Boosting College Success Among Men of Color: Promising Approaches and Next Steps | Full brief
The brief list strategies commonly used in interventions at postsecondary educational institutions across the nation, aimed at improving outcomes for male students of color and charts the way forward for future evaluative work. While young men of color have college and career aspirations similar to those of their white counterparts, a significant gap persists between the two groups’ postsecondary educational attainment. In response, colleges around the country have implemented targeted programs offering male students of color a variety of support services, yet few of these initiatives have been evaluated. MDRC has conducted a scan of 82 such programs and will apply lessons from it and other research to a large-scale evaluation of program efficacy that it is currently developing in collaboration with the University System of Georgia.
The Counter-Narrative: Reframing Success of High Achieving of Black and Latino Males in Los Angeles County | Full report
Tyrone Howard and a team of researchers from the UCLA Black Male Institute released the findings of a two-year study chronicling the success of Black and Latino males in Los Angeles County. Documenting interviews from over 200 high school students, who reframe and redefine success in their schools, homes, and communities, Howard and his colleagues have conducted and published new research – The Counter Narrative Project that goes beyond a compilation and analysis of negative data points, to explore and highlight the success of young Black and Latino males in Los Angeles County.
A National Portrait of the Health and Education of Hispanic Boys and Young Men | Full report
This brief provides a national portrait on the well-being of Latino boys and young men and focuses on two important dimensions of well-being—health and education. We compare the wellbeing of Hispanic boys and young men to that of their white and black peers and also, when data permit, within the same income groups. It illuminates a few key ways that the experiences of Hispanic boys and young adults differ from those of their black and white peers.
Bukoski, B. E., & Hatch, D. K. (2015). “We’re Still Here… We’re Not Giving Up” Black and Latino Men’s Narratives of Transition to Community College. Community College Review.
My Brother’s Keeper 2016 Progress Report | Full report
This report tracks progress achieved in the past year on efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of young people. These priorities fall into three interdependent priorities articulated by the President: (1) engaging state and local communities; (2) increasing engagement by businesses, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits; and (3) reviewing and reforming public policy.
The Right to Dream: Promising Practices Improve Odds for Latino Men and Boys | Full report
This report spells out the challenges facing young Latino males, such as an economy failing to deliver middle-class jobs – but it also lifts up helpful practices, such as job training programs to shift workers from low-paying sectors to more sustainable employment.
This fact sheet by Excelencia In Education provides the latest statistics describing the Latino male population, including their college enrollment and educational attainment rates.
Economic Costs Of Youth Disadvantage And High-Return Opportunities For Change | Full Report
This report examines the barriers that disadvantaged youth, particularly young men of color, face and quantifies the enormous costs this poses to the U.S. economy. In particular, this report focuses on the significant disparities in education, exposure to the criminal justice system, and employment that persist between young men of color and other Americans.
The purpose of this report is to document specific policy interventions that can be implemented in the state of California to improve outcomes for men of color in community colleges.
“My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK) Task Force: One-Year Progress Report to the President. | Full Report
This report provides a high-level review of the policy progress in each key milestone identified in the Task Force Report as well as descriptions of significant policy accomplishments. The milestones are based on research that has identified key points on the path to adulthood that are especially predictive of later success and where interventions can have the greatest impact.
Aspirations to Achievement: Men of Color and Community Colleges, a report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement, builds on the growing body of research about the experiences of men of color in higher education. The report includes an analysis of student engagement survey results for over 145,000 male community college students and provides information for community colleges on how to get better outcomes for these students. The Center conducted six focus groups with faculty and staff, and more than 30 student focus groups with Latino, Black and White men at community colleges and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society national convention.
Chronicle of Higher Education article coverage of the report. Dr. Victor Sáenz, executive director of Project MALES and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, served on the report’s advisory committee.
Invitation to Partner: Men of Color in Community Colleges (Minority Male Community College Collaborative, Nov. 2014)
Covarrubias, R., & Stone, J. (2014). Self-Monitoring Strategies as a Unique Predictor of Latino Male Student Achievement. Journal of Latinos and Education, (ahead-of-print), 1-16.
2014 UT-Austin Male Student Leadership Summit Final Evaluation Report
Ponjuán, Clark, & Sáenz (November 2012). Latino boys in American high schools: A study of the NCES 2009 High School Longitudinal Study. TG Final Report.
Ponjuán, Clark, & Sáenz (November 2012). Boys in Peril: Examining Latino boys’ educational pathways and motivation towards postsecondary education: A qualitative study of Latino boys in Florida and Texas. TG Final Report.
Sáenz & Ponjuán (2012). Latino Males: Improving College Access and Degree Completion — A New National Imperative. Perspectivas, Issues in Higher Education Policy and Practice, a new series published by AAHHE, ETS, and UTSA.
Sáenz & Ponjuán (2011), The Institute for Higher Education Policy. Men of Color: Ensuring the Academic Success of Latino Males in Higher Education.
Sáenz & Ponjuán (2009), The Vanishing Latino Male in Higher Education