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
Long Beach City College
Academic Level
Associate
State
California
Issue Areas
Support Services

A partnership between Long Beach City College, the local school district, and university partners began with the philosophy that together their institutions can improve college preparation, increase college access, eliminate financial barriers, create curriculum alignment, and increase college completion while closing the achievement gap. The Long Beach College Promise provides 4th grade...

Institution
The University of Texas at El Paso
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Retention

The primary vehicle by which University of Texas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UT-LSAMP) has maintained its success is the Summer Research Academy (SRA).  SRA is a residential program in which undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors spend a summer working full-time on stipend-supported, ongoing research projects under the direction of...

Institution
San Antonio College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

Recognizing the dismal rates of Latinos attending college, several visionary members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #2 approached the Chancellor of the Alamo Community College District (ACCD) in 1997 to develop a program providing scholarships to two generations of Latino students: parents and their children.  Since then, LULAC Council #2 has donated $25,000...

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