Excelencia makes a difference
Excelencia has been clear that the nation cannot meet college completion goals without a tactical plan to accelerate Latino student success. Our programming, research, and policy work have been focused on institutional and community strategies serving post-traditional students. The majority of these students are low-income and underrepresented students. We work with community-focused institutions that listen to students and adapt their practices while making pragmatic choices based on resource constraints and continuing efforts to innovate to serve more students.
- Excelencia has helped fill crucial information gaps to identify the status of Latino success in higher education, what needs to change, and how change can be accomplished.
- Excelencia regularly benchmarks what works to accelerate Latino student success in order to spread highly successful practices to institutions nationwide.
- Excelencia has become a trusted advisor to leaders in Washington, DC, to states, and to institutions of higher education.