UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Dr. Laura Gonzalez

Photo of Dr. Laura GonzalezDr. Laura Gonzalez (Counseling and Educational Development at UNCG) and Dr. Jose Villalba (Wake Forest University) have received funding from the K. B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The grant extends over three years and supports implementation of the “LaP-LAC” program, which stands for ” Latino Parents – Learning About College.” The program will be implemented in Forsyth County in partnership with Spanish-serving community organizations, primarily churches. Gonzalez and Villalba will be drawing on their previous research identifying the needs of Spanish-speaking parents as they try to help their children with post-secondary planning, and on parent involvement materials created in partnership with the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). “This grant allows us not only to provide direct service to Latino immigrant parents and their children, but also to build capacity within community organizations to adopt such a program and continue it after our involvement has ended,” Gonzalez stated. “We are wholeheartedly invested in educational access for the children of immigrant families and thrilled to have this opportunity, thanks to the K. B. Reynolds Trust.”