This year Examples of Excelencia received over 190 nominations from across 33 states, DC and Puerto Rico. Of these programs, the following 20 were selected as finalists for the 2016 Examples of Excelencia based on their evidence of effectiveness, sustainability, and efforts to accelerate Latino student success.
Learning Enhanced through Accelerated Paths (LEAP), Union County College (NJ)
TRiO Scaffolds to Success, Yakima Valley College (WA)
CUMBRES Teacher Preparation Program, University of Northern Colorado (CO)
Sam Houston Establishing Leadership In and Through Education (ELITE), Sam Houston State University (TX)
The ENLACE Leadership Institute, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)
Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH), Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (MN)