Main Content Region

Working Toward Solutions

The LEAD organization, based at the California State University, San Bernardino, has taken the following steps in order to immediately address the critical educational issues among Latinos:

  • Apply existing technological networks to bring educational and community leaders together at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • With input from educational and community leaders, create action items to address these critical issues.
  • Engage educational and community leaders in discussions focused on the critical education issues affecting Latinos.
  • Publicize success/achievement of action items by participating educational institutions and community organizations.

Steps toward solution

  • Hold preliminary meetings with local, regional educational and community leaders to plan for regional/national conference
  • Publicize the LEAD Conference
  • Announce results of conference
  • Hold follow up meetings with local, regional educational and community leaders to assess implementation of action items
  • Report on success of action items

Issues for Regional Initiative

  1. Pre K-8 School readiness
    • Family (employment, housing)
    • Health
    • Pre-K access and quality
  2. High School: College readiness & Graduation/dropout crisis
    • On track to graduation (credits)
    • Quality Education/teachers
    • Community resources/mentorship
  3. College success
    • Support/mentorship
    • Financial support
    • Internships
    • Community-service
  4. Community readiness
    • Availability of jobs
    • Pipeline to homeownership
    • College/career pathway
    • Mentorship