Increasing Support to Latino Students

The purpose of the Latino project is to maximize or improve available resources and create new processes to support Latino student enrollment, persistence, graduation and transfer rates. Some of the associated activities that will seek to achieve this purpose are:

  • Complete a study of Latino students to better understand their needs (profile with key indicators of success, survey of "lost" students, and focus groups).
  • Create a GRCC Spanish portal for key information.
  • Develop a resource handbook for undocumented students (scholarships, etc.).
  • Review and update the GRCC application and have a Spanish version available.
  • Implement multiple activities for retention purposes (phone calls, e-mails, social media, milestone celebrations/events, workshops, etc.)

The goals include:

  • Increase enrollment of Latino students.
  • Increase persistence and graduation rate through additional support.
  • Establish new internal structures that support Latino student success such as the creation of a Latino Center, CLS 100 for Latino students, a leadership program, the establishment of an endowment for Latino Scholarships, etc.

Outcomes for 2015-2016:

  • GRCC application and Spanish portal created
  • Multiple activities aimed at retention were completed-including calling campaigns, ALAS Mentor Program, and celebrations
  • Handbook for DACA students created
  • Fall to Fall retention for Latin@ students increased from 47.4% in Fall 2014 to 52.1% in Fall 2015
ID 15358

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15358, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

Please note that for security purposes, contact information can only be provided to known contacts at active Achieving the Dream institutions.

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