THE NEED

The state and nation cannot succeed if the Hispanic community is left behind.

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THE NEED

Hispanics represent over 18% of the United States population and are projected to make up a third of the population by 2050. Despite these powerful numbers, the Hispanic community remains undereducated, underemployed, and underrepresented.

Low college attainment has a negative impact on a state’s economy. The Hispanic academic achievement gap alone is currently costing Michigan $1 billion.

There are 500,000 Hispanics in Michigan. 25% of them are living below the poverty level.

Of Hispanics in poverty in Detroit, 51% are under the age of 17

15.7% of Hispanics in Michigan are getting bachelor’s degrees – in Detroit, the rate is 6.1%

The Hispanic community is almost 17% behind the national average of individuals with a bachelor’s degree, the annual wage advantage for individuals with bachelor’s degrees is around $24k

The median household income for Hispanics in Southwest Detroit is $27,811 – compared to the median household income in the U.S. ($57,652)