Quinceañera - Our 15th Anniversary As a Latina-founded and led non-profit organization, Excelencia in Education marked its 15th anniversary in 2019 with a Quinceañera – a celebration in the Latino community of an important milestone and symbol of maturity. More than 300 guests – including college and university presidents, congressional staff, leaders in business, philanthropy, Latino advocacy and students – joined the Excelencia founders, board members and staff for a joyous Quinceañera in the nation’s capital on June 20, 2019, to honor Excelencia’s first 15 years of growth and accomplishments. It was an evening to remember. We celebrated what we’ve accomplished together and renewed our commitment to accelerate Latino student success in higher education going forward. As we focus on the future, we are grateful to have had with us representatives from the first cohort of institutions that earned the new Seal of Excelencia. Announced earlier in the day at a special event and via livestream, nine institutions were recognized as the 1st to be certified as institutions serving Latino students by intentionally aligning data, practice, and leadership. Learn more about the Seal of Excelencia. As a nonprofit organization, Excelencia’s work depends on the support of champions and allies like you. Please consider making a meaningful gift Your investment in Excelencia will support greater Latino student success in higher education and our country's bright future.