[Skip to Content]

Engage with a Community of Practice

 

Programs for Latino Student Success is a community of practice that builds common cause among program leaders from Examples of Excelencia. Practitioners engage in small, cohort-based conversations to share and learn about ways to strengthen their efforts, leverage their impact and growth, and reinforce the value of intentionally serving our students. Leaders and their programs are promoted in our research and included in presentations at institutes and conferences. Most of our events are open to all practitioners, but some are intended solely for our previously recognized programs through Examples of Excelencia.

Engagement opportunities for Programs for Latino Student Success include:

  • Participation in cohort-based conversations, such as Pláticas, to share and learn about ways to strengthen efforts, leverage impact, and reinforce the value of intentionally serving Latino students. 
  • Access to webinars to broaden the scope of knowledge surrounding evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success.
  • Opportunities to engage in presentations at institutes and conferences and inclusion in research.

 

If you are a program leader committed to intentionally SERVING Latino students, we invite you to join Programs for Latino Student Success by filling out the form here.

 

Pláticas

Pláticas are interactive sessions 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. Most sessions occur on Wednesdays and are not recorded.


This page is updated on a continual basis, so we invite you to visit often for the latest updates.

 

Previous Events

 

Evidence-Based Practices Plática: Exploring Evidence-Based Practices with a Latino Lens

May 2nd at  2:00 pm EDT.  
Excelencia is the only national data-driven effort to recognize programs at the associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and community-based organization levels with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success. In this plática, participants will explore evidence-based practices that intentionally SERVE Latino Students and gain insights on how to share their own work through Examples of Excelencia

Audience: This plática is open to program practitioners interested in learning more about Examples of Excelencia and what works to intentionally SERVE Latino students. 


Cultivating Program Support From Your Program's Recognition: An Examples of Excelencia Plática

April 9th at 2:00 pm EDT

With the belief that good policy is informed by good practice, Excelencia in Education brings national attention to programs that are exemplary in the way they intentionally and effectively serve Latino students. On April 9th, Excelencia's Co-founder & CEO, Deborah Santiago, shared actionable steps on how your program can leverage the Examples of Excelencia recognition to compel action from internal and external audiences.


Evidence-Based Practices Plática: Compel Action to SERVE Latino Students Through Storytelling

March 7th at 2:00 pm EST

Audience: This plática is open to all previously recognized programs plus those working on their 2024 program submissions. 


Evidence-Based Practices Plática: Sharing Your Impact Through Evidence 

February 28th at 2:00 pm EST

Audience: This plática is open to all previously recognized programs plus those working on their 2024 program submissions. 

Share