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Evidence-Based Programs That Are Intentional In SERVING Latino Students:

With the belief that good policy is informed by good practice, Excelencia brings national attention to programs that are exemplary in the way they intentionally and effectively serve Latino students. Explore each of the programs listed below to see why they stood out in their respective categories.

 

2023 Examples of Excelencia:

The 2023 Examples of Excelencia were selected from a group of 19 finalists that were gathered from 103 program profile submissions that represented 20 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Download and read a copy of the 2023 edition of What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education for more information about each program’s evidence-based practices and their impact.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL: Engineering Program at Wright
City Colleges of Chicago, Wilbur Wright College (IL)

Institution/Organization: City Colleges of Chicago, Wilbur Wright College

State: Illinois

Issue Area: Academic Program

Program Focus: Career/Workforce, Transfer

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/engineering-program-wright-college

BACCALAUREATE LEVEL: Spanish Community Translation and Interpreting Program
The University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Institution/Organization: The University of Texas at Arlington

State: Texas

Issue Area: Academic Program

Program Focus: Career/Workforce, Discipline/Subject

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/spanish-translation-and-interpreting-program

GRADUATE LEVEL: Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
California State University, Chico (CA)

Institution/Organization: California State University, Chico

State: California

Issue Area: Retention

Program Focus: Career/Workforce, Mentoring

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/graduate-equity-fellowship-program

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION LEVEL: College and Career Success
Breakthrough Central Texas (TX)

Institution/Organization: Breakthrough Central Texas

State:Texas

Issue Area: Support Services

Program Focus: First-Year Support, Mentoring

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/college-and-career-success

 

2022 Examples of Excelencia:

The 2022 Examples of Excelencia were selected from 20 finalists among 93 national submissions representing 17 states, DC and Puerto Rico. 

Download a copy of the 2022 edition of What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL: Latino Promise and HACER Programs
Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)

Institution/Organization: Fairleigh Dickinson University

State: New Jersey

Issue Area: Access

Program Focus: Bilingual/ESL, First-Year Support

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/latino-promise-hacer-program

 

BACCALAUREATE LEVEL: Institute of Interdisciplinary Research
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (PR)

Institution/Organization: University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

State: Puerto Rico

Issue Area: Academic Program

Program Focus: Mentoring, Undergraduate Research

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/institute-interdisciplinary-research

GRADUATE LEVEL: MS in Environmental Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)

Institution/Organization: The University of Texas at San Antonio

State: Texas

Issue Area: Academic Program

Program Focus: Discipline/Subject, Mentoring

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/ms-environmental-science

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION LEVEL: Post-Secondary Initiatives
Esperanza, Inc. (OH)

Institution/Organization: Esperanza, Inc.

State: Ohio

Issue Area: Retention

Program Focus: First-Year Support, Mentoring

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/post-secondary-initiatives

2021 Examples of Excelencia:

The 2021 Examples of Excelencia were selected from 21 finalists among 145 national submissions representing 23 states and Puerto Rico.

Download a copy of the 2021 edition of What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL: Ambiciones
Howard Community College (MD)

Institution/Organization: Howard Community College

State: Maryland

Issue Area: Support Services

Program Focus: First Year Support, Parental/Family Engagement

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/ambiciones

BACCALAUREATE LEVEL: Cardinal First
North Central College (IL)

Institution/Organization: North Central College

State: Illinois

Issue Area: Retention

Program Focus: Dual Degree/Dual Credit/Early College High School

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/cardinal-first

GRADUATE LEVEL: ¡Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (TX)

Institution/Organization: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

State: Texas

Issue Area: Support Services

Program Focus: Pathway/Pipeline

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/exito-latino-cancer-research-leadership-training

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION LEVEL: Conexión Américas' College Success Program
Conexión Américas (TN)

Institution/Organization: Conexión Américas

State: Tennessee

Issue Area: Support Services

Program Focus: DREAMers, First Year Support

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/conexion-americas-college-success-program

2024 Call for Nominations: Nominations are open from February1 to March 15