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Pathways of Success: Latinx Men

Image courtesy of Lo Boutillette.

With deep ties to music and the arts, Lo Boutillette is constantly inspired by her Latin Americana roots and the spontaneity of New York City. When she isn’t planning and perfecting her productions you’ll find her tending to her rose garden with her dog Bella.

What is your likelihood of success? If you’re not able to go to college – what are your options? LatinX people work harder to make up for the fact that opportunity is not always afforded to us. It is imperative that we work toward closing the LatinX student-teacher diversity gap as well as the racial wealth gap to provide pathways of success for our community. 

A diverse teaching pool positively impacts students’ responses to social issues and allows for respect to grow across racial, cultural, and socioeconomic lines. Teachers that share commonalities with their students, as well as take time to help them understand subjects from their perspective, set kids up for ongoing success. These students are much more likely to complete their K-12 education and enroll in college. 

As the largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority, only 22% of LatinX workers have professional careers with routinely well-paying jobs and benefits. 41.3% of LatinX workers have jobs in the service, construction, and maintenance fields without access to similar benefits. within those fields, LatinX men are paid 35% less than their white male counterparts.

Protective factors, like income and education, are only a fraction of improving the quality of life for our LatinX families. We have to be bold to change the narrative. In this video, LatinX Men share their pathways of success in the workforce and in higher education while facing socioeconomic and class-based realities. 

Public resources: 

Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Center
Career One Stop
US Department of Labor
HiSET Exam
LinkedIn Learning
YMCA

Scholarships: 
Randy Falco Scholarship
Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
NBC Universal/LNESC scholarship
La Unidad Latina Foundation 
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Haz La U program
The Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship

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Lo Boutillette

With deep ties to music and the arts, Lo is constantly inspired by her Latin Americana roots and the spontaneity of New York City. When she isn’t planning and perfecting her productions you’ll find her tending to her rose garden with her dog Bella.

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