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Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program – National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored workshop  

Friday, March 16, 12 pm – room S247 (immediately following President’s State of the College)   

Latino/a Students and the Transition from High School to College - 
Dr. Alejandro E. Carrion, Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies at Northwestern University. 

In this workshop, Dr. Alejandro E. Carrión, Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies at Northwestern University, will lead a discussion of the issues that Latino/a students face as they transition from high school to college. The workshop will address language; family educational background; social and cultural capital; and assimilation. It will provide faculty with practical guidance regarding how to best support our students as they make this transition.

Alejandro E. Carrión, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning in Latina and Latino Studies at Northwestern University. H​e is an educator, scholar, and activist whose research focuses on the intersection of Latino/as and education. He co-directs a youth participatory action research project that works with Chicago Public Schools, the New York City Department of Education, and Evanston, IL high school students to create meaningful and impactful community-based research. Dr. Carrion has a background in piloting, directing, and founding programs that assist students with their transition to college in New York City


This program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.