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Evaluating College Access Programs: The Emerging Leaders Program Impact On College Enrollment For Hispanic And Immigrant Youth, Juan Zamarripa Jun 2020

Evaluating College Access Programs: The Emerging Leaders Program Impact On College Enrollment For Hispanic And Immigrant Youth, Juan Zamarripa

Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Developmentā€”Student Research

The Emerging Leaders Program is a series of workshops targeted at Hispanic and immigrant first-generation students geared towards improving the likelihood they enroll in college. The present study uses different regression techniques and matching algorithms that incorporate propensity scores to estimate the average treatment effect on the treated of the Emerging Leaders Program. This study used participants from the High School Longitudinal Survey of 2009 to create a synthetic control group, Emerging Leaders Program student applications for data on participants, and the National Student Clearinghouse for college enrollment data. The findings indicate that the Emerging Leaders Program increased the probability ...