Season 2, Episode 5: Nuestra Comunidad (Our Community)
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with Amanda Fernandez, CEO and founder of Latinos for Education (L4E), and Jay Alvarez, a high school educator and participant in L4E’s Latinx Teachers’ Fellowship, about increasing opportunities and breaking down barriers for Latinx educators and students.
What Will It Take to Create New Career Pathways for Latinx Educational Leaders?
What are the best ways to improve opportunities for advancement for Latinx teachers who aspire to become principals and superintendents?
DACA Decisions Aren’t Just News; They Affect Lives Like Mine
Educators and allies should be mindful of the emotional toll experienced by students and others awaiting legal rulings and policy decisions around immigration in the U.S.
Improving Voting Access for Marginalized Communities One School at a Time
Blanca Adriana Ontiveros’ work focuses on ways to help children leverage the power of the ballot even if they can’t vote.
Targeted Support Is a Must to Rekindle Latinx College Completion Rates
The coronavirus pandemic disrupted an upward trend of Latinx students enrolling in and graduating from college. Experts are working to create programming that helps ensure Latinx students aren't left behind.
How Proposition 308 Could Open Higher Education to Thousands of Students in Arizona
Voters in Arizona have the chance to offer thousands of immigrant students access to in-state tuition this November. In this video, one student explains how the proposition could change lives.
Understanding the Diversity of Latinx Identities Helps Customize Learning
There is no one way to be Latinx. Sharing culture and identity in the classroom can dispel myths and establish meaningful connections between teachers and students.
Grounded: One Student’s Journey to Afford an Education
Overwhelmed by student loans and growing interest, an aspiring airline pilot struggles to finish his pilot training. He is one of the 43.4 million Americans who are in student loan debt.
DACA Changed My Life–But Undocumented Youth Deserve More
DACA provided some relief to many undocumented youth but its future is uncertain. It is past time for Congress to create lasting protections and a path to citizenship.