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Empowering Latinas

Half the Sky Movement

When Eva Longoria learned that 80 percent of Latina high school students aspire to attend college, but only 15 percent hold college degrees, she wanted to know why. Her foundation partnered with UCLA’s Civil Rights Project identify factors to boost college enrollment rates and found involvement in extracurricular activities, exposure to Latino teachers and counselors, high-quality math instruction from a young age, and parent engagement were key.

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