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REL Midwest Event: In-person screening of "Making It: Latino Students’ Pathways to College”
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November 14, 2018

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

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

Description: REL Midwest will host a 30-minute documentary screening 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 Cesar Chavez High School in Detroit and Migrant Student Services at Michigan State University. This screening will provide 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 will facilitate a panel discussion with individuals featured in the documentary. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about the documentary, the research, and programs featured in the documentary.

Partnership or Research Alliance: This documentary is not affiliated with a partnership or research alliance.

Audience: The main audiences for the in-person screening will be individuals and organizations involved in supporting Latino students throughout their pathway to postsecondary education, including program staff, state and local education agency representatives, school leaders, teachers, higher education program staff, and researchers.


  • Awilda Rodriguez, assistant professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan
  • Felipe Lopez-Sustaita, PhD, executive director, Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Luis Garcia, director, Migrant Student Services, Michigan State University
  • Elias Lopez, associate director, College Assistance Migrant Scholars Program (CAMP), Michigan State University

Report Citations: Bordes-Edgar, V., Arredondo, P., Kurpius, S. R., & Rund, J. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of Latina/o students’ academic persistence. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 10 (4), 358- 368.

Sarah Rand
(312) 513-1035
More Information
Agenda for this event.  PDF File ( 324 KB )
To register for this event, click here.
Documentary viewing guide.  PDF File ( 112KB )
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