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Excelencia in Education aims to accelerate higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latino students and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement.

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Excelencia in Education aims to accelerate higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latino students and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement.

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RECENT RESEARCH

The 2014 Examples of Excelencia recognizes selected programs in higher education at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate levels as well as at Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), a new category added this year. The compendium contains one-page program summary of the 4 Examples of Excelencia, the 15 finalist programs, and the 10 honorable mention programs making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education.

This brief examines the profiles of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Representing a small percentage of all institutions of higher education, HBCUs and HSIs enroll a large portion of all African American and Hispanic students, giving them an important role in educating the country’s future workforce.

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LATEST SUCCESS STORIES

Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program is a program within the education department of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan founded in 1978. SOL is the only Latino youth program in Kent County designed to promote the educational success of the entire family through innovative and...

Express to Success aims to increase success and completion rates in developmental math and English for Latino students who place one to two levels below college level courses through the collaboration between students and teachers in learning communities.

The LARES (Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services) Program was founded in 1975 to improve Latino students’ college level skills in math, reading, writing, and critical thinking while developing leadership skills. The LARES program also collaborates with schools, community colleges...

The Graduate Support Center was established in 2010 aims to increase the persistence rate of Latino Master’s degree students by implementing academic and support initiatives while integrating engagement of the student’s family. The Center offers an Academic Workshop Series, a Graduate Writing...

Raúl H. Yzaguirre, Founding President of the National Council of La Raza, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and Emeritus Honorary Board Member of Excelencia in Education reflects upon Excelencia in Education and the organization's impact.

Elsa Núñez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University, discusses identifying potential for Latino student success and the Dual College Program.

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National initiative adds to largest inventory of proven practices for accelerating degree completion among Latinos.

WASHINGTON - Bill & Melinda Gates, Kresge, Lumina, TG, and Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros leveraging Excelencia in Education’s decade of leadership to achieve goals.

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