A Snapshot of Children on the San Diego-Mexico Border

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Children Now

July 31, 2006


This report — part of the KIDS COUNT Snapshot series — looks at life in San Diego County’s border communities. These areas are home to higher proportions of Mexican immigrants and Latinos who face distinct challenges such as language barriers, higher child poverty rates and higher teen birth rates compared to other communities in the county.

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Key Takeaway

Clear recommendations for San Diego County decision makers

This report ends with clear guidance for decision makers who are working to improve child well-being in San Diego County’s border communities. One recommendation? Have qualified staff administer English language learners training to all students in need — and ensure that all schools are fostering cultural competency with staff and students.

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