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 EducationCultivating Excelencia Podcast, Sept 9, 2020 Cultivating What Works Hear directly from programs that built and sustained efforts to intentionally serve Latino students by watching a conversation with the 2022 Examples of Excelencia. Technical Assistance Available Interested in telling your program’s story through data? See how the Role of Metrics can help amplify your impact. Growing What Works Database Looking to connect with program leaders recognized by Excelencia? Search the Growing What Works Database for others positively impacting Latino students. Missed our 2023 deadline? Get started on the process for 2024 using these resources and email us to receive invitations to future events. Missed the 2023 deadline? You can still engage with what works for Latino students. Excelencia has tools and resources available that are designed to encourage program leaders to take inventory of their current programming: Make a plan for your 2024 program profile submission Explore the latest trends in Latino student success through Excelencia’s publications Connect with other programs by searching the Growing What Works Database Use our U.S. Latino College Completion resources that has national and state-by-state summaries to find potential comparison data 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.