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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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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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Latino Voters Influential for 2012 Election, Time Magazine Says

“Why Latino Voters Will Swing the 2012 Election,” an article by Michael Scherer recently made the front page of Time Magazine. Scherer points to several crucial swing states in the coming election that could likely be decided by growing Latino populations. For online subscribers of Time Magazine, the article can be found at http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2107497,00.html. Christinia Costantini […]

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In Increasing Numbers, Colleges Emphasize Civic Purpose of Higher Education

In increasing numbers, programs like the State of the State for Washington Latinos are growing at colleges and universities across the United States. When the University of Michigan added a semester program in Washington, D.C. to its academic offerings, some students asked, “Why not Detroit?” The city, famous for its industrial history and more recent […]

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Poverty in America: 1 in 2 Americans is Poor or Low-Income

The latest census data reveals the increasing prevalence of poverty, shrinking of the middle class high and  high unemployment rates. Safety net programs are helping those in poverty, but for those who are low-income, but are not considered poor enough to qualify for safety net programs such as food stamps, work-related and medical expenses are […]

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McCain: Latino voters “a major factor” in 2012

Roll Call reports that the GOP is beginning to realize that Latinos are an increasingly potent political constituency. View the full story here: http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_71/Parties-Court-Latinos-as-Swing-Voters-in-2012-210878-1.html?pos=hln

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