Knox Program Noted for Helping Students Succeed at College

From: NBC Latino

A new report from Excelencia in Education finds that even modestly-funded small programs in colleges across the country can do a very good job of helping Latinos gain access to college, stay in college and transfer from 2-year to 4-year institutions… The Growing What Works (GWW) Initiative… served over 6,000 Latino and non-Latino students in 11 states…

[Among the programs cited was] the Mother-Daughter Program at Knox College, to encourage and inform families on the importance of college completion. [The program, which operated from 2009 through 2011] had a 100 percent retention rate… SEMILLAS grants, an acronym for “Seeding Educational Models that Impact and Leverage Latino Academic Success,” were awarded to 25 institutions, out of 225 who applied… Read more…