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Cultivating Excelencia

Sep 30, 2020

The Example of Excelencia at the Community-Based Organization Level is the Latino Achievers Program through the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. Dra. Michelle Espino Lira talks with program director, Nichole Davari about the long-standing program that supports Latino, first-generation, and immigrant youth in Nashville public...


Sep 23, 2020

The Example of Excelencia at the Graduate Level is the Cal-Bridge Program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dra. Michelle Espino Lira talks with Dr. Alex Rudolph, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of Cal-Bridge, in addition to two Cal-Bridge Scholars, Katy Rodriguez Wimberly (doctoral...


Sep 16, 2020

The Example of Excelencia at the Baccalaureate Level is the Attract, Inspire, Mentor & Support Students program at CSU Northridge. Dra. Michelle Espino Lira talks with Dr. S.K. Ramesh, Director and Lead Principal Investigator and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as AIMS2 Student Services...


Sep 9, 2020

The Example of Excelencia at the Associate Level is the Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) at UCLA. Dra. Michelle Espino Lira talks with Alfred Herrera, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the program. 

CCCP has been supporting community college transfer for Latino students and underserved community...