Supporting Latino College Achievement Insights from the LATIDO Roundtable

Oscar Cerna, Research Associate, and Katie Beal, External Affairs Associate, of MDRC, a Crimsonbridge Foundation Community Partner April 2018

This policy brief, conducted with support from the Crimsonbridge Foundation, covers the results of a roundtable discussion between researchers, policymakers, and college faculty and administrators about what Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in California can do to promote Latino student achievement and be truly “Hispanic serving.” A few themes that emerged were: HSIs should work to align goals, commit to diversity, adopt holistic approaches, and collect more useful data. This is the first part of a broader study on California’s efforts to improve college outcomes from Latinos.