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Mapping the Vote: See Our Maps and Indices

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One Dream for AEP.

STUDENTS AGREE: AEP WORKS!

New research explores why students drop out of high school, and how programs like the Walla Walla Alternative Education Program (AEP) effectively re-engage these students to graduate from high school and enroll in college. Student testimonies of increased self-esteem and academic achievement make the case for implementing similar programs on college campuses elsewhere. Community Partner: […]

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TATTOO REMOVAL AS A GANG TRANSITION STRATEGY

New research from Whitman College shows, through extensive personal interviews with former gang members, the transformative potential of tattoo removal as a method of gang transition. However, even for those who went through the process of removal, important barriers still remain. Community Partners: INK-OUT, Walla Walla Public Schools. Download Executive Summary (PDF) Download INK-OUT Final Report (PDF) […]

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MAPPING THE YOUNG MINORITY VOTERS

MAPPING THE VOTE: EXPANDING THE MINORITY YOUNG ADULT ELECTORATE New research from Whitman College identifies key areas in Washington that present the greatest opportunities for registration and mobilization efforts seeking to empower young adult minority voters. This research provides practical direction for community organizations deciding where to best target such efforts. Community Partner: Latino Community […]

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SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER REFORM IN WASHINGTON

New research from Whitman College highlights the unique ability of school-based health centers (SBHCs) to provide health care for underserved, low income and minority youth. Yet these clinics face funding difficulties partly because they cannot bill insurance providers. Our study makes the case for how and why Washington should support SBHCs through policy reforms. Community […]

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JURY SELECTION PROCESS

NEW REPORT: Latinos Under-represented in Federal Court Jury Pools in Washington State. New research from Whitman College analyzes Latino communities’ exclusions from jury pool source lists in Eastern Washington. This research examines how extensively Latinos are excluded, where this problem is most severe, and why some people believe that racially representative jury pools are important to society. Community Partner: Northwest […]

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Seattle-Based Latino Community Fund Discusses STS findings

On May 10th, five STS researchers will present to the Latino Community Fund’s board of directors as well as state legislators involved in the Racial Equity Team and local citizens active in a group of civic engagement funders. STS researchers partnering with LCF will address the ways organizations and Washington State lawmakers can increase the […]

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STS Researchers Draw Legal Professionals Together in Seattle and Yakima

On May 9-10th, STS researchers Julia Bladin and Loretta Velaochaga Klugger will meet leading legal professionals and academics both in Yakima and at the University of Washington to discuss their spatial analyses and focus-group inquiries regarding Latinos’ exclusions from jury selection pools in the federal courts of eastern WA.

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Yakima Valley Community Foundation

On May 1st, STS researchers Andrea Berg and Bella Zarate will travel to Yakima to meet with stakeholders in the region to discuss the effectiveness of the Alternative Education Program at the Walla Walla Community College. The research shows how and why AEP has reached and empowered discouraged learners who are not succeeding in public […]

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STS Researchers Meet with Local INK-OUT Board

On April 22, STS researchers Keiler Beers, Maricela Sanchez-Garcia and Claire Collins discussed the achievements of Walla Walla’s INK-OUT gang-exit tattoo removal program with the project’s Board at Walla Walla General Hospital. Key topics were the impact on gang involvement of tensions between Latino community-members and police and the potential of law enforcement and local […]

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