The LUCERO Program creates a positive connection for Latino/a students to develop exceptional academic, leadership, and professional skills while celebrating culture. “Lucero” means morning star and brilliance, which describes their students’ journey at Lansing Community College (LCC) from their first day to graduation or transfer to a 4-year university.
Excelencia's work on expanding Latino human capital for America's workforce led to a partnership with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) located in Ann Arbor, MI. CSW is a national, non-profit organization with major policy and practice areas in human capital initiatives, business and industry strategies, and community initiatives.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Learn More
The Kresge Foundation is a $2.9 billion private foundation that seeks to influence the quality of life for future generations through its support of nonprofit organizations in six fields: health, the environment, arts and culture, education, human services and community development.