What are HSI Grants?

Title III and Title V are five year HSI grants that provide colleges and universities with high numbers of Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x students and limited resources with funding intended to build their capacity to expand opportunities and increase success for Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x students. 

PCC’s HSI Grants

PCC’s first Title V HSI grant was awarded in 2000.

Title V Individual Awards

  1. 2000-2005: “Creating Learning Communities to Increase Hispanic Student Success and Persistence”
    • Strategies: Teaching and Learning Center, Learning Communities, XL Summer Bridge/First Year Experience (FYE), Conexion tutoring

  2. 2010-2015: “XL for Life – Transforming Developmental Education at PCC”
    • Strategies: Pathways FYE, College 1, Success Coaching, LancerPoint 

  3. 2015-2020: “Making the Second Year a Supported, Engaging, and Accessible Pathway to Completion”
    • Strategy: Second Year Pathway

  4. 2020-2025: "Pathways to Completion II"
    • Develop a multi-faceted approach to career exploration that introduces early and reinforces often, offers robust internship opportunities contextualized for each career community, and provides career content that is embedded into curriculum
    • Build and foster a multi-modal Network of Care—a student support model rooted in the fundamental belief that student support and advising is a shared responsibility and that support needs to be provided at both the micro and macro levels in order to truly impact the student experience
    • Increase student outcomes and close equity gaps to ensure alignment with state-mandated performance-based funding focused on student equity and student success

  5. 2023-2028: “UPREACH: Unifying PCC’s Resources to Empower  & Accelerate Completion for Hispanic/Latine Students”
    • Actualizing a Unified Approach to Personalized Care: Unify, Support, Retain
    •  Foster Community and Connection through a Cariño Mindset  Community, Connection, Culture  
    • Coalesce Existing Technologies to Develop  a Unified and Student-Friendly Experience

Title V Cooperative Arrangement Awards

  1. 2004-2009: “Improving Student Persistence and Degree Completion” (Partner – Mount St. Mary’s)
    • Strategy: Career Pathways: Business, Teaching, Nursing, and Art & Design
  2. 2012-2017: “Building a Design Technology Pathway to Increase Student Access and Completion” (Partner - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) 
    • Strategy: Design Tech Pathway

Title III (HSI STEM) Cooperative Awards

  1. 2010-2015:  “Developing an Accessible Intersegmental STEM Pathway in Environmental Sciences for Underserved Hispanic Students” (Partner - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
    • Strategy:  Environmental Science Pathway

Abriendo Caminos & Pathways to Completion II

  • In October 2019, PCC was awarded the HSI Title V grant: “Abriendo Caminos: Opening Pathways to Institutionalize Equity.”
  • In October 2020, PCC was awarded the HSI Title V grant: “Putting Career First and Expanding the Network of Care in PCC’s Pathway to Completion for Hispanic Students.”

Pathways to Completion  Abriendo Caminos

Abriendo Caminos and Pathways to Completion share the common framework of race-conscious, identity-affirming, and culturally sustaining.