The Pre-Collegiate Development Program (PCDP) is designed to motivate first-generation students (grades 6-12) to pursue postsecondary education and provide their parents with the cultural and social capital necessary to facilitate the educational process.

The Entering Student Program (ESP) is designed to assist the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) student population (fall 2014--80% Latino/a, 53% first generation college students, 97% commuters, 78% employed) with transitioning into the university environment.

ENgaging LAtino Communities in Education (ENLACE) is a grassroots initiative dedicated to empowering marginalized Hispanic/Latino communities through a comprehensive pre-school through graduate/professional educational pipeline.

Austin Community College (ACC)'s mission is to serve underrepresented populations. When challenged to implement Texas’ Closing the Gaps higher education plan, ACC developed a model program, College Connection, to encourage students to seek degrees in higher education. College Connection is a unique, specialized outreach program taking ACC enrollment services directly into high school campuses.

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