Over the past several years, Excelencia in Education has worked with campuses teams and civic leaders in communities across the country to address Latino student success.
The following briefs are a result of collaborative efforts with educational leaders within these communities:


Community Organizing on Behalf of Latino Student Success: A Case Study of the Unidos Project in New Mexico - This brief describes how the Unidos Project used knowledge of New Mexico’s history, culture, and the Hispano/Latino community to developed a sustainable, culturally relevant, and unique community organizing model to improve Latino student success. The brief outlines the components the model’s impact in New Mexico and the potential for improving Latino student success in higher education through community organizing in other areas of the country.


San Antonio

The Impact of Financial Aid on Student College Access and Success: The San Antonio Experience - The success of the financial aid initiative is founded on the premise that the truest impact occurs when the greater community owns and develops solutions to issues that impede student progress. The San Antonio experience demonstrates how a community can partner across different sectors and institutions to remove financial aid as a barrier for students to access postsecondary education.


Rio Grande Valley

Latino College Completion: Rio Grande Valley - To reach the degree attainment goal by 2020, the Rio Grande Valley can: 1) close the equity gap in college completion; 2) increase the number of degrees conferred; and, 3) scale up programs and initiatives that work for Latino and other students. This fact sheet is a framework for tracking Latino degree attainment in the Rio Grande Valley.