School Readiness Program

EUGENE, Ore.– Latino youth currently comprise more than one fifth of the US youth population. Yet this sizeable group of the nation’s future adults lags alarmingly behind Non-Latino youth in academic achievement and high school graduation rates. “Our main concern nationwide is the lack of achievement by Latinos and we want a way to fix … Continue reading »

Latino Studies Program Names Director

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University’s Center for Latino and Latina Studies in Engagement has a new director. Ron Mize says he’s excited to join the year-old program. The center helps facilitate faculty, staff and students to reach out to Latino communities throughout the state. Its goal is to improve the well-being of Latinos by … Continue reading »

Lane County Establishes LULAC Council

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County made Oregon history Wednesday by becoming the first county with a League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council. Local officials, including Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg, turned out for the installation of officers. LULAC was first established in 1929. There are now 900 councils nationwide working to ensure civil, immigrant, … Continue reading »