Bob has had a varied career: partner of a Wall Street research and money management firm, leadership of a well-known NYC youth agency, and Executive-Director of the WKBJ Foundation--which provided the initial funding for North Star Academy Charter School (now a key component of the Uncommon Schools non-profit charter school organization), and which has had multiple internal education programs that have assisted over 250 financially-challenged young people to attend college. He is also a trustee of the Charles Hayden Foundation, which makes grants in NYC/Newark and Boston.
More recently, Bob has gone public with his various writings relevant to education, culture, and politics: GUIDE ("Thoughts from Twenty Years in the Educational Trenches: A Unique College Guide for Latino Students and their Supporters"), Cogent Comments (a compilation of over 80 essays), and (to come) a Latino College Assistance Guide, whose value-added is based on interviews with students helped by the WKBJ Foundation. LCAG will be available in Spanish and English.
My belief is that fundamental long-term changes in society are opening up an unprecedented opportunity for Latino students, particularly given the probability of either comprehensive immigration reform or DREAM Act-centered legislation.Simply put, the BILINGUAL, BICULTURAL LATINO STUDENT has the country coming his or her way—if fully-prepared: academically, culturally, and with documentation.
Este libro es para estudiantes latinos de escuela superior quienes están contemplando estudios universitarios. Quizás ya sabes que universidad quieres asistir, cuál es tu concentración, o cuál es la carrera que tendrás. O tal vez, todavía no estás seguro o segura si quieres estudiar o no tienes idea de cómo podrás pagar estos estudios. Posiblemente estás contemplando otras opciones como tomar curs
The Latino College Assistance Guide will help you prepare for the college application process, examine your financial alternatives, identify the schools right for you, succeed at higher education, and move ahead on your career path. Latino students, in their own voices, share their experiences and answer your questions. A vital resource if you're in high school and considering college!