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
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez (SUAGM) - Metro Orlando Campus
Academic Level
Graduate
State
Florida
Issue Areas
Access
The Dual Language Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP) offers Latino nurses the opportunity of completing an MSN-FNP degree while developing both their academic English and Spanish language skills throughout the curriculum. Many Latino professionals that come to the U.S. are underemployed or sub-employed because they either do not speak English, or their profession requires completing a...
Institution
Miami Dade College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Florida
Issue Areas
Academic Program

The Dual Language Program of the Honors College at Miami Dade College (MDC) is the first and only associate degree program of its kind in the United States. Courses and academic activities immerse students in both English and Spanish. Students completing the program are prepared to transfer to upper-level institutions or enter the workforce fully biliterate and bicultural. Established in 2006...

Institution
El Paso Community College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

The Early College High School (ECHS) Initiative at El Paso Community College (EPCC) provides students in the Far West Texas region the opportunity to complete an associate degree before graduating from high school. The first ECHS opened in 2006, and now EPCC has partnered with six independent school districts to create twelve ECHS’s. The EPCC ECHS Initiative works closely with its partners to...

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