Publications

Chicago Latino Needs Assessment: Opportunities to Invest in Children and Youth  - Executive Summary

For Chicago to remain an economic powerhouse, Latinos must prosper through quality educational experiences, community programming, postsecondary and career training, and employment opportunities that provide livable wages. In other words, a college and career ready workforce will be essential to the city’s future. Building a college and career ready workforce begins with meeting community residents’ social, emotional and educational needs. A comprehensive needs assessment is a first step in assessing the educational needs and opportunities in a community. Findings from the needs assessment address five main areas: 1) Understanding Latino families; 2) Community Assets; 3) Challenges for Latino Families; 4) Educational Needs of Children; and 5) Youth Basic Needs of Children and Youth.

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Chicago Latino Needs Assessment: Opportunities to Invest in Children and Youth  - Community Voices

This report presents findings from deep dives into three focus communities: Chicago Lawn, Little Village, and South Chicago. The findings emerged from in-depth data collection from 79 community stakeholders including community leaders, educators and parents.  

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Chicago Latino Needs Assessment: Opportunities to Invest in Children and Youth  - Data Brief

To understand the unique context of the seven predominantly Latino communities in Chicago, we began by examining data trends across four key topics —  population and demographics, social and economic conditions, health outcomes, and crime and violence.  We also  examined publicly available education data (K-12 and postsecondary) to understand the educational landscape as well as education options available for children in the seven communities. 

In Pursuit of Racial Equity: A Pathway for Action and Transformation in Education - White Paper

This report highlights the current state of educational inequities and national efforts to address them through policy, resources, tools, and technical assistance. EduDream reviewed 60+ equity-centered resources, we find that few toolkits are explicitly designed for K-12 schools and districts. 

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