Initiated in Fall 2005, the Student Employment Initiative (SEI) provides on-campus paid internship opportunities in a student’s program of study above and beyond traditional work-study.

In 2009, Cañada College created the Math Jam, a campus-wide math success program to address the low level of math preparation of underrepresented students studying STEM, allowing students to “test out” of math courses.

Elsa Núñez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University, discusses identifying potential for Latino student success and the Dual College Program.

Raúl H. Yzaguirre, Founding President of the National Council of La Raza, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and Emeritus Honorary Board Member of Excelencia in Education reflects upon Excelencia in Education and the organization's impact.

The purpose of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME) is to increase the number of students earning a STEM degree, with a specific focus on increasing the number of under-represented minority, and particularly Latino, students.

DirectConnect was introduced in 2006 as a partnership between the University of Central Florida (UCF) and four Central Florida colleges: Valencia College, Brevard and Lake-Sumter Community Colleges and Seminole State College.

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