On behalf of all the staff and board members at Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County, the Organización de Latinas Unidas, and the families served by the center, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to the following for supporting the 2014 Corvallis Latino Festival. Your support helps us continue our tradition of serving the needs of the community in the best way possible.
Acción Política PCUNista – ACORN Outreach – Baja Fresh Mexican Grill- Bed Bath and Beyond – Benton County Health Deparment – CL@SE – Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center- Corvallis Public Library- Delicias del Valle Restaurant- Department of Human Services – El Sol de México Restaurant -Erlinda Gonzales Berry – Fred Meyer – Gathering Together Farms – Oregon Employment Department – OSU Federal Credit Union – Linn Benton Community College GED Program – Loren Chavarría – Master Gardeners – Qdoba Mexican Grill –– Rivas Restaurant – Taquería Alonzo
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Latinos are the fastest growing minority population in the United States. In Oregon, Latinos account for 12% of the population and in 2010, Latinos accounted for 6.4% of the population of Benton County (7.4% for the city of Corvallis). In spite of the federal guarantee of access to K-12 education, Latino students still experience a dropout rate that is substantially higher than white non-Hispanic youth. A recent report by the Oregon Department of Education found that Latinos in Corvallis have a high school graduation rate of 56.9%. Also, Latino students in Benton County have much higher than average rate of harassment related to race/ethnic origin than the county and state averages. In addition, Latino students are more likely to live in poverty. Latino families have a median household income that is 17%
lower than the national median income for Latino households, and 33% lower than the Benton County median household income.
Using a mixed-methods approach, Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County (CLUBC), in consultation with the Corvallis School District, conducted a formative evaluation of educational expectations, experiences, and future directions among Latino parents, students, and educators in Corvallis. …
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