Promesa Vision, Needs, and Strengths1: Voices of Children, Youth, and Parents

Iliana Reyes, Andrea J Romero, Monica Moreno, Juvenal Caporale

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We examined the needs and assets of the La Zona de Promesa (ZdP) community and how aspiration capital is developed and influenced by members of its social network (i.e., peers, family, and community). During this phase, we interviewed and surveyed youth, their parents, teachers, and community stakeholders to understand better their funds of knowledge and goals, and how family and community resources can be tools to achieve Mexican descent students’ educational aspirations and goals. The findings of our research highlight the necessity to look at this population through an asset-based framework and approach to recognize the potential of Mexican descent and low-income students. The evidence allows us as educators and policy-makers to create meaningful and impactful solutions and opportunities for educational equity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvancing Educational Equity for Students of Mexican Descent
Subtitle of host publicationCreating an Asset-based Bicultural Continuum Model
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781000557084
ISBN (Print)9780367406622
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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