Here is a list of some of LPI's most recent publications:
In May 2016, Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University relased its latest infographic, Teacher Diversity in Rhode Island. Engaging teachers in our local school system, Sam Saltz (Urban Education Policy, Brown University) gathered qualitative data to further explore the importance of high-quality teachers of color, as well as shortages in key education areas.
In February 2016, Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University released, State of Working Rhode Island: The Latino Labor Force. Extracting Latino specific data from Economic Progress Insititute's, The State of Working Rhode Island 2015: Workers of Color, this infographic places a specific focus on: A Growing Labor Force, Unemployment, Wages and Income, and Education.
In June 2015, Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University released the infographic, 'Strength in Adversity.' Focusing on mixed-status families in Rhode Island, Dr. Kalina Brabeck of Rhode Island College and LPI's first research fellow, showcases strengths such as education expectations and bilingual communication.
In February 2015, (LPI) and HousingWorks RI (HWRI) released an infographic that shows the challenges facing Latino homeowners and some of the conditions preventing Rhode Island’s Latino renters from entering the homebuyer market.
In February 2014, LPI released an infographic titled "Latinos & Housing in RI" in partnership with HousingWorksRI. The infographic examined the basic demographics of the Latino Population in Rhode Island and the extreme housing cost burden they are facing. Ultimately, the data revealed that more affordable homes could lead to as much as $82 million circulated in parts of the RI economy.
On October 15, 2013, LPI released an info graphic titled “Work in Progress: Latinos in the RI" in partnership with the Economic Progress Institute. The info graphic revealed that as the fastest growing ethnic group in Rhode Island, Latinos will play a more prominent role in the future of the state’s workforce and economic growth. Ultimately, the data revealed that in order for Latinos to play a bigger role in RI’s labor force, there needs to be an opportunity to close the education and skills gaps.
In February 2013, LPI released an infographic titled "Latinos & Housing in RI" in partnership with HousingWorksRI. The infographic examined the basic demographics of the Latino Population in Rhode Island and related housing cost burderns.
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.
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.
On October 14th, 2016 the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University released a special report titled "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. This report is broken down into two stages and concludes with a set of poilcy recommendations.
LPI Education Report 2013:
On August 27, 2013, the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University released an education report titled "Latino Student Achievement in Rhode Island: Addressing Equity Challenges and the ELL Crisis". The report specifically focuses on Latinos in Rhode Island.
(Nota: Un resumen ejecutivo del informe también está disponible en español apresione Publication Request)
In-State Tuition Report 2012:
In 2012, the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University released an in-state tuition report titled “The Effects of In-State Tuition for Non-Citizens: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.” The report contains a systematic review examining the quality and quantity of original research assessing the effect of in-state tuition.
(Full copies availible via the Publication Request form)