Examples of Excelencia Speaker

Examples of Excelencia

…We have created a tradition, on the national landscape, where the ability to focus and serve Latino students at the programmatic level is honored and recognized in the way it always should have been.

Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
Cultivating Excelencia Podcast, Sept 9, 2020

Call for Submissions for 2023 Examples of Excelencia

Click here to share your program’s story through our program profile submission form by March 31st, 2023.

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Examples of Excelencia Technical Assistance

Register for our Plática sessions, happening March 8th & 22nd. Click here for more information.

Learn From Others

Be inspired by the stories of the 2022 Examples of ExcelenciaClick here to watch the 2022 Celebración de Excelencia, celebrating programs that work for Latino students.

Growing What Works Database

Want to implement or grow your program? Explore the Growing What Works Database to connect with program leaders doing similar work.

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Share your story of impact with us through the 2023 Examples of Excelencia!

Excelencia in Education is looking for programs across the country that are accelerating Latino student success in higher education. Programs intentionally serving Latino students at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels, as well as community-based organizations are invited to share their evidence-based practices for the 2023 Examples of Excelencia.

There is also still time to elevate programs for consideration through our nomination process. The form takes 5 minutes to complete. Click here to nominate a program today.

For more details on the Examples submission process visit our website.

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What works to improve the success of Latino students in higher education?

Examples of Excelencia is the only national data-driven initiative to recognize programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels as well as at community-based organizations with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success.

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How can evidence-based programs accelerate Latino student success?

Excelencia seeks to broaden the scope of knowledge surrounding effective practices for Latino students and bring attention to the noteworthy work that may be overlooked by traditional best-practices models. Evidence-based practices use data and storytelling to show student success in ways unique to each program— demonstrating what intentionally serving Latino students looks like at institutions and community-based organizations across the country.

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How can I find programs having a positive impact on Latino student success?

Explore and connect with the programs in our Growing What Works Database, a free, online database designed to connect funders, policymakers, and other practitioners to evidence-based programs working for Latino students. Search today and connect to a program in your state, sector, academic discipline or issue area.

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How does Excelencia find programs intentionally SERVING Latino students?

Annually Excelencia seeks out programs for Examples of Excelencia through a rigorous review of profile submissions that look at intentionality and positive impact in serving Latino students in higher education. The process launches with a national call for nominations and culminates in a public celebration of honored programs at Celebración de Excelencia. To learn more about the process visit our Examples of Excelencia submission portal.

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How do I get started with Examples of Excelencia?

Ready to share your program’s story with a national audience for the 2023 Examples of Excelencia? Reach out to the Institutional Practices team today to learn more about convening opportunities for practitioners or how to get started with our evidence-based practices efforts.