#SomosNC Statewide Listening Tour Report

Want to be part of a movement advancing education equity in North Carolina? Read and share our #SomosNC — We Are NC — Report! Our bilingual report outlines the findings of our year-long statewide listening tour, a snapshot of the state of Latinx Education in North Carolina.

At LatinxEd, we believe that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution. However, many of the unique barriers to opportunity facing Latinx families in North Carolina go largely undiscussed at decision-making tables when planning local and state investments and policy-making. There are persistent gaps in the process that prevent these strategic planning processes from being truly representative of the changing face of this state – specifically, a lack of representation of Latinx educators, non-profit, and community leaders.

With support from the John M. Belk Endowment, LatinxEd looks to:

  1. Identify barriers and opportunities to high quality education for every Latinx student in North Carolina,
  2. Learn about promising programs and practices from educators and leaders who support Latinx families, and
  3. Engage with and build connections among local organizations, educators, and families to promote collaboration and advocate for education equity.

LatinxEd embarked on the year-long #SomosNC Statewide Listening Tour from September 2021 to October 2022, intending to uplift the experiences of Latinx immigrant families and unite education and community stakeholders to improve educational outcomes across the state.

Throughout this process, LatinxEd collectively identified barriers to opportunity for Latinx students through virtual and in-person roundtables with school and community leaders, caregivers & students, interviews with district & college representatives, and forged parterships with Latinx organizations.

Read the Report Here.

This publication is the culmination of 250 conversations the LatinxEd team had with students, parents, educators, and community leaders across the state to identify barriers and opportunities the Latinx community encounters on their journeys toward high-quality education.



LatinxEd’s vision is to create a more equitable education system for Latinx families across North Carolina. We need your help to make that happen! We’d love to hear your feedback of our #SomosNC report via our survey and connect with you to move our community forward.


Our #SomosNC team held a virtual team reflection on February 14th to share their core insights on the report and provide action steps we can take as a community to advance Latinx student success across North Carolina. Access the English and Spanish recordings on our Youtube below and share with your community!

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“I don’t think the answers are difficult to find or out of reach. The people who have been doing this labor, caring for and supporting our Latinx community, have been worrying about their children for generations. They have been telling us the answers, we just have to listen.”

Augusto Peña