What is HACER?
The Hispanic Access to College Education Resources Project or ¡HACER! (the Spanish word for “to do”) is a collaborative partnership of community businesses, organizations and educational institutions whose goal is to support and sustain college access and success for Latino students in Miami-Dade County. The initiative formed in the fall of 2012 through a $600,000 four-year grant funded through the Lumina Foundation Latino Student Success Initiative.
To this end, Lumina is investing more than $11.5 million in Latino student success initiatives across the country, including:
- Phoenix College in Arizona
- Long Beach City College in California
- Santa Ana College in California
- Armstrong Atlantic State University in Georgia
- Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Kentucky
- University of New Mexico
- The Hispanic Federation, which will partner with the City University of New York
- Hispanics in Philanthropy in North Carolina
- The Tennessee Higher Education Commission
- The San Antonio Education Partnership
- The Southwest Texas Junior College
The grant is part of a collective effort to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025 as part of the national Goal 2025 movement.