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One Dream for AEP.

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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JURY SELECTION PROCESS

NEW REPORT: Latinos Under-represented in Federal Court Jury Pools in Washington State. New research from Whitman College analyzes Latino communities’ exclusions from jury pool source lists in Eastern Washington. This research examines how extensively Latinos are excluded, where this problem is most severe, and why some people believe that racially representative jury pools are important to society. Community Partner: Northwest […]

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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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NEW RESEARCH FOR 2012

The following are five areas of focused research conducted by State of the State over the past year. Click on the underlined links to proceed to more detailed reports. Voting rights and political representation. As the Legislature debates the Washington State Voting Rights Act, we find vast under-representation of Latinos in local government statewide. Electoral […]

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Heritage/Whitman Collaboration at Yakima Valley Community College, Wed. 5/2, 5:30-8pm

Our next presentation will be in the Parker Room at YVCC in Yakima at 6pm on Wednesday May 2, following a 5:30 reception; the first thrilling performance was on April 19 at Heritage. In an effort to generate fruitful dialogue among the Latino, Native American, and white non-Latino communities in the Yakima Valley, we are […]

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