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Inland Empire Regional Collaborative


The LEAD Education Projects will serve to coordinate and facilitate the development of a regional affiliate network.

Advantages & Opportunities of a “Committee of One”

  • Strategic alignment across the IE region
  • Relationship-building across affiliates
  • Leverage resources collectively, as a group
  • Pool our knowledge & expertise
  • Capacity-building across institutions, agencies, and groups
  • Brand enhancement of the network
  • Rank and prioritize the most pressing regional issues
  • Deliberate and decide on which of those issues we can agree to work on, and hone, collaboratively
  • Provide solutions specific and explicit to the IE (move away from the generic “one size fits all”)
  • Bring small successful models “up to scale”, therefore magnifying the positive effects
  • “Giving priorities” (the affiliate network acts as a broker and/or external evaluator, advising philanthropists, donors and funding agencies)

The INLAND EMPIRE Regional Affiliate Network must demonstrate the following characteristics:

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Latino Education Across The Inland Empire

General Population: 4.1 Million

Riverside Co. San Bernardino Co.

Latino Education Across the Inland Empire
Population Group Percentage of
General Population
Percentage of
Riverside / San Bernardino Counties
Latino Population 36% 40%
Latino Families Living in Poverty 50% 50%
English Language Learner 20%+ 20%
Latinos over 25 w/ HS Diploma 18% 23%
Latino Student Enrollment K-12 55% 55%
Latinos over 25 w/ B.A. 10% 13%

Source: U.S. Census

Latino Education Pipeline Problem, Pre-K to Graduate School

100 Latinos Enter the School System -->  56 Graduate from HS -->  27 Enroll in College -->  10 Earn a BA -->  2 Earn a Graduate Degree

Important Factors

  • Pre-K: 66% of Inland Empire children do not have access to pre-K programs.
  • High School Graduation: Over 50% of Latino students in the Inland Empire do not graduate from high school.

College Readiness:

Just 25% of graduating Latino high school students meet A-G requirements in California;  6% of Latino high school students were eligible for the UC system and 16% for the CSU system

College Enrollment:

  • Most Latino high school graduates enroll in the community college system. 
  • A little more than 20% of CSU-wide student enrollment is Latino; less than 15% of UC-wide student enrollment is Latino. 
  • Projections suggest that the percentage of eligible Latino students who will enter the CSU and UC system will increase by 50% in the next 10 years. 
  • Nationally, 6% of bachelor’s degrees are awarded to Latinos; In California; 20% of all CSU-wide graduates are Latino; 13% of all UC graduates are Latino.

Data Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Public Policy Institute of California; Inland Empire Business Atlas; Chavez, L. (2008). Untapped Potential: Latinos and California Community College. Center for Latino Policy Research, UC Berkeley; Moore, C. & Shalock, N (2007). Moving Forward: Increasing Latino Student Enrollment in California’s Public Universities, Institute for Higher Education, Leadership & Policy; Covarrubias, A. (forthcoming April 2011). Quantitative Intersectionality: A Critical Race Analysis of the Chicana/o Educational Pipeline. Journal of Latinos and Education, 10 (2), forthcoming, April 2011