Power In Knowledge: Latinos Represent Colorado’s Talent Pipeline of Tomorrow (2019)
The LLI and The Education Trust partnered to lead an expert discussion that revealed relevant data about Colorado’s educational landscape. Panelists discussed evidence-based practices that can increase Latino student achievement and supply Colorado’s future workforce. Across the K-16 pipeline, the dynamics of a growing population create opportunities and challenges for educators, policymakers, and families.
With the 8th largest Latino population in the U.S., Colorado is projected to show a continued increase in Latino population growth over the next several decades. Today, K-12 Latino enrollment in Colorado public schools is at 33 percent compared to the overall Latino population of 21 percent. Currently, Colorado has the second largest degree attainment equity gap in the country. According to the Bell Policy Center, in 2020, 75 percent of jobs in Colorado will require a postsecondary credential, according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Thus, filling this workforce pipeline is not only Colorado’s test, it is also the Latino community’s greatest educational opportunity.
Power In Migration Symposium (2019)
U.S. & Mexico Relations Symposium (2018)
Puerto Rico: Forging a Path Forward Symposium (2018)
Workforce & Economy
Power In Numbers: Latinos Fueling Colorado’s Economic Growth and Workforce Symposium (2018)
The Latino Leadership Institute co-hosted the “Power In Numbers: Latinos Fueling Colorado’s Economic Growth and Workforce” symposium in partnership with the Denver Business Journal. The sold-out event was attended by nearly 150 business and community leaders from across the Denver Metro area.
Demographic, business and industry experts from across sectors presented relevant data on growth trends of Colorado’s Latino community and discussed the strategies companies are employing to maximize market share while fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Expert panelists included:
Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver
Maria Garcia Berry, Founder & Chairman of the Board, CRL Associates
John Hayes, President & CEO, Ball Corporation
Brady Kellogg, Senior VP of Corporate Partnerships, Denver Broncos
Peter Villegas, Head, Office of Latin Affairs, Coca-Cola
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine & Director at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA