SXSW 2014 Latino Insights Panel:
Big Social Issues,
Big Opportunities for Latin@s in Tech
Julie Diaz-Asper
Founding Partne...
Education
Latino student population has doubled in last
20 years
22% of student population
1 in 4 students is Latino
Sourc...
Education
40% of kindergartners score in lowest percentile on
math and reading
2 grades behind by 4th to 8th grade
4 grade...
Education
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/02/09/latinos-and-digital-technology-2010/ http://www.aft.org/yourwork/tools4tea...
Civic Engagement
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Source: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/11/07/latino-voters-in-the-2012-election/
http://www.huffington...
Civic Engagement
2
Source: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/03/inside-the-2012-latino-electorate/
23 million eligible La...
2
Source: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/10/01/trends-in-latino-voter-registration/
Cartoon source: http://tntribune.com/...
Health
Roughly 72%* of Latinos are obese or
overweight
65%+* do not participate in any
leisure activity
30% of Adult Hispa...
Health
23% of Latino children are
overweight
22% are inactive compared to
9% non-Hispanic white kids
http://www.parentdish...
Health
Get active programs
Wellness and Medical Adherence
Health condition education
Access to culturally relevant and
hea...
YOUR HELP NEEDED!
LATIN@S in
TECHNOLOGY
HELP CLOSE THE GAPS, DO SOME GOOD!
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A Critical Look at Education, Civic Engagement, and Health Issues in the Latino Community: A Call to Latinos in Technology to Do-Good, Build Much Needed Solutions and Close the Gap.

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SXSW 2014 Latino Insights Panel: Big Social Issues, Big Opportunities for Latin@s in Tech

  1. 1. SXSW 2014 Latino Insights Panel: Big Social Issues, Big Opportunities for Latin@s in Tech Julie Diaz-Asper Founding Partner @JulieDiazAsper +JulieDiazAsper
  2. 2. Education Latino student population has doubled in last 20 years 22% of student population 1 in 4 students is Latino Source: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb10/vol67/num05/The-Latino-Education-Crisis.aspx http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/08/20/hispanic-student-enrollments-reach-new-highs-in-2011/
  3. 3. Education 40% of kindergartners score in lowest percentile on math and reading 2 grades behind by 4th to 8th grade 4 grades behind for English Language Learners (ELL) 14% of Latino high school students dropout, double the rate of white students Dropout rate jumps to 59% among students with poor English skills 11% less likely to complete a college degree Source: America's Kindergartners: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, by J. West, K. Denton, and E. Germino-Hausken, 2000, Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) , http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/05/09/hispanic-high-school-graduates-pass-whites-in-rate-of-college-enrollment/
  4. 4. Education http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/02/09/latinos-and-digital-technology-2010/ http://www.aft.org/yourwork/tools4teachers/hispanic/challenges.cfm 55% versus 75% home Internet access Only 39% versus 59% enroll in pre-k Approx 4 million are English Learners 55% versus 85% high school diplomas for parents 65% versus 85% had parents attend a school meeting
  5. 5. Civic Engagement 2 Source: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/11/07/latino-voters-in-the-2012-election/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/national-council-of-la-raza-/the-latino-vote-can-make- _b_4654424.html Latinos made up 10% of the electorate in 2012 In 2014, an estimated 33 races could be decided by Latino voters
  6. 6. Civic Engagement 2 Source: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/03/inside-the-2012-latino-electorate/ 23 million eligible Latino voters in 2014 12.2 million unregistered potential for up to 40 million eligible Latino voters in the next two decades
  7. 7. 2 Source: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/10/01/trends-in-latino-voter-registration/ Cartoon source: http://tntribune.com/politics/voting-suppression-laws-that-make-people-angry/ Help monitor voter purges and rejected registrations Assist on the ground voter registration drives Helping Latino voters understand their rights and get help Up to 10 million Latino voters are potentially impacted my voter suppression Civic Engagement
  8. 8. Health Roughly 72%* of Latinos are obese or overweight 65%+* do not participate in any leisure activity 30% of Adult Hispanics have diabetes 31% of adult Hispanics have heart disease http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=54 http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Hispanics-and-Heart- Disease_UCM_444864_Article.jsp
  9. 9. Health 23% of Latino children are overweight 22% are inactive compared to 9% non-Hispanic white kids http://www.parentdish.com/2011/04/13/hispanic-kids-exercise/
  10. 10. Health Get active programs Wellness and Medical Adherence Health condition education Access to culturally relevant and healthy food and recipes http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=54 http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Hispanics-and-Heart- Disease_UCM_444864_Article.jsp
  11. 11. YOUR HELP NEEDED! LATIN@S in TECHNOLOGY HELP CLOSE THE GAPS, DO SOME GOOD! 30

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