Effective Practices at HSIs

This smaller database just of HSIs pulls from our Growing What Works (GWW) database and is a resource for institutional leaders, funders, policymakers and others looking for asset-based approaches and programs that show evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success at HSIs. The larger GWW database includes a wider representation of practices at nominated institutions and organizations across the country.

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Institution
California State University-Northridge
Academic Level
Graduate
State
California
Issue Areas
Support Services

PUMP started at CSUN to increase the number of URM students who enter Ph.D. programs in the mathematical sciences.  Program Activities include summer and winter institutes, weekly seminars, and research projects. In 2013, they received an NSF Workforce grant to extend PUMP to the other nine CSU campuses in California. In this recent version, PUMP students go through a residential and...

Institution
Northeastern Illinois University
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Illinois
Issue Areas
Support Services

Proyecto Pa'Lante is an academic support services program that has historically and continues to provide services primarily to Latino students from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs that demonstrate academic potential, but may not meet general admission requirements. Proyecto Pa'Lante students are provided with personal and academic support services during a two-year adjustment period...

Institution
College of the Sequoias
Academic Level
Associate
State
California
Issue Areas
Retention

The College of the Sequoias (COS) Puente Project seeks to improve student persistence and college transfer rates in a county that continues to hover near the bottom of several socio-economic measures.  For example, 17.8% of families with children live below the poverty level in California, while the rate is 30.4% for Tulare County.  COS students understand the value of higher education, but...

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