Learning communities model that integrates interventions for four different support areas for the purpose of promoting academic success of first-time Latino students in the engineering field.

The Puente Project is an intersegmental academic preparation program sponsored by the University of California, Office of the President, operating with additional support from the California Community Colleges and other private funding sources.  Puente was founded in 1981 as a grassroots initiative to address the low rate of academic achievement among Mexican American and Latino students.  Open to all students, there are presently 56 Puente c

Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES) creates a supportive community that provides opportunities for academic support, career networking, and community outreach through advising, mentoring, adademic excellence workshops, and study and computer facilities.  Over 65% of students served are Latino.

The Institute for Behavioral and Community Health Studies (IBACH) is San Diego State University's largest health research center and is administered through the San Diego State University Research Foundation. Created in 1982, IBACH encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.

The College of the Sequoias (COS) Puente Project seeks to improve student persistence and college transfer rates in a county that continues to hover near the bottom of several socio-economic measures.  For example, 17.8% of families with children live below the poverty level in California, while the rate is 30.4% for Tulare County.  COS students understand the value of higher education, but they face enormous pressures while they are in schoo

The Ortiz Programs were named in honor of Martin Ortiz ‘48, one of the first Latinos to graduate from Whittier College and founding director of the former Center of Mexican American Affairs. These programs date back to 1968, when Dr.

East Los Angeles College's (ELAC's) Jaime Escalante Math Program is a unique partnership between ELAC and 128 area high schools and middle schools.  The Escalante Program offers an integrated sequence of intermediate and advanced mathematics coursework, grounded on the commitment of each student and instructor to a rigorous schedule.  Classes are designed to cover one year of course work (two semesters) in six weeks.  Participants meet for fo

The Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER), located in Fresno, California, was established in 1996 by the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine to address acute professional healthcare provider shortages in central California, and the lack of access to healthcare among medically underserved Central San Joaquin Valley residents.  Our program is defined as an educational pipeline employing an active partn

Latino students comprise 35% of Woodbury University’s enrollment. In the School of Architecture, however, Hispanic enrollment is greater than 40%, in part because the program’s mission, curricular focus and support systems are matched to the needs of the Latino population. Woodbury Architecture does not require a portfolio for entrance, a rarity among National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited programs.

San Bernardino Valley College is home to a Middle College High School.  Beginning in the 10th grade, students are taught high school curriculum by high school teachers in classrooms located at the SBVC campus.  The students are concurrently enrolled in up to 11 units of college classes.  The high school students attend classes along with students in the general college student population and receive instruction in college-level transferable c