Examples of Excelencia is the only national initiative to identify and promote programs and departments at the forefront of advancing educational achievement for Latino students in higher education. Through a comprehensive year-long process, evidence-based practices at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels in institutions of higher education and community-based organizations are recognized at the annual Celebración de Excelencia held in Washington, D.C. and cataloged in the Growing What Works Database. These programs are also promoted through events, online communications, and in the media. Supporters include educational, business, government, and philanthropic leaders who recognize the importance of engaging Latino talent to the country's full economic and civic strength.