The STEM Success program helps students successfully complete undergraduate STEM degrees. It grew out of a 2011 HSI grant-funded program that supported over 1,500 STEM majors (including 660 Hispanics) with a comprehensive array of services. These services include STEM-specific, coordinated articulation with two community colleges, and The Commons, a gathering area for the STEM campus community, staffed with student tutors.

The Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program (HMDP) was founded to increase the number of minority, first generation, and low-income students that enter higher education. Since its inception, it has expanded from a one-year to five-year program that recently began accepting male students and fathers. HMDP has served 2,285 parent-student teams for a total of 4,570 participants.

CELAC addresses the needs of their culturally and linguistically diverse students and improve their college level writing skills. All students in the program are required to take first year writing courses at CELAC to give students a cocoon where they feel comfortable to grow during their first year of college.

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington (UW) started in July 2010. CAMP assists first-year college students that come from migrant/seasonal farmworker backgrounds attend the UW and continue in postsecondary education. This past year, CAMP served 52 students, with 51 that identify as Latino.

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program works with 160 first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities at California State University Channel Islands (CI). The Priority Pass Program, launched in 2011 within SSS, is a key tool used to track the services received by SSS students and individualize the college experience for students.

The Transitions Program at Dominican University (DU) began in 2004 to prepare minority students to succeed in college and has been crucial to the academic success of Latino students at DU. Every year, 20 to 30 Latino students who do not meet the university’s admission requirements, due to a GPA and ACT score lower than 2.75 and 21 respectively, are admitted through Transitions.

Sacramento State’s CAMP was established in 1986 and offers first-year students from migrant or seasonal farmworker backgrounds cohort-based education, career support services, opportunities for cultural affirmation that lead to student success. Latino students make up 98% of the eligible migrant student population in California, but less than 1% of them attend college because of their families’ transient lifestyle.

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