ERIC Number: ED310191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Northeast Hispanic Needs: A Guide for Action. Volume I.
This report, which reflects the contribution of over 250 Latino leaders in the Northeast, has the following purposes: (1) to call attention to the critical needs of Hispanic American communities in the region; (2) to assist the public and private sectors and community organizations in identifying and solving problems faced by Latinos; and (3) to serve as a guide for action in addressing the needs of this population. Prefatory material describes ASPIRA, its Institute for Policy Research, and sponsorship and funding of the project. The following 10 most salient Northeast Hispanic needs are identified: (1) increased school attendance and dropout reduction; (2) housing improvement; (3) increased voter participation; (4) increased representation in government; (5) increased representation in education administration and policy-making; (6) promotion of Hispanic leadership; (7) increased training and support to facilitate work force entry; (8) improvement in health care delivery; (9) increased community politicization; and (10) increased representation in housing policy-making. The following six principles serve as recommendations for action to promote Hispanic American social and economic advancement: (1) focus on strengthening self-help; (2) emphasize prevention; (3) strengthen Latino leadership; (4) encourage collaboration; (5) be holistic and comprehensive; and (6) promote information exchange. A list of Hispanic leaders participating in the study is appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Involvement, Community Needs, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Needs, Health Needs, Hispanic Americans, Holistic Approach, Housing Needs, Information Dissemination, Leadership, Needs Assessment, Prevention, Public Policy, Self Help Programs
ASPIRA Association, Inc., 1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036 (Two volume set, $18.50; 10 copies or more, $10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.