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

2021 Examples of Excelencia Announced
2021 Examples of Excelencia Announced

Excelencia announces our 2021 Examples of Excelencia! Learn more about these four stand out programs here.

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Stay Tuned

In case you missed it, stay tuned for the posting of the recording of the Celebración de Excelencia where we celebrated programs making a positive difference for Latino students in higher education.

Examples of Excelencia Technical Assistance

Learn how to share your program’s story of Latino student success by viewing our role of metrics and program profile submission guide resources.

Growing What Works Database

Explore our Growing What Works Database, the only national Database that identifies, informs, and aggregates evidence-based programs that work for Latinos and other students.


What Works for Latino Student Success?

What programs lead the way in serving Latino students?

2021 Examples of Excelencia

Established in 2005, Examples of Excelencia is the only national data-driven initiative to recognize programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels as well as community-based organizations with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success.

Through a comprehensive, year-long process, Excelencia in Education identifies and promotes programs increasing academic opportunities and improving achievement for Latino students in higher education. We focus on results and disseminating these effective practices to others interested in serving Latino students.

Since its inception, more than 1,500 programs have been submitted for consideration and over 300 have been highlighted by Excelencia in Education. The large number of nominations and evidence-based practices show that there is a significant portfolio of existing practices increasing Latino student success across the country. Examples of Excelencia compiles these evidence-based practices and serves as a resource for other institutions and community-based organizations considering efforts to improve their services to Latino students.

CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Examples of Excelencia


Examples@EdExcelencia.org (202) 785-7350 ext.1103

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Evidence-based practices for Latino student success

With the belief that good policy is informed by good practice, Excelencia brings national attention to evidence-based programs in order to leverage their efforts to a wide audience of partner organizations, funders, and policymakers.



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Why are Examples of Excelencia increasing Latino Student Success?

Learn why from leaders of Examples of Excelencia programs.

2021 Examples of Excelencia

Through the Cultivating Excelencia podcast, you will hear from leaders advancing Latino student success through evidence-based programs in colleges, universities and community-based organizations recognized as Examples of Excelencia. This limited series podcast was produced by Michelle Espino Lira of Latinx Intelligentsia, in collaboration with Excelencia in Education.

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