Latino Student Mentoring Program

Over the past five years, enrollment of new Latino students has increased 25% at CCP. However a review of the data finds that while semester-to-semester persistence for Latino students is strong, there are significant gaps in completion of developmental education requirement, completion of gatekeeper courses and degree completion.

With an interest in supporting Latino students’ educational goals, in spring 2015 CCP launched a new Latino mentoring program providing an opportunity for new Hispanic students to enhance their first-year college experience.  As these students prepare to navigate the college, faculty and staff mentors have volunteered to assist them on their journey.

Participating in a mentoring relationship expands the opportunity for first-year students to deepen their relationship with the College and feel comfortable, welcomed and valued by receiving support from caring mentors. The specific goals of the program are to help students: (1) become aware of and know how to access support services/resources available at the College; (2) understand their personal strengths and needs as College students; (3) develop short-term and long-term educational goals; (4) develop a meaningful relationship with their mentor; (5) feel more confident in their ability to succeed in College.

Participating students are uniquely matched with a volunteer mentor that has participated in a cultural competence and mentor orientation, completed a mentor interest survey for matching purposes, and committed to mentoring a student through a students first-year experience.

2015-16 Update

The mentoring program continues to reach our to the Latino community and For a second year, fthe Community College of Philadelphia hosted their annual Latino College Day this past Saturday. It’s a new, one-stop resource fair designed to help young Philadelphians take their places as students, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their community. There were a variety of presentations on college readiness and different opportunities that CCP offers to Latinos. Organizations such as Aspira, Congreso and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance to showcase the different opportunities that they offered to CCP Latino students. 

 

ID 15711

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15711, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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