The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative is proud to partner with high schools, universities, and other organizations to help us make a difference in students’ lives.
Overtime, and with greater funding, our partnership list will grow as we expand efforts to service more Detroit high school students and offer our services to Hispanic students across Michigan. Our priority focus will be communities with large concentrations of Hispanic students like Pontiac, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, and more.
STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
Student Scholars and parents receive MiHC support over a 10-year period. As partners, they recognize the commitment and transformational opportunity a college degree has on their economic future and their community.
They are part of a familia of action-orientated success coaches trained to support critical transitions in their academic and professional lives!
You cannot be what you cannot see! MiHC leverages the lived experiences of first-generation Hispanic college graduates. As college Padrino's or Madrina’s, mentors help Hispanic youth get to and through college. Through our virtual mentor platform, Padrino's or Madrina’s help make a difference anytime from anywhere. Mentors conduct all communication – including instant messaging, video chats, phone calls, and texts – completely online, without ever having to share personal contact information with scholars. Click here to learn more about how to sign up.
To maximize educational outcomes, our university partners acknowledge that Hispanic serving institutions must embrace programming and supports with a specific focus on culture, language, and family value systems. We work to address familismo - the strong-sense of identification with and loyalty to, nuclear and extended family. Our partners recognize the value proposition of MiHC cohort supports and work strategically to align our efforts to enhance or fill the gap for their Hispanic student MiHC Scholar population.
Currently MI, Hispanics represent 6% of the population and will more than double by 2060.
Inadequate talent pipelines inhibit businesses & industries' ability to diversify their workforce and keep pace with national shifts in the ethnic center of gravity.
Our employer partners recognize the significance of these stumbling statics and are working with us to help keep their businesses competitive. MiHC Scholars receive internship opportunities during high school and/or college. Employer partners receive priority interview and talent recruitment opportunities from our college graduate pool, discounted sponsorship for events and career fairs.
AND MANY MORE!
Partial listing of our current partners include:
- Cesar Chavez Academy High School
- Western International High School
- Detroit College Access Network (DCAN)
- Michigan College Access Network (MCAN)
- Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA)
- Excelencia in Education
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
- Hispanic Employee Resource Groups from Ally Financial, DTE Energy, Fiat Chrysler, Flagstar Bank, Ford, and General Motors
- Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- University of Michigan Center for Educational Outreach
- Wayne State University
- Central Michigan University
- Directors of Admission for the State Universities in Michigan (DASUM)
- Chicago Scholars