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The Right to Dream, Promising Practices Improve Odds for Latino Men and Boys – A Report by Hispanics in Philanthropy

Organization: Hispanics in Philanthropy


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The report shows ways to support programs that apply culturally sensitive techniques to disrupt the school-to-jail pipeline and repair the education-to-employment pipeline. "The Right to Dream" gives examples of promising practices that create pathways for youths to want to stay in school, complete their education or training, and pursue successful careers, regardless of immigration status.

The report is organized around five experiences that define social and economic equity for men and boys of color, which in turn highlight nine priorities that require our attention and investments in order to remove structural barriers to success and allow young Latino men to see a clear path toward a positive future: 

  1. Our Economy’s Missing Middle explores how trends that squeeze communities of color out of the middle class, which began more than 40 years ago, were accelerated during the Great Recession.
  2. Our Broken Education-to-Employment Pipeline looks at how our educational system and accountability-focused reforms have underserved young men of color and pushed them out of the school to-career pipeline
  3. Too Many Men of Color Are Missing explores the inequitable incarceration rates of African American and Latino men, as well as their risk of dying from violence.
  4. Where We Live Is Killing Us explores how where we live shapes life expectancies and particularly the disproportionate effect of environmental risks on communities of color.
  5. Searching for a Stable Foothold Despite Disruptive Immigration Policies explores how a shifting legal context impacts how young Latino men envision, plan for, and work toward a future in the U.S.



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Hispanics in Philanthropy

Hispanics in Philanthropy’s mission is to strengthen Latino communities by increasing resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector; increasing Latino participation and leadership throughout the field of philanthropy; and fostering policy change to enhance equity and inclusiveness.


Tagged with: Organization Alliance, Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Education, Health & Family, California

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