Waukegan to College helps a growing Latino community outside of Chicago prepare for college. All Waukegan to College participants graduate from high school and 100% enroll in institutions of higher education compared to 52% of students from the local high school.

This accelerated and competency based program has reduced the time to bachelor’s degree attainment.  Of program participants, 87% earned their BA in three years.

The number of mathematics PhDs is increasing thanks to the efforts of PUMP. Between 1996 and 2000 only one CSU Northridge math baccalaureate completed a Ph.D. program. Since 2014, at CSUN 31 Latino students have entered a Master’s program and 18 Latino students entered Ph.D. programs.

ASAP’s model has created a clear pathway towards college completion. Students that participate in the program have a three-year graduation rate of 54% compared to the institutional three-year graduation rate of 18%.

Valencia College President Shugart receives McGraw Prize, noting previous recognition from Excelencia in Education for supporting Latino student success. 

The BSW program started in response to a need for bilingual social workers in local agencies, and a more empowered Latino community. It is the only BSW program of its kind in a Midwest college with a bilingual curriculum.

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