The Transitional Bilingual Learning Community (TBLC) program was launched to assist immigrant students with limited English proficiency to transition into college. The program prepares Latino English language learners (ELL) for college-level courses taught in English within a period of two semesters.

The Santa Barbara City College Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P) is a support program within the Transfer Center designed to assist all underrepresented students (first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and ethnically underrepresented) who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.  Through the years T.A.P.

Programa en Carpintería Fina is part of the California Community College Career Advancement Academy (CAA) initiative, a statewide effort to build pipelines to high wage, high demand careers for underprepared and underemployed young adults.  Programa en Carpinteria Fina attracts Spanish-speaking students and helps them gain confidence, knowledge and work skills, thereby giving them tools to succeed in woodworking careers.  An integrated and co

MISS was created in 1990 to address a nationwide concern for a shortage of female students, primarily Latinas, opting for careers in STEM. Research has shown that success in mathematics is key to choosing STEM majors in college. Designed particularly to serve females from underrepresented ethnic groups, for the last twenty-five summers, MISS has been providing an intensive mathematics experience.

Carreras en Salud (Careers in Health): A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Partnership is a career pathways program.

Learning Communities using interdisciplinary technology-based teaching approach and the development of e-portfolios to increase college performance and retention.

Established in 2001, the KEY Center builds an infrastructure for success outside the classroom to help students succeed in a normal college class. The Key Center strives to diminish barriers to success in higher education that at-risk students -- low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities -- face when they enter college.

The Puente Project is an intersegmental academic preparation program sponsored by the University of California, Office of the President, operating with additional support from the California Community Colleges and other private funding sources.  Puente was founded in 1981 as a grassroots initiative to address the low rate of academic achievement among Mexican American and Latino students.  Open to all students, there are presently 56 Puente c

Pathway to the Baccalaureate was launched to support the growing population of traditional-aged students in Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) who demonstrate substantial barriers to college access and completion. Funding, services and in-kind support from ten K-16 partners provides selected students with a coordinated, inter-institutional service network to address academic and navigational barriers to higher education.

The Community Spanish Facilitator Certificate is an 18-credit-hour certificate that prepares its graduates as paraprofessional translators and interpreters in the community. The program was designed to meet the needs of our increasingly international community and our Latino students, who were eager to use their bilingual skills to improve the access of Latinos to basic services (i.e., hospitals, community agencies, legal). 

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