College Forward provides intensive, culturally-appropriate mentoring services to propel Hispanic students to collegiate success. With a goal of building and sharing effective solutions, they collaborate with other practitioners across Texas and the U.S.

The SH ELITE Program is a male, minority initiative designed to promote the retention and graduation of male, minority (i.e., Hispanic and African American) students at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). Established as a one-year, freshmen program, it has now evolved into a four-year comprehensive program that serves freshmen through senior students.

The San Antonio College (SAC) Department of Services for Women & Non-Traditional Students (SWANS) provides a one-stop, comprehensive system of quality, support/retention services for SAC students and the community in its Empowerment Center.

In 2006, South Texas College (STC) partnered with Progreso ISD (a small rural district with a high school student population of approx. 300 students) to develop an Early College High School (ECHS) Program. Schools in this program are designed under a “small school model” wherein 100 to 125 9th grade students start the program every year.

Con Mi MADRE was founded in 1992 but received its non-profit status in 2009. It is currently the only non-profit in Central Texas that supports and encourages young Latinas in their pursuit of post secondary education while requiring mothers to be a part of the process. The majority of the girls are from low-income backgrounds and are first generation college students.

TRM’s core programs of Homework Help, Tutor Power Hour, and Believe & Achieve began in 1988 to support the academic needs of West Dallas’ growing Hispanic, low-income community.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) Program was created in 1996 and provides education to prepare entry-level occupational therapists that will primarily serve the underserved population of the border region of south Texas. This is the only occupational therapy program within the medically underserved communities of the Rio Grande Valley.

The Spanish Language Family Orientation was implemented in July 2013 to better serve the growing number of Spanish speaking families by providing in Spanish the services already in place through the Office of Parent Programs.

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) has a variety of programs designed to support the unique needs of the Hispanic population it serves.

The Academies was introduced in 2005 to provide Hispanic students a unique opportunity for high-achieving high school juniors to earn an associate degree from South Texas College tuition-free while completing their high school graduation requirements, specifically in the STEM fields.