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Puerto Rican Student Success, with Dr. Lorna Rivera

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What are the ingredients of student success in Puerto Rican-majority school systems?  Dr. Lorna Rivera will present the findings of Gastón Institute research that explore the impact of engagement with the cultural wealth of Puerto Rican students by educators, community leaders, and families on educational outcomes.  

Dr. Rivera is the Director of Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy and Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies & Latino Studies at University of Massachusetts-Boston. Her award-winning book, Laboring to Learn: Women’s Literacy & Poverty in the Post-welfare Era, was published in 2008. Since 2015, she has worked with Bunker Hill Community College and Chelsea High School on the Latino Student Success Initiative funded by the MA Department of Higher Education. 

In person at the Holyoke Public Library Community Room (limit 75) and on Zoom 

Sponsored by the Holyoke History Room as part of its fall series of hybrid lectures on aspects of the Puerto Rican diaspora.  

Made possible by a grant from MassHumanities, with funding from the Mass Cultural Council.  Views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of MassHumanities or the Mass Cultural Council. 



October 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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