Organizational Infrastructure Supporting Latinx Youth Engagement
- Author(s): Diaz-Carrasco, Claudia
- Moncloa, Fe
- Erbstein, Nancy
- Subramanium, Aarti
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/Details.aspx?itemNo=8692
This practitioner brief offers key organizational infrastructure recommendations that emerged from a 2-year qualitative study that draws on observations of thirteen organizations in California serving Latinx youth and the perspectives of seventeen youth development professionals and fifty-three Latinx and diverse youth.
Organizational and program leaders understand both the challenges and strengths of their Latinx youth and families, and make a point of collaboratively working with them to make a positive difference.
Organizational infrastructure matters to sustaining Latinx youth participation over time. To yield results, successful organizational leaders develop and implement flexible policies and practices to facilitate a nimble staff response to Latinx family needs and interests.