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ERIC Number: ED530878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Plugged in: Positive Development Strategies for Disconnected Latino Youth. A Report of the NCLR Escalera Program
Hageage, Ana
National Council of La Raza
This report profiles the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success, a Latino-serving, community-based youth workforce development program, which was developed in 2001 in partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation and PepsiCo, Inc. and expanded in 2008 with the support of Shell Oil Company. The Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success provides positive youth development services through an after-school model for Latino youth ages 15-24. The program promotes economic mobility through educational attainment, career planning, and access to information about advanced careers, with the ultimate goal of closing the economic gap for Latinos by increasing the number of highly skilled and educated Latino youth and the ability of Hispanic CBOs to cultivate the talent pipeline. Documenting the successes and challenges of three sites that have customized the program to meet their local needs, the report offers insight into how the Escalera Program improves academic and employment outcomes for disconnected youth, and it makes recommendations for policy and programmatic improvements. (Contains 30 endnotes.) [Funding for this paper was provided by the PepsiCo Foundation and Shell Oil Company.]
National Council of La Raza. 1126 16th Street NW 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-785-1670; Fax: 202-776-1792; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza
Identifiers - Location: California; New Mexico; Texas