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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.

Two-Generation Approach

“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!

a family supporting their son that just graduated
students listening to teacher at MIHC

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

College-level Support

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

a teacher here to help


Early Career Support

1:1 coaching with a trained Career Coach

Professional and leadership development training

Career Planning

Industry-specific mentorship and career exploration

Collaboration & Research

University President Convening

Partnerships and events with Michigan College Access and Detroit College Access Networks

Partnerships and events with Hispanic professional associations, including ALPFA

Collaboration with other first-generation college support organization

SW Detroit Community partners and parents
MIHC Students
MIHC Students


By empowering students from underrepresented communities to complete college, MiHC positions students to financially thrive, mentor, and volunteer to help stabilize Michigan communities