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‘Making It: Latino Students’ Pathway to College’ Documentary Screening: U.S. Department of Education

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Eastern Time

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 2020


The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a documentary screening and panel discussion on evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathway to 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 participants to learn more about the best practices to support Latino students on their paths to postsecondary education. After the screening, REL Midwest is facilitating a panel discussion with individuals featured in the documentary. Attendees have an opportunity to ask questions about the documentary, the research, and programs featured in the documentary.

Partnership: Midwest Career Readiness Research Alliance


  • Emily Loney, Moderator, REL Midwest
  • Juan Martinez, Principal, César Chávez Academy High School
  • Elias Lopez, Senior Associate Director, Migrant Student Services, Michigan State University
  • Gisella Lorenzo, Student, College Assistance Migrant Program, Michigan State University
  • Sandra Sanchez, College Counselor, César Chávez Academy High School