In 2006, South Texas College (STC) partnered with Progreso ISD (a small rural district with a high school student population of approx. 300 students) to develop an Early College High School (ECHS) Program. Schools in this program are designed under a “small school model” wherein 100 to 125 9th grade students start the program every year.

Con Mi MADRE was founded in 1992 but received its non-profit status in 2009. It is currently the only non-profit in Central Texas that supports and encourages young Latinas in their pursuit of post secondary education while requiring mothers to be a part of the process. The majority of the girls are from low-income backgrounds and are first generation college students.

Building Skills Partnership (BSP) and UCLA Center for Labor Research began their collaboration in 2007 to form a unique partnership of over 75 janitorial companies, more than 40 building owners, the janitor’s union (SEIU-USWW), and colleges, all coming together to break cycles of poverty through education.

TRM’s core programs of Homework Help, Tutor Power Hour, and Believe & Achieve began in 1988 to support the academic needs of West Dallas’ growing Hispanic, low-income community.

INSPIRE is a pipeline program that provides Hispanic high school students the opportunity to engage in hands-on biomedical original research with faculty advisors and graduate student mentors. Students learn laboratory techniques, bioethics, experimental design, and data entry and analysis at a graduate-level institution.

The Imperial Valley University Partnership (IVUP) is an innovative higher education initiative that began in May 2011 as a collaboration between San Diego State University’s Imperial Valley Campus (SDSU-IV), Imperial Valley College (IVC), and the Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE). The program offers students a seamless, accessible, affordable, and high quality education with a clear path to a Bachelor’s degree in four years.

The Outreach Center began in 2007 as a gateway to college for any interested student by focusing on the individual’s needs and family integration. The Center offers a large array of services, such as TCC application, enrollment assistance; academic advisement; financial aid assistance; computer placement testing; computer lab, Internet; general education credit classes; personal and academic enrichment classes and Spanish-speaking services.

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.

From 2008 to 2010, Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) evolved and is the only Latino youth program in Kent County designed to promote the educational success of the entire family through innovative and culturally responsive engagement activities. The community surrounding the Hispanic Center is severely underserved, 76% are Latino and 63% have less than a high school diploma.