A Community Cultural Wealth Examination of Sources of Support and Challenges among Latino First- and Second-Generation College Students at a Hispanic Serving Institution

Author(s):
Kouyoumdjian, Claudia; Guzmán, Bianca L.; Garcia, Nichole M.; Talavera-Bustillos, Valerie
Publication Year:
2017
Source:
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

Growth of Latino students in postsecondary education merits an examination of their resources/challenges. A community cultural wealth model provided a framework to examine unacknowledged student resources and challenges. A mixed method approach found that first- and second-generation college students report equal numbers of sources of support/challenges. Understanding student needs can assist with program development to increasing college completion rates.

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