The Yakima Valley College (YVC) TRiO staff created the Scaffolds to Success (SsS) program to increase the persistence, graduation, and transfer rates of incoming students who are low-income, first-generation, and academically under-prepared. All qualifying students are informed about the program; approximately one-third of qualifying students self-select into the program each fall quarter.

The Bridge Program was initiated in 1998 to address the educational and support needs of incoming, first-time freshmen who place into the lowest basic skills levels at Mt. SAC. The program supports basic skill students to successfully progress to college level courses. The majority of students are Latino (91%), first generation, and low income.

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK  (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program at Lehman College is an educational opportunity program of the City University of New York. Inaugurated in 1968 the SEEK program targets students who have demonstrated motivation and potential for college success but do not meet traditional admissions requirements and need academic and financial assistance to succeed in college.

The San Antonio College (SAC) Department of Services for Women & Non-Traditional Students (SWANS) provides a one-stop, comprehensive system of quality, support/retention services for SAC students and the community in its Empowerment Center.

The Lawrence Campus Student Success Center (SSC) was created in 2011 to address the multiple needs of Latino students using a holistic, personal case management approach to connect students to programs and services to strengthen their academic and leadership skills, reinforce positive behaviors, and build strong support networks that promote student success.

The LUCERO Program creates a positive connection for Latino/a students to develop exceptional academic, leadership, and professional skills while celebrating culture. “Lucero” means morning star and brilliance, which describes their students’ journey at Lansing Community College (LCC) from their first day to graduation or transfer to a 4-year university.

SAF has focused on education reform since its inception over 20 years ago. The Levante program began through a partnership with the North Carolina Migrant Education Program in 1998.

The MFOS Program was created in 2006. UF and President Machen recognized students from low socio-economic backgrounds can be deterred from enrolling in college because of fear of debt and concern that working while in school could hinder the chances for academic success.

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.

Formally launched in 1990, Science Bound (SB) was replicated at Purdue University in 2001, and expanded to two rural Iowa communities in 2005 and 2007. SB is a nine-year, informal STEM development program preparing pre-college URMs to earn bachelor’s degrees and pursue careers in technical disciplines.

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