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STUDENTS AGREE: AEP WORKS!

New research explores why students drop out of high school, and how programs like the Walla Walla Alternative Education Program (AEP) effectively re-engage these students to graduate from high school and enroll in college. Student testimonies of increased self-esteem and academic achievement make the case for implementing similar programs on college campuses elsewhere. Community Partner: […]

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TATTOO REMOVAL AS A GANG TRANSITION STRATEGY

New research from Whitman College shows, through extensive personal interviews with former gang members, the transformative potential of tattoo removal as a method of gang transition. However, even for those who went through the process of removal, important barriers still remain. Community Partners: INK-OUT, Walla Walla Public Schools. Download Executive Summary (PDF) Download INK-OUT Final Report (PDF) […]

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MAPPING THE YOUNG MINORITY VOTERS

MAPPING THE VOTE: EXPANDING THE MINORITY YOUNG ADULT ELECTORATE New research from Whitman College identifies key areas in Washington that present the greatest opportunities for registration and mobilization efforts seeking to empower young adult minority voters. This research provides practical direction for community organizations deciding where to best target such efforts. Community Partner: Latino Community […]

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SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER REFORM IN WASHINGTON

New research from Whitman College highlights the unique ability of school-based health centers (SBHCs) to provide health care for underserved, low income and minority youth. Yet these clinics face funding difficulties partly because they cannot bill insurance providers. Our study makes the case for how and why Washington should support SBHCs through policy reforms. Community […]

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Whitman’s “Immigration Week” Highlights STS Research

As a culmination of Whitman Events Board’s weeklong symposium on immigration issues (4/14-4/18), STS researchers Eve Penberthy, Gladys Gitau and Jackie Bonilla presented their research alongside Whitman professors addressing the immigration debate. Having collaborated with immigrant rights organization OneAmerica, the students discussed Washington State preparedness to provide new immigration and citizenship services that comprehensive immigration […]

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From the Guardian: Washington state’s Latinos find ‘politics has not changed with the population’

The State of the State, Professor Apostolidis, community partners, legislators and advocates all cited in the Guardian’s new piece on Latino politics in Washington State. Read it here at Guardian World News. “In the apple- and grape-laden Yakima valley in southern Washington state, Latinos drawn here by fruit-picking jobs have become the fastest growing sector of […]

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UW analysis finds “racial voting bias” in Gonzalez-Danielson race

“Although he raised no money and ran no campaign, Danielson won 30 of Washington’s 39 counties and got nearly 40 percent of the statewide vote in his race against State Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez.” Read about it here at the Seattle Times

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our upcoming outreach events with Heritage University and Commitment to Community.

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State of the State Students Participate at 15th Annual Harvard Latino Law, Policy, and Business Conference

State of the State researchers Adam Delgado (’12) and Cynthia Ramos (’14) received funding from the Associated Students of Whitman College to attend the 15th Annual Latino Law, Policy, and Business Conference at Harvard University this past week. Adam found that the group of issues State of the State has been researching were major discussion […]

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Mural Unveiling at Garrison Middle School, Thu. 5/3 6-8pm

Update: The State of the State for Washington Latinos and students from Heritage University will be presenting stories about diversity as part of  a mural unveiling ceremony on Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8pm. The event is open to the public; all are welcome to attend.   Pedro de Valdivia (aka Mr. V) is here in […]

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