AHSIE & White House Release Best Practices Report
The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE) and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics are excited to announce the launch of “From Funding to Practice: A Status Report on Federal Funding and High Impact Programs Among Hispanic Serving Institutions.” This inaugural publication, AHSIE’s latest contribution to the literature of nationwide best practices in education, showcases twelve high-achieving and innovative programs among Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). These programs are not only transforming the educational experience for students, but demonstrate how institutions of higher education can work together with federal agencies to improve retention, persistence and graduation among Hispanic students.
The report features an impactful assessment and summary of the HSI landscape presented by Deborah Santiago of Excelencia in Education, as well as an overview of federal funding among HSIs by Luis Maldonado, Chief Advocacy Officer of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
“Last year, in commemoration of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Initiative’s 25th anniversary, the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators answered our national call for Commitments to Action that would contribute to increasing and supporting educational outcomes for Hispanics,” remarked Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. “Today, we congratulate AHSIE on the release of their report; one that highlights the important role and Impact HSIs are making to ensure academic success for our nation’s future leaders. We thank the 12 institutions highlighted and the partners who contributed to collecting these increasingly important best practices from across the country.”
Dr. David A. Ortiz, AHSIE Vice President and author of the report, added: “From Funding to Practice represents a collection of the finest examples of high impact programs that are making a difference on college campuses across the country regarding Latino/a student success. It’s clear; the future of our nation is closely connected to the future of our Latino/a communities. When we lift up the Hispanic community, we strengthen our nation. When we create more ladders of opportunity, we provide the chance for all Americans to reach their greatest potential.”
The largest and fastest growing minority group in the country, Hispanics will represent nearly one-third of America’s workers in the next few decades. Improving academic achievement of Hispanic students and preparing them for the jobs of the 21st century is thus a critical step toward cultivating an informed electorate and increasing the overall prosperity of the nation.
You may download the full report here: