New Report: Connecting Latino Youth to Opportunity in Montgomery County

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has released a new report, Connecting Youth to Opportunity: How Latino Youth Perspectives Can Inform A Blueprint For Improving Opportunity In Montgomery County, Maryland.

From the Community Foundation:

Latinos and other Hispanics now represent nearly one-fifth of the population of the County. Clearly, this has implications for our schools, as Latinos/Hispanics make up more than one quarter of the total student body enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). This all-new research study is based on a survey of more than 900 Latino youth in Montgomery County, and identifies an array of key indicators that could serve to inform whether or not students are becoming disengaged in school, have the potential to drop out, or may fail to find a job once they leave school.

Read the full report here, and a Washington Post article about the findings here.

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