Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang


The focus of this Capstone Project is on the continuous barriers in Latino Education. This is important because we are still seeing the same issues of inequities, lower academic attainment, and achievement gaps growing. Although these issues have been brought up and discussed, so little has been done to resolve them. By continuing to address these issues, it allows us to keep generating the conversation on what more we can do for Latino students in the United States. It allows us as a community to see the bigger picture and be able to formulate new plans that will close achievement gaps between them and other students. The three primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were Latino Students, Latino parents, and teachers because they are the focus of this capstone project. Three action options emerged from the analysis of the data collected and explored as ways to address the issue presented. Encouraging and motivating Latino parents is argued to be the most effective way to achieve the goal of ensuring Latino students reach their full potential and are able to obtain academic success. Based on the data that was collected, this option will have beneficial outcomes and shows us that academic success begins at home and it is important to draw bridges between students' home and school environments.