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NALEO Educational Fund Roundtable - The Youngest Texans: Population Project...

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Members Lounge, Texas Capitol

1100 Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701

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It is projected that by 2022, Latinos will be the largest population group in Texas. Already, Latino children make up about half of the 7.5 million children currently residing in the State. To ensure the success of the state’s future workforce, policymakers will need to meet the needs of a rapidly changing population. In particular, policymakers have the opportunity to advance a vision and policy priorities to buffer against adverse experiences, such as natural disaster and poverty, and build a pathway towards the healthy physical, social, and educational development of the state’s youngest children. In this convening, participants will learn about the demographic shifts of this young group of children and an overview of how policy focused on building resiliency in the earliest years is a meaningful investment in the future of the state.


Roundtable Chair: Hon. Armando "Mando" Rodriguez, Texas State Representative; Board Member, NALEO

  • Dr. Lila Valencia, Senior Demographer, Texas Demographic Center
  • Mr. Luis Figueroa, Legislative and Policy Director, Center for Public Policy Priorities

This convening is part of our NALEO Texas Statewide Roundtables on Early Childhood Education and Care that will provide policymakers with the opportunity to learn the latest research and best practices to support the success of Texas families with young children.

Title Sponsor: Alliance for Early Success

Supporter Sponsor: Ascension Seton

Roundtable Partners:

Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives (MALC)

For more information please contact Ms. Alexandra Wilcox at (213) 765-9418 or awilcox@naleo.org.


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Austin, TX 78701

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