Daley College Hosts First Latino Education Summit at Arturo Velasquez Institute

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Daley College President Dr. Jose Aybar and Interim Dean of Arturo Velasquez Institute Manuel Medina discuss agenda items with summit attendees.

Arturo Velasquez Institute, satellite campus for Richard J. Daley College, hosted the first-ever summit to discuss the challenges confronting Latino students, aiming to expand community partnerships in an effort to ensure Latino student success in early educational years.

Collaboration efforts with community organizations such as the Latino Policy Forum are aligned with investments being made in students as part of the Reinvention of City Colleges. The partnership will ensure that students are better prepared to enter the workforce or transfer into a competitive bachelor’s program.

“City Colleges of Chicago serves a student population that is more than one-third Latino and the percentage of Latino students at Daley College and Arturo Velasquez Institute is even higher. We are committed to providing our students with the necessary skills to ensure they are ready for jobs in high-growth industries and our collaboration with the Latino Policy Forum is critical to our success,” says Dr. Jose Aybar, Daley College president.

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