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College Is "Attainable Dream" For Hispanics


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education has released a new video produced especially for Spanish-speaking families that shows how going to college is more attainable and more affordable than ever before.

The five-minute piece profiles Samantha Hernandez, a sophomore at California State University Dominguez Hills, and shows the support she receives in pursuit of her academic and career goals. Samantha's story is told in her own words, as well as those of her fellow students, faculty advisor, college president, and family members -- all in Spanish. The camera follows Hernandez on campus and at home in South Central Los Angeles, where she lives with her mother and sisters.

Release of the video coincides with the signing this week by President Obama of a proclamation commemorating National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week. The proclamation celebrates the unique accomplishments of HSIs and their contributions to the community. California State University Dominguez Hills is among the more than 200 HSIs serving more than one million Hispanic students across the nation.

President Obama has set a goal that by 2020, America will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. While today, approximately 40 percent of U.S. adults are college graduates, he has targeted 60 percent to give our nation the best educated and most competitive workforce. This goal includes graduates of both four-year colleges and two-year colleges.

The video is entitled, "La universidad: un sueño alcanzable," ("College: An Attainable Dream") and is closed-captioned in Spanish and in English. Watch it at 
HERE 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC , LATINO , MEXICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , LATINA , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

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