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IN THE AUGUST 25, 2014 ISSUE


Joshua Steckel

Jim Estrada

TABLE of CONTENTS

For Undocumented Students at CUNY, Obstacles Remain
by Frank DiMaria
Santiago Hernández came to the U.S. illegally as a child from his native Mexico. He remembers running as fast as his legs could carry him from point to point, as he, his mother and his younger brother were pursued by the border patrol. click here

Mentoring Is Critical for At-Risk Students
by Angela Provitera McGlynn
Does having a mentor make a difference in a student’s life, particularly in an at-risk student’s life? When talking about at-risk students, we are referring specifically to students who come from low-income families, are members of minorities, particularly Latinos and African-Americans who are the first in their families to go to college, and students who are confronted with life circumstances that create barriers to their thriving and success. click here

Jim Estrada’s Tipping Point: Investing in the Hispanic Market
by Sylvia Mendoza
"Hispanic or Latino? Habanero or Jalapeño? Mariachi or Merengue? Understanding the cultural nuances of U.S. Hispanics affects the success of your communication efforts in the Latino community…Don’t get burned.” This is the opening statement on the home page of the Estrada Communications Group website owned by Jim Estrada.

Student Parents Struggle to Balance College and Children
by Michelle Adam
More than 1 in 4 college students – 4.8 million – had their own dependent children in 2012, up from 23 percent in 2008, according to a new Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) report. Of these, women college students of color were more likely to have dependent children than other college students. Almost half of African-American women students (47 percent), 39.4 percent of Native American women students, and 31.6 percent of Latina students were mothers.

Talking About Social Class Reduces College Achievement Gap
by Angela Provitera McGlynn
As income inequality has been on the front burner of many a political discussion, there are still many people who prefer not to talk about social class in America. Our nation was supposed to be merit oriented and based on equality for all. That idea is part of an “American Dream” mythology and is recognized by the researchers who created an ingenious one-hour intervention for first semester, first-generation college students that had a profound effect on academic achievement and transition to college.

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