ERIC Number: ED265234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanics in Massachusetts. A Progress Report.
Massachusetts Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Boston.
This preliminary report of the Massachusetts Commission on Hispanic Affairs presents information on the issues and priorities of the state's Latino community. It begins with a brief description of the commission's methodology, summarizes testimonies on Hispanic concerns gathered during public hearings held in 1984 and 1985 in Springfield, Boston, Lawrence, Holyoke, Chelsea, and Worcester, cities in which over 50% of Massachusetts' Hispanic population lives. The next section reports on the seven task forces created by the commission to address specific priorities, which include community economic development, education, employment and training, health, housing, human services, and youth. Each task force report outlines what the present situation is for Hispanics and how the task force plans to proceed in its investigations. Recurrent themes found throughout the testimony and the task force reports cite poor housing, substandard education, and inaccessibility of social services and job training and employment opportunities as major problems for Hispanics in Massachusetts. A list of people who appeared before the commission is appended. (CG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Boston)