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Making It: Latino Students’ Pathways to College

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

WKAR/Michigan State University
Communication Arts & Sciences Building, Room 145
404 Wilson Road
East Lansing, Michigan


This 30-minute documentary shares evidence-based practices to support Latino students on their pathways 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 Cesar Chavez High School in Detroit and Migrant Student Services at Michigan State University.

REL Midwest is hosting a screening of the documentary to provide an opportunity for educators, parents, and students 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


  • Sarah Rand, Producer and Communications Consultant, REL Midwest
  • Felipe Lopez-Sustaita, Ph.D., Executive Director, Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Gisella Lorenzo, Student, Michigan State University
  • Elias Lopez, Senior Associate Director, Migrant Student Services, Michigan State University
  • Michelle Williams, Special Populations Unit Acting Manager and Title I Part C Migrant Education Consultant, Office of Educational Supports, Michigan Department of Education