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‘Making It: Latino Students’ Pathway to College’ Documentary Screening: Chicago

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Central Time

American Institutes for Research
10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60606



REL Midwest is hosting a 90-minute documentary screening and panel discussion on evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathway to a postsecondary education. Researchers Jennifer Trujillo and Awilda Rodriguez discuss instructional practices teachers can use to support Latino students in high school and strategies and approaches to encourage Latino student success in college. The program also features stories from students, families, and educators at César Chávez Academy High School in Detroit, Michigan, and Migrant Student Services at Michigan State University.

This screening provides an opportunity for educators, parents, and students to learn more about the best practices to support Latino students on their paths to a postsecondary education. After the screening, REL Midwest is facilitating a panel discussion during which attendees can ask questions about panelists’ experiences, the research, and programs featured in the documentary.

Partnership: Midwest Career Readiness Research Alliance


  • Andrea Cortes, Postsecondary Coach, Network for College Success, The University of Chicago
  • Lyzz Davis, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Sarah Rand, Documentary Producer, REL Midwest
  • Luis Narvaez, Strategic Project Director, Office of Language and Cultural Education, Chicago Public Schools