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Alicia's Fight for Technology Equality!

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February 22, 2011

Help parents in under-served communities get trained today! Can you give $5 (or more!)?? Pls help us get to our goal, with whatever you can!  See more
Alicia Ortega

THE STORY:

The target population for Community Union are parents who are not currently using the Internet. A majority of low-income parents want their children to go to college yet lack college-relevant knowledge about the prerequisites, paths, and processes that lead children to college. Knowledge deficits are more evident among parents with lower incomes and educational attainment. Many parents are completely unaware of the consequences low-academic performance has on their child’s future education and economic opportunities. Several recent studies show drop-out rates across the State of California average 50% for Black and Latino students.

A September 29, 2009 UC Santa Barbara study showed that high school drop-outs cost California over $1 billion a year. Not only are drop-outs twice as likely to commit crimes as high school graduates, but they also cost the state money in juvenile crimes and in economic losses, according to the UC Santa Barbara study. On May 28, 2010, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reported dropouts [nationally] cost taxpayers more than $8 billion annually in public assistance programs like food stamps. Mr. Whitaker reports high school dropouts earn about $10 thousand less a year than workers with diplomas, that's $300 billion in lost earnings every year, and that drop-outs are more likely to be incarcerated, almost 60 percent of federal inmates are high school drop outs. In California, 75% of the 173,000 inmates are high school drop-outs.

Community Union makes a purposeful effort to get parents engaged in their child’s education using on-line technology resources.

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Katherine Schmerzler

Katherine Schmerzler

DONATION: $50

A native born Santa Barbara kid sends you my support. 6 years ago