What Motivates Us
Excelencia in Education, founded in 2004, accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce and for civic leadership by:
- providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos;
- promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement; and
- organizing a network of professionals with common cause for Latino student success.
Trendsetting Leaders For Latino Student Success
Excelencia in Education was born from our commitment to change the narrative about Latino college students from a focus on deficit-based diagnoses and intractable achievement gaps to a focus on asset-based opportunities to improve Latino student success and meet national needs.
For 14 years, Excelencia in Education has informed, organized, and compelled changes to advance Latino student success in higher education. Working with trendsetting professionals and serving as the information source on the current status and unmet needs of Latino students, Excelencia leads the community of action that will implement the changes necessary to meet the country's workforce and civic leadership needs for the future.