A “Familismo” Approach To Latino College Enrollment

College of Lake County in Illinois is among other higher education institutions using culturally responsive strategies to recruit and retain more Latino students. Through offering counseling with bilingual therapists, hiring a Latino student outreach coordinator, and stationing college and career navigators in feeder high schools to guide Latino students, the college was able to increase Latino student enrollment by 27 percent in the fall of 2021.

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