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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 schools.

Latino Achievers has three goals:

  1. Increase high school graduation
  2. Increase college applications, and 
  3. Impact overall Latinx college enrollment

To learn more about the Latino Achievers Program, go to

To learn more about the programs that accelerate Latino student success, please go to!