Alexa Salas (URBS2017) and colleagues publish an article about the project for which they won the President's Engagement Prize -

Alexa interned and volunteered at Puentes De Saludas in South Philadelphia during her junior and senior years.  Her senior seminar paper took up the question of how the family engagement of Latina immigrants and after-school programing could make a difference in the educational attainment of Latina and Latino immigrant sdudents. She went on to refine her paper for honors.  This article draws on her research and, of course, the experience she and her colleagues have in implementing the program Lanzando Lideres or launching leaders. 

Lanzando LĂ­deres: Realizing the Potential of Latino Youth Through Family Engagement in Afterschool Programming