile, an expanded examination of the educational and... More > economic status of Latinos in the region and an assessment of Latino entrepreneurship and consumer buying power. It also offers a historical perspective that traces the Latino community’s evolution from a primarily Mexican, then Puerto Rican population; to the widely diverse population it is today.< Less
Latinos in the Lehigh Valley: The Dynamics and Impact of this Growing and Changing Population By Lillian Escobar-Haskins & George F. Haskins, Editor
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This report presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of Latino residents in the Lehigh Valley. It includes a comprehensive demographic profile, an expanded examination of the educational and... More > economic status of Latinos in the region and an assessment of Latino entrepreneurship and consumer buying power. It also offers a historical perspective that traces the Latino community’s evolution from a primarily Mexican, then Puerto Rican population; to the widely diverse population it is today.< Less
Bang For Freedom; A Brief History of Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and Latino Activism in the U.S. By Cesar Cruz
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This powerful book details the history of Norteno & Sureno gangs and how their split came about. It serves as an empowering historical tool for young people caught up in gangs. Includes sections... More > on the Brown Berets, Young Lords and many freedom fighters. It is an introductory history book on Latino activism.< Less
Chicanos and Social Institutions By CSUN Chicano Studies
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California State University, Northridge - Chicano Studies Research Project, Spring 2010.
A Case Study Phenomenon Approach: Are Alternative Schools Education Programs for K-12 a Holding Cell for Black Students in an Eastern North Carolina School System? By Dr.Jacques Thigpen,Ph.D.,Ed.D. et al.
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This research study article investigated the many types of behaviors observed at an early stage among black students. With a racial achievement gap in the black culture, there’s has been a... More > great segregation when it comes to black students being educated. Black and Latino students are classified as low-income and socially ostracized from other peers when it comes to educational values. With the ever-increasing behaviors observed and alternative schools are in demand, these programs are at risk socially due to the lack of federal funding. More relevant research, as well as future research, is needed in finding effective solutions while developing effective evidence-based preventive and intervention approaches to better serve black students that may have a disadvantage when it comes being educated due to their race.< Less

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