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ERIC Number: ED502045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 70
Abstractor: ERIC
Reaching Higher Ground: Parental Outreach Programs at the Postsecondary Level
Torres, Celina; Marquez, Amalia
Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
In this follow-up study to "College Knowledge: What Latino Parents Need to Know and Why They Don't Know It," [see ED469295], the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute examines how postsecondary institutions are mobilizing to address the need for college information among Latino parents. The primary objective of "Reaching Higher Ground" is to profile in operational detail those programs that effectively provide parents with college preparatory information in order to better prepare their children for college admission and attendance. The report provides information about the mission, operations, development, marketing, recruitment, and evaluation process of these programs in order to help prospective program developers create similar ventures in their respective communities. A resource section is also provided with a list of the directors of the programs profiled as well as potential funding sources. The report highlights 10 outreach programs that have the following five characteristics in common: committed program champions; program evaluation; stable funding sources; cultural considerations; and successful partnerships. This report will be useful for school administrators wanting to develop similar outreach programs geared to Latino parents at their schools and for public and private sector enterprises interested in funding such programs. An appendix presents: Fiscal Year 2002 GEAR UP Awards. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Tomas Rivera Policy Institute. University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, Ralph and Goldie Lewis Hall, 650 Childs Way Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626. Tel: 213-821-5615; Fax: 213-821-1976; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation
Authoring Institution: Tomas Rivera Policy Institute