CREAR (College Readiness, Achievement and Retention) Futuros is a peer-mentor program that recruits qualified Latinx students in participating educational institutions to mentor, guide, and support younger students, or mentees. Mentors assist mentees regarding tutoring, financial aid, and resources available to them including, services offered by Hispanic Federation's community-based member organizations.
The goal of the program is to:
1) provide a mechanism of support to Latinx students that ensures better academic outcomes, including greater rates of degree completion.
2) promote leadership while providing financial support to qualified, selected and contracted Latinx student leaders to serve as mentors.
CREAR Futuros is focused specifically on actions that support college access, retention, and graduation rates for Latinx students in New York City, Florida, and Connecticut. CREAR Futuros focuses on Latinx students, yet activities are open to all eligible students regardless of race or national origin.
HOW IT WORKS?
Hosts professional development events and offers internship opportunities.
Connects students to CBO programs & services and advances policies that promote educational equity & access.
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
(Waterbury and Danbury campuses)
University of Central Florida
CREAR Futuros is committed to achieving systemic change and large-scale collective impact on Latinx college access, retention, and graduation. We aim to promote a common language and framework to inform action.