We distinctively teach, mentor, and support academically ambitious first-generation Hispanic high-school and college students in under-resourced Michigan Hispanic communities.
MiHC has four key focus areas:
- College Access
- College Success
- Young Professional
- Innovation & Collaboration
“Equitable opportunity, access, and college persistence drive our efforts. Only 8% of the 50,000 Detroit Hispanics have bachelor’s degrees. 9% of Michigan’s K-12 student population is Hispanic – a number that continues to grow and outpace other groups. These students represent the largest minority group in the country and will grow to 30% by 2060.”
To complement our service delivery, we have created a technology toolkit. Through these virtual supports, we can address digital equity and inclusion and provide even more resources to students and families.
The MiHC technology toolkit includes:
- La Puerta: a dynamic online portal for students, parents, and young professionals that simplifies the complex college and career ecosystem by providing culturally relevant resources all in one place
- Text Nudging Support: high-impact behavioral science that regularly engages students, developing mindsets for college success and completion
- UStrive: virtual mentorship platform that allows students to connect with Hispanic professionals that provide individualized support and advice
- CoPilot: is both a case management and customer relationship management tool (CRM) to support student success