Latino Policy Institute @ RWU

The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is committed to generating and communicating non-partisan data of Latinos in Rhode Island. LPI stimulates public policy discussions and enhances the public’s understanding of the Rhode Island Latino experience.

LPI is made up of professionals representing a diverse range of sectors and disciplines. We are anchored at Roger Williams University, and are a program of the University located on the Metro Campus.

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Analyzing Barriers to Latino Adult Education in Rhode Island July 2018A Legal and Policy Analysis of Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Rhode Islandersspecial report graphic

Analyzing Barriers to Latino Adult Education in Rhode Island

In July 2018, the Latino Policy Institute at RWU released a study that specifically focuses on Latino community members’ participation in and use of adult education programs. Based on research findings, the Latino Policy Institute makes policy recommendations to increase access and utilization of adult education services by Latino residents. 

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A Legal & Policy Analysis of Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Rhode Islanders

In January 2017, the Roger Williams University School of Law and the Latino Policy Institute at RWU released a legal and policy analysis that said issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented Rhode Islanders would lead to safer roads and potentially better economic opportunities.

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Engaging Latinos in RI Small Bus. Initiatives

In October 2016, Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University released, Special Report: Engaging Latinos in Rhode Island Small Business Initiatives. The report contains findings from a qualitative study around small business initiatives in Rhode Island with a direct focus on Latino engagement.

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