ALASS began with a Latino Student Success (LSS) project series engaged campus teams at twelve institutions representing three states with different policies governing colleges in their higher education system. The goal of the series was to examine institutional data and practices that address Latino student success. Each institution has a unique history, distinctive service areas, and diverse institutional practices that enriched the project.

Since the LSS project series, ALASS has expanded to include four Texas border institutions.

Participating Institutions


  • California State University - Dominguez Hills
  • California State University - Los Angeles
  • East Los Angeles College
  • El Camino College

New York

  • City University of New York - Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • City University of New York - LaGuardia Community College 
  • City University of New York - Lehman College
  • City University of New York - New York City College of Technology


  • El Paso Community College
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • The University of Texas at Pan American
  • South Texas College
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Laredo Community College
  • University of Texas  at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College