Chat­tanooga, TN

La Paz Chat­tanooga will devel­op a pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign and a series of work­shops in order to increase Lati­no stu­dent access to and through col­lege. They will provide train­ings and host meet­ings with local coun­selors, admis­sions staff, and admin­is­tra­tors at high schools, and local uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges on bar­ri­ers to entry, as well as recruit­ment and reten­tion.

Their media and cam­paign strat­e­gy includes the cre­ation of a short film cre­at­ed by local Lati­no stu­dents about their per­son­al sto­ries as immi­grants and stu­dents in the Chat­tanooga area. They will build a net­work of edu­ca­tion lead­ers that will advo­cate for tuition equal­i­ty and increase access to col­lege for Lati­no stu­dents.