The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) is embedded in ASU’s Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center to connect the center’s education-through-research mission directly to trans-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in the mathematical sciences.

Achieving a College Education (ACE) was established in 1988 at South Mountain Community College (SMCC) to address the high school dropout rate in South Phoenix among at-risk and underrepresented populations. ACE assists students in academic transitions from high school to community college, and eventually to baccalaureate degree completion at a university.

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP) at Arizona State University (ASU) is a summer residential mathematics program intended for mature and motivated high school students who are interested in academic careers requiring mathematics, science, or engineering-based coursework and who are typically underrepresented in those fields of study. Fifty percent (50%) of all JBMSHP alumni since 1985 have been Hispanic.

College Academy for Parents (CAP) is a college outreach program utilizing parent advocates that lead bilingual workshops at area schools.

South Mountain Community College (SMCC), in partnership with Gateway Community College (GWCC) and Banner Health, Arizona’s largest health services provider, created its Bilingual Nursing Fellows Program (BNFP) in 2002 in response to the medical community’s critical need for bilingual Registered Nurses.

The Maricopa Achieving a College Education (ACE) Program is a collaboration of area universities, high schools, "at risk" students, and their parents.