Published On: Fri, Aug 28th, 2009

Listening to Latinas: Lucy Flores

NWLCLogoforWeb The way this young lady's life started is so common in certain communities. How she survived it all is a story that is becoming more common thanks to organizations like National Womens Law Center. The site has very informative information about young Latinas and education. I applaud this organization for attacking this problem at the root. Watch this video and listen to Lucy's incredible story…and what impact she will have on her community as a result of the opportunity grated to her.

Special thanks to my facebook friend Sonia Pena for putting me on to this video.

As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro


To help keep girls in school and on track for success, the National Womens Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund went straight to the source: Latina students and the adults who work with them every day. Our new report, Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation, explores the causes of the dropout crisis for Latinas and identifies the actions needed to improve their graduation rates and get them ready for college.


Listening to Latinas: Lucy Flores