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Examples of Excelencia Submission Resources

To assist program practitioners with their 2024 Examples of Excelencia submission, we are providing the following technical assistance opportunities:

  • Examples of Excelencia Submission Webinar
  • Cafecitos (Office Hours)
  • Pláticas
  • Consultations


Examples of Excelencia Submission Webinar

On February 14th, the Examples team hosted a one-hour virtual session where we provided an overview of the submission process, reviewed what Excelencia is looking for in each section, and shared resources available to assist program leaders looking to take the next steps after receiving their nomination. 

If you would like to receive a copy of the slides, please email us. 


Cafecitos (Office Hours)

Cafecitos provide attendees with time and space to meet with Excelencia program staff and ask questions. These one-hour virtual office hours will start with a brief overview of the topic or section. We start at the top of the hour with an overview but these are designed to have drop-in style attendance. Please see the list below for specific themes that will be featured. All sessions occur on Wednesdays and are not recorded.


Pláticas (Conversations)

These plática interactive sessions are an opportunity for program leaders to learn and share strategies to engage multiple stakeholders in their programmatic efforts to intentionally SERVE Latino students. Designed with peer-to-peer learning in mind, the conversations take place as roundtable discussions and provide an interactive space for participants to engage and connect with one another. We invite attendees to download and read our Getting the most out of a Plática handout, a resource that shares our view on the plática format and how to build a great conversation using confianza, Excelencia’s trust-based approach. All sessions occur on Wednesdays and are not recorded.



If questions remain after attending our technical assistance opportunities, reading the submission guide, or accessing data tools, please make an appointment with our program team by writing to us at Examples@EdExcelencia.org. A team member will be in touch with you to confirm a time to meet via Zoom.