2014 Example of Excelencia
In 1975, the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program was founded within the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to address the growing educational needs of the Latino community, including student access, and degree completion. LARES has an established track record of developing the program’s innovative recruitment and retention strategies that have contributed to UIC’s leadership in Latino education.
The Graduate Support Center (GSC) was established in 2010 via a Department of Education HSI Title V Promoting Post Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant as a multipurpose learning assistance and support services center. The Center offers an Academic Workshop Series, a Graduate Writing Institute, and Family Orientation to increase student’s educational success. Hispanics represent 48% of master’s degree students.