Proyecto Exito Grant
In Fall 2014, Mesa College was awarded a “Developing Hispanic- Serving Institutions-Title V” five-year grant in the amount of $2.62 million. The purpose of the grant is to improve the retention and graduation rates of Mesa’s diverse population, particularly its Latino students, through systemic, institutional changes and improvements. Mesa’s HSI / Title V program is entitled Proyecto Éxito, a name that combines the idea of successfully exiting with a degree, certificate, or transfer-readiness with the Spanish word for “success.” Mesa will use grant funds to help a higher proportion of its low- income and Latino students experience academic success, allowing them to “exit” Mesa with their goals met. For more information, contact the Title V HSI Acting Program Manager, Leticia P López at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM CONEXIONES (STEM) GRANT
In Fall 2016, Mesa College was awarded a 5-year, $5 million Title III HSI STEM Grant. The initiative, entitled “STEM Conexiones” (STEM Connections) supports a number of instructional and student support practices aimed at strengthening the college’s capacity to support Hispanic and low-income students. Specifically the grant aims to increase student connections in STEM through enhanced counseling services, workshops, peer mentoring and outreach; faculty connections through professional learning and STEM curriculum redesign; and pathway connections working directly with high schools and adult learners to prepare them for STEM majors. Through this grant the college has established a STEM Center and plans to build a STEM Research Incubator for students to begin undergraduate research projects. For more information, contact the Title III HSI STEM Acting Program Manager, Dr. Leticia P López, at email@example.com.