In this month's edition of East Side Monthly, Jill Davidson notes that two-thirds of the student population at Providence Public Schools is Latino; State-wide it is also our fastest growing population. In her article, entitled, "An Academic Vision for the Future", Davidson references the CYC's Minding the Gap: Increasing college persistence in Rhode Island report to discuss how Rhode Island higher education institutions and community-based organizations are employing a wide variety of practices intended to support much higher rates of college success among Latinos.
Providence, "Data in Your Backyard" event demonstrates that there have been decreases in teen birth rate and infants born at risk and evidence-based family home visiting programs can help.
Governor Raimondo’s budget calls for expanding high-quality early-childhood education and all-day kindergarten and creating a $20-million fund to pay for school construction.
Ground-breaking study out of Columbia University demonstrates findings that indicate that programs with a social and emotional focus produce significant benefits that exceed the costs; one of the programs mentioned was Positive Action which will be implemented in South Providence by the CYC's Evidence2Success initiative.
Learn about the grassroots effort underway at Juanita Sanchez which encourages parent participation in the transformation of the school's climate and culture.