Culture and Education

This section focuses on utilizing proven research household projects at the K-12 level to improve the linguistic, academic, intellectual, and technical strengths of Mexican/Latino children. One major goal is to develop the most effective linguistic and cognitive programs directed towards bilingual/bicultural learners, and the use of household strengths to improve the pedagogical interaction between school and home. These projects are part of the “funds of knowledge” designs developed by the Center director, which have proven to be quite successful.

Labor, Institutions, and Economy
This section organizes its research and application goals based on the developments of evolutionary economics and concentrates its focus on monitoring changes in political economy, technological developments, public policy and in migration as these affect the ability of Mexican/Latino communities to respond in adaptive ways. EGARC focuses on both urban and rural Mexican/Latino populations regionally, nationally, and transnationally.

Health, Culture, and Policy
This section focuses on research programs designed to monitor the changing health needs of the Mexican/Latino population and implement applied programs of training and development.

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Communities for Virtual Research
& Community Digital Initiative

This section develops and implements research, training, and developmental programs that mitigate the problems posed by the digital divide. In addition it establishes university-designed “community digital centers” that carry out teaching and training programs for faculty, students, and community members; and develops policies that cross cut the gaps in technology accessibility, substantive learning, familiarity and mastery of computer-assisted resources.