Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Our community is losing the battle to keep our focus on educational equity and achievement, including attending college and beyond. The competitive strengths of our nation will continue to depend, to a large extent, on the positive educational outcomes of Latino students.
Over the past decades, Latinos have emerged as the largest minority in the nation, with majority populations in many states and regions, and in some cases, the majority demographic among school-age children.
Yet, Latinos continue to have some of the highest dropout/pushout rates, score among the lowest on achievement tests, and have low college enrollment and graduation rates. Both Latino students and teachers have a high mobility rate, are located in racially segregated communities with high poverty rates, and attend schools with fewer resources, staffing, and programs.
To address these critical issues, and to ensure a strong future, the LEAD Organization at California State University, San Bernardino houses several national and international projects that provide a means to maximize the promotion, outreach and relations, within the areas of primary purpose.
Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor & Executive Director - LEAD Organization