NCLR’s Education component is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities, improving achievement, supporting college-readiness, and promoting equity in outcomes for Latinos. In keeping with this mission, the efforts of the Education team build the capacity and strengthen the quality of the community-based education sector and inform the broader public education system.
The services and activities of the Education component target approximately 150 NCLR Affiliates that are focused on education while NCLR’s policy work simultaneously addresses national issues in public education. NCLR’s programs place a special focus on its Affiliates, which provide services to the Hispanic community at each critical stage of the education pipeline, supporting student learning and working in partnership with other organizations on special projects.
NCLR focuses on areas of acute disparity in Latino educational achievement through a capacity-building, training, and technical assistance model that strengthens the ability of community-based organizations to address barriers to a world-class education. While the direct services of NCLR’s Education component target NCLR Affiliates and public charter schools, the models and practices developed with these groups inform the work of other public schools, organizations, and agencies that serve Hispanic students.