Jumpstart: Mapping Racial Equity in California’s Community College Dual Enrollment


This tool is a companion to the report, Jumpstart: Using Goals to Drive Equitable Dual Enrollment Participation in California’s Community Colleges. Within the tool, there are maps that give a visual representation of racial equity in dual enrollment participation across California’s high school and community college districts (CCDs), specifically for Latinx, Native, and Black students.

Our hope is that we will see local education leaders use this tool and the report to evaluate the level of racial representation that exists in their dual enrollment participation. This tool can also help leaders set actionable goals to increase dual enrollment among historically underserved student groups.

How to Use the Tool

Once on the tool webpage, use the arrows and buttons at the top of this page to navigate between the Latinx, Black, and Native American student-focused maps. Each map shares a participation score, an equity rating, and a goal to achieve equitable racial representation in each community college district (CCD).

Click here to view the tool on the Tableau Public website

Related Resources

In our report, Jumpstart: Setting Goals to Drive Equitable Dual Enrollment Participation in California’s Community Colleges, we take a look at California’s community colleges’ data on dual enrollment to see if they are equitably serving Black, Native, and Latinx students through dual enrollment. We provide recommendations and an analysis of the current landscape.

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Karla Fernandez

Communications Manager

Karla Fernandez (she/her/hers) joins Ed Trust–West as a Communications Manager with over 11 years of experience advancing social impact initiatives.

Karla started her career as a teacher at Chicago Public Schools and UIC College Prep. After teaching, Karla joined United Friends of the Children to support LA County’s youth in foster care as a college counselor. Through Leadership for Educational Equity, Karla also served as a Policy Advisor Fellow for the office of a Los Angeles Unified School Board Member. She solidified her interests in policy analysis and quantitative research during her time with the Price Center for Social Innovation, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and the USC Presidential Working Group on Sustainability. Before joining The Education Trust–West, Karla was the Associate Director for the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative, a network of nonprofits advocating for communities in SELA.

Karla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, a Master of Public Policy from the USC Price School of Public Policy, and a Graduate Certificate in Policy Advocacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Karla is based out of southern California and is passionate about using data analysis, communications, and digital strategies for policy advocacy and social justice efforts.