2018 Examples of Excelencia

2018 Examples of Excelencia

In 2018 we received 139 total nominations from 27 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Of these nominated programs, Excelencia selected 21 finalists. The four programs below were selected by a selection committee of higher education leaders, funders, professionals, and stakeholders for their evidence of effectiveness in the ways their institutions and communities serve Latinos. Explore this page and learn about the four program selected as the 2018 Examples of Excelencia


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Hear from the 2018 Examples of Excelencia


Cerritos Complete
Cerritos College
Norwalk, CA



Gaining Access "N Academic Success (GANAS)
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA



Educational and Research Internship Program
University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
Mayagüez, PR



The College Crusade of Rhode Island
Providence, RI




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Did You Know ...

In 2018, the 21 finalists represented 7 states including California, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

Hear the voices of the 2018 Examples of Excelencia Finalists

At times, student voices get lost behind all the metrics and numbers used to describe a program’s success. This year Excelencia in Education recognized 21 programs for their work in serving Latino students in higher education through evidence-based practices. Watch the various videos below from this year’s finalists to hear first-hand the impact these programs have made on students.

Screen Shot - Voices of the 2018 Examples of Excelencia Finalists

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