Nuestro Futuro (Our Future)

Nuestro Futuro follows five young Hispanics living in South Carolina. Their stories tie into larger themes about the impact of the growing Latino population on communities in the South. How are these recent immigrants being received? What new freedoms do they experience? What new challenges do they face? What do their stories bring to the history of immigration in America?

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Nuestro Futuro - Teacher Resources
Nuestro Futuro - Teacher Resources

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Nuestro Futuro follows five young Hispanics living in South Carolina. Their stories tie into larger themes about the impact of the growing Latino population on communities in the South. How are these...
Nuestro Futuro, Part 1: Why We Come,
Nuestro Futuro, Part 1: Why We Come,

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Mario Bravo's father worked in South Carolina and rarely made it home to Mexico. She hardly knew him, and it broke his heart. Today more Latino men are bringing their families with them to the U.S...
Nuestro Futuro, Part 2: American Schools
Nuestro Futuro, Part 2: American Schools

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Adjusting to American schools is challenging for immigrant kids and their parents. They face a language barrier and educational systems that are very different from those in Latin American countries.
Nuestro Futuro, Part 4: Lost in Translation
Nuestro Futuro, Part 4: Lost in Translation

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Interpreting for the family can be difficult for kids, and sometimes dangerous. Griselda got into serious trouble when she interpreted for her aunt at an Immigration Office.
Nuestro Futuro, Part 5: Divided Homes
Nuestro Futuro, Part 5: Divided Homes

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Extended families separated by the realities of immigration yearn for contact. In this chapter a video letter goes to Mexico and Carlos Garrido of the University of Vercruz explains cultural identity...
Nuestro Futuro, Part 7: Cultural Integration
Nuestro Futuro, Part 7: Cultural Integration

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Dr. Elaine Lacy discusses other problems immigrants face, from getting children into schoo to medical care, and Maria's mother talks about feelings of isolation. Hispanic Outreach and Padres en Accion...
Nuestro Futuro, Part 8: Rapid Assimilation
Nuestro Futuro, Part 8: Rapid Assimilation

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Immigrant parents worry that their children will assimilate too quickly and get into trouble. But Maria - like most immigrant kids - works hard to be successful, to prove that her parents' struggles...
Nuestro Futuro, Part 9: Latino Impact
Nuestro Futuro, Part 9: Latino Impact

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The growing Latino populations is having an impact on the economy. Some say it is positive, others disagree. Whatever we think of immigration, no one can deny that people come here to make a better...