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Record #: R2016-178   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/16/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action:
Title: Call for City Colleges to hire Hispanic professors and staff reflective of student population
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Mendoza, Susana A.
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Chicago City Colleges
Attachments: 1. R2016-178.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Resolution Concerning Latino Hiring At Chicago City Colleges

WHEREAS, City Colleges of Chicago is a great asset for all Chicagoans, spread over seven campuses and six satellite sites from the North side to the West side to the South side; and

WHEREAS, the thirteen locations employ 1,872 faculty and 3,915 staff and serve more than 115,000 students annually; and

WHEREAS, the City Colleges operate on a budget of over $206 million dollars paid for by tax payers; and

WHEREAS, City Colleges embrace Reinvention with the goals to drive greater degree attainment, job placement, and career investment; and

WHEREAS, City Colleges offers the Chicago Star Scholarship guaranteeing great Chicago Public School students free tuition; and

WHEREAS, City Colleges stalled and delayed when asked for simple statistics by Alderman Gilbert Villegas ofthe 36th Ward; and

WHEREAS, the same data was requested from every Chicago agency and every other agency fulfilled the request rapidly and accurately; and

WHEREAS, after six months of asking, City Colleges produced data that seems suspicious to Alderman Villegas and the Latino Caucus of the Chicago City Council; and

WHEREAS, according to City Colleges statistics, the student population has gone from 28% Hispanic five years ago to 40% in five years; and

WHEREAS, 28.9% of Chicagoans identify as Hispanic; and

WHEREAS, 46% of Chicago Public School students identify as Hispanic; and

WHEREAS, 76% of City College Star Scholars identify as Hispanic; and

WHEREAS, according to City Colleges, 15% ofthe employees and 8% of the faculty is Hispanic; and

WHEREAS, no educational institution is at its best when 76% of its best students only identify with 8% of its teachers; and

WHEREAS, City Colleges is supported by tax payers of all races and ethnicities; and

WHEREAS, Chicago City Council has a responsibility to oversee all resources provided by tax payers; and

Resolution Concerning Latino Hiring At Chicago City Colleges


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