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The State of Public Health for Washington Latinos

The purpose of this project is to compile information regarding the health profile of Washington Latinos and assess the way nonprofit clinics for low-income patients address these needs. Methods: I gathered information from a number of published sources, including the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Washington State Board of Health, to […]

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Access to Health Insurance and Health Care For Latinos in Washington State

This project examines access to health insurance and health care for Latinos in Washington State. My research aims to provide a general overview of the extent to which the health needs of the Latino community in Washington are being met. More specifically, I examine the rates of health insurance coverage within the Latino community and […]

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Washington State K-12 Education and Latinos: An Examination of Policies and Practices

My report examines the relationship between Latinos and the Washington State K-12 education system. The catalyst was the implementation of the Washington State Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) as a graduation requirement. This implementation influenced my examination of the potential achievement gap between Latino and non-Hispanic white students and the efficacy of programs educating Limited […]

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The Experience of Latino Adult Learners in the State of Washington

The focus of this research is on Latino adult education at community and technical colleges in Washington. What are the challenges faced by adult learners? What type of support do community colleges offer to students? What type of support is provided by the state? Are adult education programs adequately meeting the needs of Latino/a adults? Methods: […]

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Voter Turnout Among Latinos in the State of Washington

This paper focuses on voter registration and turnout among Latinos in Washington State as well as voter mobilization for Latinos. The question guiding the research is this: Among Latinos in Washington State, Yakima, and Walla Walla, who is voting, how, and why? The research has focused on gathering data on the population of the United […]

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Picking the Fruit of Knowledge: Washington Apple Farmworkers, Work, Family, and Politics

This project examines the experiences of female farm workers in Washington State’s apple industry. What are the conditions affecting Latino farm workers, particularly in Washington’s apple industry, and what can be done to alleviate such problems? Along these lines, how are these female workers’ perceptions of their experiences shaped by their objective conditions? Methods: The […]

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An Analysis of the Barriers Latina Immigrants Face in Washington’s Domestic Violence Response Network

This project examines the experiences of Latina immigrants suffering from domestic violence. How can Washington state improve its domestic violence response network for Latina immigrants? Methods: In order to carry out a comprehensive report the voices of survivors must be included on top of the reports and findings I used from state agencies, social service […]

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Voting Rights of Latinos in Yakima and Enforcement by the State

This research focuses on Latino representation in city council positions in Yakima County. Focusing on the particular characteristics of the county, I ask: Why are there low numbers of Latino registered voters? Why is there low Latino turnout? Are enough Latino candidates running for office? How do local Latino community members explain the current conditions […]

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Assessing the Impact of Head Start on Latino Children and their Families

This project examines the impact of Head Start enrollment on Latino students in Washington State. Latino families are more likely to be living below the poverty line and to have the lowest level of education of any other group in the state. Their children enter school with undeveloped basic academic skills, which frustrates their progress […]

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Analysis of the Social Capital Stock of Young Latinos and Gang Membership in Washington State

The focus of this report is to examine what happens before young Latinas/os enter the juvenile justice system, specifically the social agents that encourage gang activity. As at the national level, young Latinas/os in Washington State are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system. This research looks at adolescent violence, specifically gang-related crime and its ties […]

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