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Examples of Excelencia

…We have created a tradition, on the national landscape, where the ability to focus and serve Latino students at the programmatic level is honored and recognized in the way it always should have been.

Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
Cultivating Excelencia Podcast, Sept 9, 2020

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Advancing What Works to Intentionally Serve Latino Students: Opportunities for Action - 2024

Evidence-Based Practices That Work For Latino Students in Higher Education

Advancing What Works to Intentionally Serve Latino Students: Opportunities for Action - 2024 shows what is possible when programs and institutions meet student needs with intentionality. This publication curates 35 programs from over 200 programs in our Growing What Works (GWW) Database that serve Latino student success in asset-based ways.

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2024 Examples of Excelencia

Excelencia has tools and resources available that are designed to encourage program leaders to take inventory of their current programming:
- Make a plan for your 2025 program profile submission.
- Connect with other program leaders recognized by Excelencia by searching the Growing What Works Database for programs with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success.
- Look up U.S. Latino College Completion with our national and state-by-state analysis of public data on enrollment, degree completion, degree attainment, and more.

What works to improve the success of Latino students in higher education?

Examples of Excelencia is the only national data-driven effort to recognize programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels as well as at community-based organizations with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success.

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How can evidence-based programs accelerate Latino student success?

Excelencia seeks to broaden the scope of knowledge surrounding effective practices for Latino students and bring attention to the noteworthy work that may be overlooked by traditional best-practices models. Evidence-based practices use data and storytelling to show student success in ways unique to each program— demonstrating what intentionally serving Latino students looks like at institutions and community-based organizations across the country.

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How can I find programs having a positive impact on Latino student success?

Explore and connect with the programs in our Growing What Works Database, a free, online database designed to connect funders, policymakers, and other practitioners to evidence-based programs working for Latino students. Search today and connect to a program in your state, sector, academic discipline or issue area.

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How does Excelencia find programs intentionally SERVING Latino students?

Annually Excelencia seeks out programs for Examples of Excelencia through a rigorous review of profile submissions that look at intentionality and positive impact in serving Latino students in higher education. The process launches with a national call for nominations and culminates in a public celebration of honored programs at Celebración de Excelencia. To learn more about the process visit our Examples of Excelencia submission portal.

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How do I get started with Examples of Excelencia?

Ready to share your program’s story with a national audience for the 2024 Examples of Excelencia? Reach out to the Institutional Practices team today to learn more about convening opportunities for practitioners or how to get started with our evidence-based practices efforts.



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