Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits in health, place-based initiatives, and education and human services.

Student Voices - Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

Student Voices - Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program is a program within the education department of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan founded in 1978. SOL is the only Latino youth program in Kent County designed to promote the educational success of the entire family through innovative and culturally responsive engagement activities.

Student Voices - Graduate Support Center, University of the Incarnate Word

Student Voices - Graduate Support Center, University of the Incarnate Word

The Graduate Support Center was established in 2010 aims to increase the persistence rate of Latino Master’s degree students by implementing academic and support initiatives while integrating engagement of the student’s family. The Center offers an Academic Workshop Series, a Graduate Writing Institute, and Family Orientation to increase student’s educational success. Hispanics represent 48% of master’s degree students.

Student Voices - Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program, University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Voices - Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program, University of Illinois at Chicago

The LARES (Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services) Program was founded in 1975 to improve Latino students’ college level skills in math, reading, writing, and critical thinking while developing leadership skills. The LARES program also collaborates with schools, community colleges, social services and community agencies to facilitate college access.

Student Voices - Express to Success Program, Santa Barbara City College

Student Voices - Express to Success Program, Santa Barbara City College

Express to Success aims to increase success and completion rates in developmental math and English for Latino students who place one to two levels below college level courses through the collaboration between students and teachers in learning communities.

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