The state and nation cannot succeed if the Hispanic community is left behind.
Low college attainment has a negative impact on a state’s economy. The Hispanic academic achievement gap alone is currently costing Michigan $1 billion.
There are 500,000 Hispanics in Michigan. 25% of them are living below the poverty level.
Of Hispanics in poverty in Detroit, 51% are under the age of 17
15.7% of Hispanics in Michigan are getting bachelor’s degrees – in Detroit, the rate is 6.1%
The Hispanic community is almost 17% behind the national average of individuals with a bachelor’s degree, the annual wage advantage for individuals with bachelor’s degrees is around $24k
The median household income for Hispanics in Southwest Detroit is $27,811 – compared to the median household income in the U.S. ($57,652)