Falling Through the Cracks & Climbing Out

Lucy Flores was elected to the Nevada Assembly in November of 2010 and is up for re-election this year. She sat for and passed the Nevada Bar Exam during her first term in the Nevada State Assembly. Lucy describes herself as “one of the lucky ones” – one of the lucky Latinas that are not dropping out of high school. Forty-one percent of Latina students do not graduate with their class in four years—if they graduate at all. Lucy’s story is not different than many Latinos who often find themselves falling through the cracks.