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  • Latino population growth in Massachusetts ›

    Boston.com, July 28, 2013

    Phil Granberry, a research associate with the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says the 46 percent increase in Massachusetts’ Latino population is part of a broader national trend. See the map here.
  • Civic doors opening for Latinos ›

    Boston Globe, July 28, 2013

    Phil Granberry, a research associate with the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says the 46 percent increase in Massachusetts’ Latino population is part of a broader national trend.
  • Data: Many New Bedford Latinos stay in school, but still struggle to graduate ›

    SouthCoastToday.com, July 05, 2013

    Michael Berardino, a research associate for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says many Latino high-schoolers in New Bedford are persisting with their studies but failing to graduate in four years. The Gastón Institute presented state data about Latino high-school achievement at a New Bedford conference last month.
  • UMass event sheds light on area Latinos ›

    SouthCoastToday.com, July 02, 2013

    The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy hosted a forum in New Bedford last week to break down the latest demographic data on Latinos in the state’s South Coast region. The area’s Latino population is increasing, and many residents lack access to health care, public transit, and other necessary services.
  • Brazilian radio station expanding into Boston ›

    Boston Globe, June 30, 2013

    Article on the expansion of Portuguese language station WSRO 650 mentions that a study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy found the town the station is in, Framingham, had a Brazilian population of 8,454 in 2008.
  • Suspension numbers vary widely ›

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 26, 2013

    Article on out-of-school suspension rates in Worcester public schools mentions that the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is working with the Worcester Education Collaborative and the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University on suspension research and policy in Worcester.
  • Gaston Institute to host Latino in S.E. Mass. event ›

    SouthCoastToday.com, June 22, 2013

    Pablo Goldbarg, research communication and dissemination coordinator for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, is quoted in this article on an event the center is holding this Wednesday in New Bedford. The event is designed to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities for Latinos in local communities.
  • Brazilians increasingly moving back and forth from U.S. in search of opportunity ›

    PRI’s The World, May 31, 2013

    The economic boom in Brazil, coupled with the financial collapse in America, have changed immigration patterns in the two countries. Associate Professor Eduardo Siqueira, coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project at UMass Boston’s Gaston Institute, says many Brazilians who have lived in the United States for years find it difficult to re-adjust when they return home. Alternatively, many Brazilians moving to America are finding opportunities harder to come by.
  • The Potential of the Local Latino Vote in Election 2012 ›

    WGBH, October 16, 2012

    Article on how Latino voters could affect the upcoming elections mentions the Boston Latino Conference held last weekend in East Boston, which featured a panel discussion including Maria Idali Torres, director of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.
  • The Puente Project Prepares Hispanic Teens for College Success ›

    Edutopia, October 10, 2012

    Professor of Human Services and Community Studies Miren Uriarte is quoted in this article on the Puente Project, an interdisciplinary program that supports underserved high school students by presenting a core subject and supplemental learning in a culturally relevant context.
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