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

Recognizing the dismal rates of Latinos attending college, several visionary members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #2 approached the Chancellor of the Alamo Community College District (ACCD) in 1997 to develop a program providing scholarships to two generations of Latino students: parents and their children.  Since then, LULAC Council #2 has donated $25,000 annually to fund 25 scholarship endowments per year

The Dual Language Program of the Honors College at Miami Dade College (MDC) is the first and only associate degree program of its kind in the United States. Courses and academic activities immerse students in both English and Spanish. Students completing the program are prepared to transfer to upper-level institutions or enter the workforce fully biliterate and bicultural.

Established in 1993, South Texas College (STC) was the only higher institution in the state of Texas to have been legislatively created due to the compelling need for a community college to serve the 600,000 residents of Hidalgo and Starr counties who did not have access to postsecondary education. STC's five campuses are located in deep South Texas along the US-Mexico border in an area known as the Rio Grande Valley.

Rising Star Program Transfer Scholarship facilitates the next step in a student's educational journey.  Rising Star is a program that offers financial assistance and access to a college education in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to eligible high school seniors in Dallas County.  The program provides a scholarship of up to $4,000 for tuition and books for a maximum of three years to Dallas County public high school senio

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

Learning Communities consist of two classes in different disciplines linked at registration and providing shared content by a team of instructors and a counselor during adjoined class periods. The first Learning Communities focused on improving the success rates for students requiring developmental English.

The Elgin Community College Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Program prepares highly skilled building engineers and technicians for the HVACR industry. Each year the demand for well-trained men and women to install, service, and maintain equipment increases as fuel conservation, ozone depletion, and global warming remain critical issues worldwide.

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 Montgomery Scholars Program is a rigorous honors program at Montgomery College.  The Scholars spend two years in an intense and nurturing academic environment and are well prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university at the completion of their studies at the community college.  The Scholars learning community offers a corrective to the fragmentation and alienation that students may experience at a commuter college.  This "sup

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