ERIC Number: ED348448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Latinos in Pennsylvania: Summary Report & Recommendations.
Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, Harrisburg.
This report summarizes the activities of the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs from its inception in January, 1989, to December, 1990; and makes recommendations to the Governor on policies, procedures, and legislation that would make the state more responsive to the Latin American community. Latin Americans are the youngest and fastest growing population group in Pennsylvania. Language and cultural barriers breed resentment and discrimination and lead to denial of services and resources necessary to the economic, social, political, and educational well-being of the Latin American community. To promote equal access and equal opportunity in all aspects of community life for Latin Americans, the Commission devised the following priority areas each to be addressed by committees: (1) education; (2) employment; (3) physical health and mental health; (4) economic development; (5) housing; (6) aging; and (7) Latin Americans in prison. Civil rights and civil tension are also considered. This report provides the work of the commissioners, staff, and communities in each area. Ongoing staff activities include the creation of boards, committees, and task forces; community development and technical assistance; community education and public appearances; improving the image of Latin Americans in the media; affirmative action; producing newsletters; news clippings; translations; and special projects. Included are an executive order and a list of 46 Latin American focused community-based organizations and programs throughout Pennsylvania. (RLC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Affirmative Action, Aging (Individuals), Civil Rights, Community Programs, Correctional Rehabilitation, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Government Role, Health Programs, Housing, Latin Americans, Needs Assessment, State Government
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Latinos; Pennsylvania