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Latinx Research Center (LRC)

The Latinx Research Center (LRC) builds on a long history of expertise on issues of Latinx education and well-being across Santa Clara University’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology. Our goals are to demonstrate and deepen our ongoing commitment to serve the Latinx communities of Silicon Valley, California, and the United States. Furthermore, our mission is to develop LRC into an intellectual “hub” for faculty and students in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology as well as to other schools and colleges at Santa Clara University. Although the explicit focus in the name of the center will be education, we mean education in its broadest sense, and with the ultimate eye of supporting human flourishing and well-being. Lastly, we aim to bring faculty and students as well as our external partners together to build a network sharing common research interests and a shared commitment to ensuring the well-being of the Latinx community in our region, across California, and beyond.


LRC Mission, Values, and Pillars Toward Success

Latinx Research Center (LRC) will contribute innovative, interdisciplinary and relevant scholarship and research to transform the educational attainment and well-being of Latinx youth and families at the local, state and national level. The focus of the research will be to ensure equity based solutions to the complex educational phenomena that build from the Latinx community’s strengths to promote social and economic mobility.


  • We believe that transforming Latinx education and well-being is complex work.

  • We believe in the Jesuit beliefs of thinking about the whole person empathy and social justice.

  • We believe in "Thinking Globally, Acting Locally" and that change begins at the local level to make a broader impact.

  • We believe Latinx youth and families bring cultural capital wealth.

  • We believe that inside and outside of school factors are important.

  • We believe in authentic partnerships built on collaboration and reciprocity.

  • We believe in research that is applicable and relevant.


  • We will develop a robust intellectual network to support a multi-pronged approach to improve the education and well-being of Latinx youth.

  • We will conduct and disseminate cutting edge interdisciplinary scholarship and research in multiple genres.

  • We will build transformative research-practice partnerships that can help inform policy and practice.

  • We will provide and leverage resources to inform policymakers, educators and the general public.



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