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  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Examines contributions of Latinos to economic and civic life in Chicago. Finds Latino economic success increased dramatically between 1990 and 2003 through new business, job creation, and increasing homeownership. Based on data from Institute for Latino Studies’ Chicago-Area Survey, US Census Bureau and Illinois State Board of Education.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Olga U. Herrera, Víctor Sorell, Gilberto Cárdenas
    Abstract:

    Chronological overview, selected bibliography, and exhibition lists of events, artists, and organizations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. With a foreword by Víctor Sorell and Gilberto Cárdenas

    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Philip García PhD
    Abstract:

    Explores issues, policies, and practices affecting baccalaureate production among Hispanic students. A guide on how to assess educational status of Hispanic students in different locales and how higher education institutions can establish and monitor campus goals.

    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Danielle Dirks, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Caroline Sotelo-Turner, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Describes the next generation of Latino/a religious leaders and examines the effectiveness of their theological education. Identifies critical institutional and curricular characteristics for preparing seminarians to be leaders responding to spiritual and material needs of Latinos/as in U.S. Based upon data from focus groups and surveys conducted in 2002-2004.

    Date Created:
    2006-10-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sylvia Puente, Berenice Alejo
    Abstract:

    Summary of 2007 Suburban Latino Roundtables in four towns with new Mexican immigrant settlement. The Institute for Latino Studies led workshops for municipal officials, educators, mayors, and community and faith leaders. Recommends strategies to better lead and assist Latino communities in realms of housing affordability and availability, parental investment in education, social services for Latinos, particularly in new immigrant communities.

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Magda Banda, Alejandra Cano, Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Este informe presenta un resumen de los hallazgos de un estudio llevado a cabo por el Instituto de Estudios Latinos y la Universidad de Notre Dame concerniente a subvenciones otorgadas por La Fundacion Comunitaria de Chicago (CCT) para fomentar el desarrollo del liderazgo latino.

    Date Created:
    2005-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Magda Banda, Alejandra Cano, Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Study of 17 Chicago Community Trust grants issued between 2001 and 2003 to foster Latino leadership development. Identifies challenges in developing Latino leadership, recommends programs to develop Latino leaders and finds that leaders who participated in such programs and received grants had significant success. Based on 73 interviews with grantee staff, community leaders, policymakers, and civic leaders.

    Date Created:
    2005-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sonia Soltero, Christine Wedam Rosario, José R. Rosario, James Rosenbaum, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Web-based index and essays providing information about achievement, access to learning, and relevant resources for Latino students. Intended to improve Latino students’ learning outcomes.

    Date Created:
    2008-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Analyzes U.S. Census data to highlight major demographic changes from 1990-2000 in Metropolitan Chicago and Illinois. Examines implications for delivery of quality educational, health, and social services to school-aged children.

    Date Created:
    2003-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sonia Soltero, Costas Spirou, Joanna Schmit, Xóchitl Bada, Nawojka Lesinski, Vanessa Guridy, Amalia Pallares, John Koval, Jose Soltero, Samuel Rosenberg, Larry Bennett, Peter Creticos, Elizabeth Robbins, Maria de los Angeles Torres
    Abstract:

    Edited volume of five studies by Chicago-area social scientists scholars on Latinos in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Chapters on Latinos and Neo-Regionalism, Latinos and Education, Latino Engagement and Mobility in the Labor Force and Economy, and Latino Civic and Political Engagement.

    Date Created:
    2010-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    David A. Badillo
    Abstract:

    Civil rights activism within the Latino community ranges from locally based, grassroots organizing to national organizations that rely on highly trained legal professionals and make appeals up to the US Supreme Court. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is an organization that fits more handily into the latter category. Its stated mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States by fostering “sound publi…

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    The Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, with support from the Joyce Foundation
    Abstract:

    Examination of Illinois student achievement in Illinois, with special focus on Berwyn and Cicero. Provides case study of role of state education data systems in identifying disparities in educational achievement and informing policies that foster educational excellence and equity. Compares data from Chicago-area to Los Angeles.

    Date Created:
    2005-07-01
    Resource Type
    Report