INCREASING LATINO ACCESS TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

At the request of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), Louisiana Appleseed worked with school leaders to identify and implement programs aimed at attracting a larger number of Latino students and develop a strategic plan for outreach, program design and appeal.


Legal Partners:

Stone Pigman


Community Partners:

Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Ford Foundation

University of Virginia School of Law

Despite the labor shortage in Louisiana, many new and returning residents lack the job skills and career counseling necessary to attain the most desirable jobs. The community college system is a vital part of developing a strong, stable and well-trained working and middle class – those who lack access to it are missing out on a powerful wealth-generating tool. While there are programs available to members of the Latino community, they go largely unused due to the difficulty many Louisiana community colleges have in effectively recruiting and educating the Latino community about these programs.


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