Tag: Education

Poll: Black and Latino Parents Worry More About Education

By Chris Hoenig Race, income and location play a significant role in determining a parent’s confidence in his or her child’s education, a new Associated PressNORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll says. While Black and Latino parents and low-income and urban families have more worries about public education than…

Supreme Court Punts Decision on Affirmative Action

By Chris Hoenig In a decision that indicates a compromise among the justices, the Supreme Court has elected not to rule on a challenge to affirmative action argued before it late last year. The 7-to-1 ruling from the court provides a small victory for opponents of affirmative action, vacating a…

ANA Multicultural Marketing Series: Allstate Quotes for Education Program

By Lisa Cochrane At Allstate, we have a long history of marketing and advertising to the African-American market. Our Quotes for Education program, established in 2009 to raise scholarship funds for financially struggling African-American students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), is one way we’re empowering a key market…

Diversity, Philanthropy and How I Got Through College

By Tierra Moore Piens, The Greenlining Institute Philanthropy changes lives. I know, because it changed mine. When I arrived at UCLA my first prioritywasn’tmaking new friends or signing up for student organizations it was finding a job. And I did. I knew that financing my college education was going to…

Hispanic Graduates Pass Whites in College Enrollment Rates

By Chris Hoenig Flashon Studio/Shutterstock Hispanic high-school graduates are now enrolling in college at a higher rate than white graduates, according to a study from the Pew Research Hispanic Center. The study found that a record 69 percent of Hispanic graduates from the class of 2012 have enrolled in higher…

Talent Development: From Migrant Workers' Son to CEO

Talent developmentand early identification of future potential hold the key for INROADS’ aspiring low-income students. And if anyone understands what it takes to pull yourself up from poverty and reach the highest levels of corporate America, it’sForest T. Harper. Read personal stories fromtwo INROADS interns:Talent Development Creates Ability for INROADS…

How to Get 150 Top-Performing Black and Latino Candidates Now

Ernst & Young takes its talent seriously. That’s why the professional-services firm isn’t leaving the quality of its future workforce to chance. Its leaders are taking the initiative by engaging traditionally underrepresented students before they graduate from college as well as helping administrators and faculty members address existing diversity gaps…