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

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Hear from the 2022 Examples of Excelencia

Hear directly from professionals who run the programs selected as 2022 Examples of Excelencia and students served by the programs.

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Sharing What Works for Latino Students

The 2022 Compendium includes this year’s recognized programs that are empowering Latino students.

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Watch the Celebration

On September 29 Excelencia hosts Celebración de Excelencia, where we recognized the 2022 finalists and announced the 4 Examples of Excelencia. Watch the event here.

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Looking for Examples of What Works?

Explore the Growing What Works Database which includes over 17 years of evidence-based programs that demonstrate a positive impact on Latino student success.

2022 Examples of Excelencia Announced

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Since 2005, Examples of Excelencia has been the only national effort recognizing evidence-based programs improving Latino student success in higher education. This year an external selection committee selected 4 programs among our 20 Finalists that stand out for their evidence-based efforts to advance Latino student success in higher education. These programs are based across four levels: Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Community-Based Organizations. The four programs are leaders in intentionally serving Latino students in culturally responsive, asset-based ways that positively impacts students and their communities.

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.