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From Cradle to Career: The Multiple Challenges Facing Immigrant Families in Langley Park Promise Neighborhood

Molly M. ScottGraham MacDonaldJuan Collazos, Ben Levinger, Eliza Leighton, Jamila Ball
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Document date: June 23, 2014
Released online: June 23, 2014
With estimates predicting that immigrants and their children will account for most of U.S. population growth over the next 4 decades, it is critical to understand how to build ladders of opportunity for these families. This report is a complete assessment of the needs of Langley Park, an immigrant neighborhood outside Washington, DC. Langley Park families are resilient but experience substantial hardships that may stall the progress of subsequent generations. At six crucial life transitions, children lag behind on indicators of future success. Fortunately, the data pinpoint not only the gaps, but also opportunities for change.


Topics/Tags: | Cities and Neighborhoods | Education | Immigrants | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net | Race/Ethnicity/Gender


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