In the Media

Uno de cada 5 bostonianos es Latino ›

El Mundo Boston | July 08, 2015
A Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy study finds an influx of Latino residents to Boston. Director Maria Idalí Torres says many Latinos are considered Bostonians despite living outside the city center.

Campaña “Todos Juntos con Seguro” busca identificar a personas desprotegidas ›

El Mundo Boston | April 02, 2015
Article on how the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is using a $235,000 Department of Health and Human Services grant to identify people who are still without health insurance in areas like Pittsfield and the Berkshires, New Bedford, and Fall River.

‘Por Ahí Dicen’ study: Puerto Rican mothers not speaking clearly with children about sexual health ›

The Republican | March 12, 2015
The Spanish-language campaign by the Gastón Institute and PRCC encourages Puerto Rican mothers to discuss sex and sexual health with their children. The public service announcements are currently appearing on Telemundo, Radio Power 1270, Radio Popular 1490 and El Sol Latino.

Holyoke Schools Under State Review, Solamelta, Marijuana Legalization in RI?: Under the Radar ›

WGBH News | March 11, 2015
Under the Radar host Callie Crossley talks about Por Ahí Dicen, the new Spanish-language campaign encouraging Puerto Rican mothers in Springfield to have frank discussions about safe sex with their children. UMass Boston's Gastón Institute is spearheading the campaign.

A Good School Committee Choice ›

Jamaica Plain Gazette | February 27, 2015
Miren Uriarte, a professor of human services at UMass Boston who has conducted extensive research on the achievement of Latinos and English-language learners, has been appointed to the Boston School Committee, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced.

Por Ahí Dicen Spanish-Language Campaign Encourages Mothers to Discuss Sexual Health ›

The Republican | February 26, 2015
UMass Boston's Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center have collaborated on Por Ahí Dicen, a Spanish-language campaign encouraging Puerto Rican mothers to discuss sex and sexual health with their children.

UMass Boston researcher tapped for Boston School Committee spot ›

The Boston Globe | February 11, 2015
Miren Uriarte, a professor of human services at UMass Boston who has conducted extensive research on the achievement of Latinos and English-language learners, has been appointed to the Boston School Committee, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Wednesday.

Art Center to exhibits works from Guatemala ›

The Eagle-Tribune | October 17, 2014
A study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy found 34 percent of Guatemalans work in farming, construction, production, and transportation and 40.3 percent of them own their own homes. The research is cited in this story on a Guatemalan art exhibition.

Barrier grief: English issues mistaken for learning disabilities in Boston schools ›

Boston Herald (AP) | July 21, 2014
A study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy indicates increasing amounts of ESL students in Boston schools are being placed into special education classes. Faced with language barriers, students may be mistakenly assessed as having learning disabilities.

Pittsfield Latino community faces opportunities, challenges ›

Berkshire Eagle | June 12, 2014
Gastón Institute reported a statistical profile of the Latino community in Pittsfield that, according to Berkshire Eagle, highlights concerns and needs but also significant opportunities for the future.

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