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Working with Pre-college Students and their Communities as Servingness


From the episode:

"We’re talking about a high school senior…when we are talking about servingness…it really is about developing the path [to college]; it wasn’t just about let’s get the students to graduate [high school], let’s get them to go to college, let’s do some college-readiness for the sake of understanding, but what does college-readiness even look like?"

Aaron Cortes Minor (he/him/el)

Director, STEAM Pathways, Center for College Access and Success

 Northeastern Illinois University

Episode description

In this episode Aaron Cortes talks about how efforts to create pathways to college for Latine/x students is a part of servingness. Creating pathways is essential to access to higher education, yet institutions must do this work with the student and their families at the center. Aaron serves as the Director of the STEM initiatives (STEAM Pathways) at the Center for College Access and Success of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). In this capacity, he directs the TRIO Upward Bound, TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science, and 21st Century Community of Learning Centers. In addition to directing outreach programs, Mr. Cortes is an adjunct professor for the Computer Science department at NEIU. In this episode you will learn about Aaron, his work, and his ideas for working in collaboration across institutions and communities as a part of servingness.

APA citation

Garcia, G.A. (Host). (2023, October 1). Working with pre-college students and their communities as servingness. (No.304) [Audio podcast episode]. In ¿Qué pasa, HSIs?.

Show notes

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