Institute for Latino Studies Sponsored Research and Publications Archive

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The Institute for Latino Studies has sponsored research and scholarship on the role of Latinos in the ongoing transformation of U.S. society overall and of Metropolitan Chicago and Northwest Indiana, in particular. Reports and policy and research briefs are available for download.

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Religion

Children and Youth

Immigration and Transnationalism

Family and Households

Gender

Heathcare

Citizenship and Civic Partnership

Education

Regional Research

Labor and the Economy

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  • 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):
    Magda Banda, Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Research on Latino civic participation and role of immigrant community-based organizations in promoting civic engagement in Chicago. Based on data from the Institute’s 2003 Chicago-Area Survey of 1500 households and U.S. Census.

    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
    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):
    Magda Banda, Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Chicago area non-profit organizations’ reactions to changing immigrant demographics and needs. Focus on racial/ethnic distribution, poverty, and nativity. Based on interviews and surveys conducted in 2005.

    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Martha Zurita, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Research on the continued segregation of low-income and minority students from more affluent White students and the obstacles to programs aiming to eliminate race- and class- based student achievement gaps. Based on data from Illinois State Board of Education.

    Date Created:
    2003-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Verónica Castro, Martha Zurita, Eva Serrano, Sylvia Puente
    Abstract:

    Discusses Latinos’ access to education and effects on upward mobility. Explores why Latinos are the least formally educated group in the nation today, and why many Latino youth lack basic skills and knowledge required for economic and social mobility. Case study in Cicero, Ill.

    Date Created:
    2004-03-01
    Resource Type
    Report