A Juntos student from Yamhill County participates in an interactive workshop hosted by the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.
Volume XIX | Issue 1 | Spring 2019
Cover Story

Juntos program looks to college readiness for Latinos

Ana Gomez began working with OSU Open Campus’ Juntos program at its inception in 2012. She believed in its purpose: to provide Latino families with resources to support the education goals of their children. It didn’t take long, though, to realize that she and the other coordinators were learning as much — if not more — than the participating families.

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Juntos program looks to college readiness

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