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NSTAR's Walk for Boston Children's Hospital
On Sunday, June 8, 2014 a group of 50 people comprised of Club E participants and their families traveled to Boston to participate in the NSTAR's Walk for Boston Children's Hospital. The group worked with the Milagros Para Niños of division of the hospital and raised more than $4,000 to support Latino families seeking the services and support that the hospital provides. Students sought donations throughout the months of April and May and even hosted a program bake sale to support this effort. Club E is proud of this outstanding accomplishment and looks to continue the partnership with Boston Children's Hospital.
Latino Education Institute, Massachusetts Cultural Council & Worcester Arts Council
Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University $3,000 for art classes at the Worcester Center for Crafts that will benefit 45 middle school girls from Plumley Village, The Worcester Youth Center and the LEI as part of the One Circle Program funded by the Daniels Foundation.
Latino Education Institute - Springfield Public Schools Analysis
The Latino Education Institute prepared the following analysis of educational achievement in Springfield Public Schools. This information was presented to school officials, elected leaders, and policy makers interested in improving the socio-economic prospects of Springfield youth, 63% of whom are Latino.
Latino Education Institute Family Health Fair

Worcester State University's Latino Education Institute hosted a Family Health Fair attracting over 100 Latino community members on March 15, 2014 at WSU. Parents learned how to communicate with teens about important topics such as puberty, healthy boundaries, and teen pregnancy as their young children enjoyed a day of play and early literacy activities. Middle school students practiced coping skills and strategies to manage peer pressure. High school students learned about transitions to college and toured WSU. Parents' commented "Now I can express myself to my children more clearly" and youth said "I need to communicate, advocate and participate in my education." 98% of youth indicated improved understanding of the college process and 87% of parents left better prepared to communicate with their children about making healthy choices. The day concluded with a lively lunch session on mediation and music provided by Jose Castillo. We were able to have this wonderful event due to the Reliant Foundation and the Women's Initiative of the United Way of Central Mass.

Suspension in Worcester, A Continuing Conversation

New report commissioned by LEI voicing the opinions of youth, parents, and educators regarding disciplinary practices in Worcester Public Schools. To learn more about the "Suspension in Worcester, A Continuing Conversation," click to view the report below.


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Links of Interest
  Come View LEI's Success through the Lens of Participants
  LEI Strategic Plan Report 2013
  LEI Scholarship Information
  Mayor's Commission on Latino Educational Excellence
  Not Present, Not Accounted For: School Suspensions in Worcester
  LEI Research Report 2009
  Mauricio Gastón Institute
  Pew Hispanic Center
  Worcester Public Schools
  American Council on Education
  Mass Afterschool Partnership

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  Latino Education Institute
  Worcester State University
  486 Chandler Street
  Worcester, MA 01602
  Office Location:
  537 Chandler Street

  Kathy Orengo, Secretary
  Monday - Friday
  9:00am - 5:00pm


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