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    ESCALERA: TAKING STEPS TO SUCCESS & EARLY ESCALERA

    Latino Network envisions a just world where our youth reach their full potential. Currently, we know even the most motivated Latino/a student confronts systemic barriers to college and career success. Latino Network’s Escalera works to break down these barriers.

    Escalera offers an intensive year-round college-preparation program to Portland high school students. Nationally recognized and funded through the National Council of La Raza, the Escalera curriculum develops resilient and aspiring youth through:

    • College visits locally and nationally

    • College saving and planning information

    • Financial aid, college and scholarship application assistance

    • Career exploration through job shadows and panels

    • Individual 80-hour internship in a field of interest

    • High school credit completion assistance

    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) exploration

    • Leadership development

     

    Edgar Hernandez-Ortiz- Escalera (11th-12th)

    Melanie Maldonado- Early Escalera (9th-10th)

     

    COLEGIO DE PADRES [PARENTS COLLEGE]

    Colegio de Padres, for parents of middle and high school students, hosts workshops that help parents, many of whom are immigrants, understand the educational system in the US and the challenges facing their children. Workshop topics include:

    • How to check academic progress and grades online

    • How to meet with your students’ teachers/principals

    • Saving for college

    • Strategies to discuss health and sexuality with their children

    • Monitoring child’s use of Social Media and the Internet

    • Advocacy training

    • Biculturalism

     

    Carolina Hernandez - Family Engagement Specialist

     

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Carolina Hernandez

Family Engagement Specialist

(She, Her, Ella)

carolinahernandez@latnet.org

Cell (503)781-4411

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Edgar Hernandez-Ortiz

Latino Network

(He/Him/His/Él)

ehernandezortiz2@pps.net

edgarhernandez-ortiz@latnet.org

Cell: 503-839-4282

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Melanie Maldonado

Early Escalera (9th-10th)

melanie@latnet.org

971-998-8624