Effective Practices at HSIs

This smaller database just of HSIs pulls from our Growing What Works (GWW) database and is a resource for institutional leaders, funders, policymakers and others looking for asset-based approaches and programs that show evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success at HSIs. The larger GWW database includes a wider representation of practices at nominated institutions and organizations across the country.

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Institution
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

The Access College and Excel (ACE) scholar program at the University of Texas at San Antonio is uniquely designed for ambitious, talented high school students from predominantly Hispanic inner-city high schools. ACE offers scholarships up to $2,400 to incoming freshmen who have at least a 2.5 high school GPA, an attendance record of 80% or better during their senior year, and graduate from...

Institution
South Mountain Community College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Arizona
Issue Areas
Transfer

Achieving a College Education (ACE) was established in 1988 at South Mountain Community College (SMCC) to address the high school dropout rate in South Phoenix among at-risk and underrepresented populations. ACE assists students in academic transitions from high school to community college, and eventually to baccalaureate degree completion at a university. The ACE program provides support...

Institution
Alamo Colleges District
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Support Services

The Alamo Colleges District is comprised of five colleges that serve approximately 60,000 students, of which 62% are Latino.  AlamoADVISE, an intrusive, intentional case management model, was launched to facilitate and support student transition from outreach to credential completion. The model requires certified advisors and students to meet at designated touch-points to monitor progress,...

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