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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



BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Colleges of Chicago must do a better job of hiring staff and faculty that better reflect the student body of Chicago Public Schools and the population of Chicago; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Chicago City Colleges should be prepared to work with the City Council of Chicago; and

Gilbert Villegas, Alderman, 36th Ward


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council of Chicago will continue to encourage City Colleges to hire great Hispanic professors and staff so that all Chicagoans have a City College system they can be proud of.