2019 Examples of Excelencia Finalists

In 2019, Excelencia in Education received 166 program nominations from 32 states, DC and Puerto Rico. Learn about the 12 programs selected as Examples of Excelencia finalists below, and their efforts to accelerate Latino student success in higher education.

This year’s program finalists join 180+ others in our Growing What Works database, a searchable database of evidence-based practices that work for Latinos in higher education. Learn more about the 2019 finalists and other efforts increasing Latino student success.

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Guided Pathways Advising Through Coaching

Austin Community College District (TX)

First Year Support; Institutional Change

Ichabod Success Institute

Washburn University (KS)

Learning Community; Summer Bridge

Promises & Pathways: Scaling Developmental Education Reform

Cuyamaca College (CA)

Developmental Coursework




College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Washington State University (WA)

First Year Support; Learning Community

Pathways to Academic Success & Opportunities (PASO)

California State University, San Marcos (CA)

First Year Support; Institutional Change

Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success)

University of Texas at Austin (TX)


Promesa Scholars

Ferris State University (MI)

First Year Support; Learning Community




¡Exito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training

Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of Texas Health San Antonio (TX)

Mentoring; Pathway/Pipeline

Latinx Leadership Initiative

Boston College School of Social Work (MA)

College Prep; Pathway/Pipeline




Believe and Achieve

Trinity River Mission (TX)

College Prep; Mentoring

Crosby Scholars Program

Crosby Scholars Community Partnership (NC)

College Prep; Scholarship

Latino U Scholars

Latino U College Access (NY)

Career/Workforce; College Prep


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