Beginning in 2006, the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) offers summer paid opportunities for students in career exploration at the Anschutz Medical Campus from the Colorado School of Public Health, College of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Graduate School, and the School of Dental Medicine.

Although Texas as a whole has always had a high percentage of Hispanics, the rural areas of North Central Texas have only recently experienced this rapid growth. Located on the Texas/Oklahoma border, the Hispanic population at Grayson College grew by 82% between 2000 and 2010 as compared to a 9.3% growth of the total student population.

Established at Utah Valley University during Fall 2007, the Latino Initiative helps Latina/o students achieve educational success by providing direct student services to help Latina/o students along the PK-16 educational pathway.

The EOE was established in 1970 to promote the recruitment and academic development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students interested in pursuing careers in engineering.

The Mathematics and Science Academy (MSA) program at UTRGV differs from other state-supported mathematics and science high schools in that the academy offers students the opportunity to complete two years of college concurrently with the last two years of high school.

Puerta al Futuro (Puerta) enables Spanish-speaking adult immigrants to earn an AA or BA, with a track to an MA, while improving their English.  Students move from intense English training with Spanish language courses to English-only.  Evening and weekend classes, multiple sites, and online studies meet the needs of adults.

The BESITOS Program operates on the premise that acceleration, rather than remediation, is what students need. Students are guided to apply their sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic strengths to their learning and view them as key to their future success as teachers. The Program graduates bilingual Latino teachers who are advocates for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students and families.

In 1971, two Detroit social services agencies, Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development, Inc. (LASED) and New Detroit, Inc. jointly founded the Latino en Marcha (LEM) Leadership Training Program.

The College Readiness Initiative was undertaken in 2005 to address the need to increase the number of high school graduates who meet the Texas Success Initiative standards upon entry into college and who place into college level courses (avoiding the need for remediation).

The Early College High School (ECHS) Initiative at El Paso Community College (EPCC) provides students in the Far West Texas region the opportunity to complete an associate degree before graduating from high school. The first ECHS opened in 2006, and now EPCC has partnered with six independent school districts to create twelve ECHS’s.

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