About CREAR Futuros
Hispanic Federation launched the CREAR (College Readiness, Achievement and Retention) Futuros program in 2012 to address the systemic barriers that prevent many Latinos from earning a college degree.
To address this crisis, HF works with higher education partners such as The City University of New York (CUNY) and private foundations and corporations to implement student retention and achievement models that increase the percentage of Latino students graduating from college.
The program is helping to boost Latino student GPA, retention, course completion, and graduation rates through the following supports:
Connection to social services
Only 15% of Latinos hold a bachelor's degree.
The lowest out of all other ethnic groups.
Host professional development events
Offer internship opportunities
Connect students to CBO programs & services
Advance policies that promote educational equity & access
Provide peer-mentor guidance & support
Manage program planning
Offer leadership training
Facilitate campus specific training
Provide peer support & safe space for 20 mentees
Assess mentee goals & needs
Develop workshops & events to support mentees
Attend professional development events with mentees
Receive specialized support from mentor
Gain access to exclusive professional &
leadership development events
Boost GPA, retention & graduation
New York, City University of New York
Borough Manhattan Community College
LaGuardia Community College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City College of Technology
Naugatuck Valley Community College
University of Central Florida
Rhode Island College