Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York has received a five-year, $2.6 million Title V grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to establish “ADELANTE,” a program designed to reinvigorate, enhance, and accelerate progress through the developmental sequence, as well as enhance college credit courses and expand faculty development and research immersion.
Dr. Carmen Coballes-Vega, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hostos, said the Title V award will greatly assist the College’s mission to improve its retention and graduation rates, as well as facilitate students’ successful transition to four-year colleges.
“The Office of Academic Affairs is deeply honored to receive this Title V grant. These funds will facilitate academic productivity and efficiency by enabling faculty to conduct research and create opportunities in courses for student research and practicum experiences,” said Coballes-Vega. All of these high-impact practices, promoted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), will enable students to remain engaged, and most importantly, graduate.”
ADELANTE is the result of a collaborative effort by the Hostos divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Development and Enrollment Management, and Administration and Finance.
“Receiving a Title V grant is a tremendous honor and another great mark for Hostos’ faculty and staff. The College’s excellent leadership team strives to inspire the very best from the individuals we serve, our students. A Title V grant award is a sure sign that Hostos is doing what it set out to do in 1968, change people’s lives,” said Interim President David Gómez.
About the Title V grant program:
The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services. 

Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.