From junior year in high school through college and early career, we make targeted investments to support critical transitions in a Hispanic student’s life.
MiHC’s La Próxima Generación (Próx Gen) program provides intentional support and guidance for high school and college students over ~10 years. Through our culturally relevant, two-generation program, we help students navigate the complex system of college access and college success.
“Rarely is Latino families’ engagement in their children’s educational aspirations acknowledged for this increase in the rate of Latinas/os attending college.”
– Journal of Latinos and Education 2020
MiHC’s Cafecitos model celebrates students and families while addressing fears stalling their college access and persistence. By building strong peer communities of support, parents benefit from practical advice from an experienced parent peer facilitator, a Hispanic professional, and each other to ensure families understand the college process. Click here to learn more about our Cafecito Facebook Live Streams.
By empowering students and families to learn how to best support their child’s success, we will see a multiplier effect. When you educate one Latino, you empower a community!
11th & 12th Grade Support
Workshops on FAFSA/Financial Aid, college applications, essay-writing, scholarships, and more
Individualized 1:1 coaching with a trained College Success Coach
Access to curated resources through La Puerta
Opportunities to explore college options, like college fairs and college visits
Career exploration opportunities
A summer Latinx Send-Off for college-bound students to help students create cohorts and connect to university resources
1:1 coaching with a trained College Success Coach
College planning tools and resources through La Puerta
Access to professional experiences, including corporate internships
Career exploration and mentorship from Hispanic professionals
Networking and leadership development events
Direct to on-campus resources
Early Career Support
1:1 coaching with a trained Career Coach
Professional and leadership development training
Industry-specific mentorship and career exploration
Collaboration & ResearchUniversity President Convening
Partnerships and events with Hispanic professional associations, including ALPFA
Collaboration with other first-generation college support organization
SW Detroit Community partners and parents