Home Home
Annotated Bibliography

Author(s):Purnell, R. Blank, S., Scrivener, S., and Seupersad, R
Title:Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Source:http://www.mdrc.org/publications/399/full.pdf
Date:2004
Organization:MDRC
Short Description:A report released by MDRC which "examines how U.S. community colleges can and do organize the diverse set of guidance, counseling, and other supports--collectively known as student services--that surround their academic programing."
Annotation:This report, released by MDRC, "examines how U.S. community colleges can and do organize the diverse set of guidance, counseling, and other supports--collectively known as student services--that surround their academic programing." The paper provides an overview of the current state of student services and of promising practices for service delivery. The authors also examine five interrelated elements of a student services program. These elements are: academic guidance and counseling, academic supports, personal guidance and counseling, career counseling, and supplemental supports (child care, transportation help, etc.). The paper also offers information on innovative practices found at various community colleges relevant to these services. The report concludes with information on current needs regarding this area.
Link: View Full Text

Print Bibliography: HyperLink 

Is this item's link broken? Report Broken Link

Associated Keywords:
Adult Students
College Access Programs
Community Colleges
Counseling
Documents
Evaluation
Institutional Improvement
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Persistence/Retention
Student Success

Similar Items:
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states experiences
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Opening Doors project publications
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Early intervention program and college partnerships
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Getting What We Pay For: State Community College Strategies that Low-Income, Lower-Skilled Students
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four Year Colleges
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Willing and Able, But Not Eligible
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Student African American Brotherhood
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Urban school reform: Achievement and school climate outcomes for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
The Sallie Mae Fund
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
New England Journal of Higher Education
Project Complete
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Breaking through: Factsheet
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Achivement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Promoting Full-Time Attendance Among Adults in Community College
Flexible learning options for adult students
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Finding the right college for you
First generation college students: A literature review
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
National college access network
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Upward Bound
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
EducationQuest
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Bridges to success
Cal-SOAP
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Center for Student Opportunity
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
American student achievement institute
Taxing matters
Project GRAD
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Indicators of opportunity in higher education
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
TRIO Programs
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
George Washington University Heath Resource Center: Online clearning house on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Schools, Skills, and Synapses
Trends in college pricing 2008
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
College For Every Student
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
2008-09 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
McNair scholar handbook
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Apply to Succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
An Overview of Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
Who graduates in California?
Race, schools, and neighborhoods: Reducing barriers to achievement
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Purdue opportunity awards program
Access to success initiative
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Learning in a new key
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Questbridge
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
How much debt is too much? Definting benchmarks for manageable student debt
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Education Trust, Inc
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
College students working: The choice nexus
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter
The art of student retention
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
College Goal Sunday
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Reclaiming the American dream
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
First in the family: Advice about college
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
National College Access Program Directory
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
College access: From the inside out
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Foundation for excellent schools
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Federal Perkins Loan teacher cancellation
Measuring up 2006
Puente Project
Mesa
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Do grants matter?
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
The challenge of access and persistence
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
A guide to establishing community-based college access centers
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
College is possible
National Pathways to College Network
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Primary progress, secondary challenge
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Lumina Foundation for Education
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Guide to colleges for mothers
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Emergency financial aid for community college students: Implementation and early lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund programs.
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Immigration debate resources
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achivement
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Economic diversity on campus
National Urban League Scholarships
Catching the Dream
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The family: America's smallest school
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Helping Teens Succeed
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Center for native education
A college access contract
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Orphan Foundation of America
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
College access and success state data
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Financial aid in theory and practice
SREB Factbook on higher education
States in the Driver's Seat
What We Must Do To Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success
Seizing the Measurement Moment
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
IBRinfo.org
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth