Washington, DC— Today, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) released a new report—“It Made the Sacrifices Worth It”: The Latino Experience in Higher Education—during a live panel discussion of the findings. UnidosUS policy experts and researchers from the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighted key insights from the report, which relied on in-depth interviews with a diverse set of thirty Latino college graduates from six … Continued
Discussion on Latino Higher Ed Report in Diverse Magazine
A discussion of our recent report “It Made the Sacrifices Worth It: The Latino Experience in Higher Education,” with Deborah A. Santiago, co-founder, COO and vice president for policy at Excelencia in Education, appears in the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Research on the Latino Higher Education Experience in La Opinión
Spanish-language paper La Opinión highlights the report “It Made the Sacrifices Worth It: The Latino Experience in Higher Education,” which was was released in March 2018 at the UnidosUS headquarters in Washington D.C.
What We’ve Learned About Providing Financial Services with Affordable Housing
This is the second entry in a series of blog posts created in collaboration with Prosperity Now’s Affordable Housing team about the role of financial capability services in affordable housing to help more low- and moderate-income households—with an emphasis on those of color—achieve financial security, wealth and prosperity. The first post looked at a promising program to boost economic opportunity for families living in publicly-assisted housing. This post can also … Continued
Navigating the Career Journey: 5 Professionals Share Their Advice With Our Fellows
Photos from the CCC Fellows’ professional development panel on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. One of the best things about getting involved with the Center for Community Capital as a student is being able to make connections with experts in the field. Last week, our CCC Fellows received a visit from a panel of professionals, including Lucy Gorham, Robin Howarth, Antoine Marshall, Mark McDaniel, and Rachel Eberhard. In dialogue with the students and each … Continued
Housing Leaders Come Together to Identify Opportunities to Build Financial Capability
This post was originally published by Prosperity Now, an organization with a mission to ensure everyone in our country has a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity. The report that it references is forthcoming by the Center for Community Capital, but a field scan on housing organizations working to build financial capability was published in January 2018 and can be found here. Insights from the field and emerging research show that families relying on housing services face … Continued
Spotlight on Dr. Kevin Park
In our Team Spotlight series, we share stories about members of our team, both past and present. Dr. Kevin Park is an economist at the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He formerly worked at the Center for Community Capital as a graduate research assistant. For more in this series, see our spotlight on Dr. Allison Freeman. Kevin Park first heard about … Continued
Prosperity Now | Housing Leaders Come Together to Identify Opportunities to Build Financial Capability
Kate Davidoff and Jennifer Medina reflect on the Prosperity Now + Center for Community Capital convening in November 2017. Affordable housing experts gathered to discuss how we can leverage housing as a platform for boosting financial health and well-being.
Sticking with UC Davis: “Lady Bird” and the Cost of College
Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” a movie about one young girl growing up in Sacramento, California in 2002, won the award for Best Motion Picture: Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes on Sunday. This award, along with its status as the highest-rated movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes and a New York Times review calling it “Big-Screen Perfection,” has made the film a phenomenon. Reviewers have been quick to … Continued
2017 Year in Review
It’s been quite a year for us here at the Center. There’s so much to share, it’s hard to know where to start. So we decided to put together a list of the top ten most exciting developments of the year, it’s been a great one! We welcomed Eileen to the Center! We’ve published a book, A Place Called Home, with Oxford University Press on the social impacts of homeownership. We … Continued