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 Previous 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

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

PCC’s Current HSI Title V Grants:

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.