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:
Latino Education Across The Inland Empire
General Population: 4.1 Million
Riverside Co. San Bernardino Co.
|Population Group||Percentage of
Riverside / San Bernardino Counties
|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
- 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.
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
- 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