Ensuring America's Future Initiative

The Initiative

Ensuring America's Future by Increasing Latino College Completion is an Excelencia in Education initiative in collaboration with partners from diverse sectors and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Ford Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. The purpose of the initiative is to inform, engage, and sustain efforts to promote the role of Latinos in making the U.S. the world leader in college degree completion.

Excelencia in Education was founded in 2004 to accelerate Latino student success in higher education through strategic information that applies research and knowledge to public policy and institutional practice. In 2012 and with 65 national partners, the Ensuring America's Future coalition leverages the convergence of Excelencia's mission with the emphasis on college degree attainment by the Obama Administration and national and state leaders in government, philanthropy, higher education and business.

The Roadmap for Ensuring America's Future is a tool for stimulating and facilitating dialogue in communities across the nation about action needed to increase degree attainment generally, and Latino degree attainment specifically.

The Compendium of Practices to Increase Latino College Completion 2012 profiles the current 65 partners and their organizational efforts to increase Latino college completion.