Avanzando Through College at Purdue University 2022-2023

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Avanzando through College is a 2-semester program that helps first-generation Latino students to navigate the college system. Starting in Fall 2022 and keeping the same cohort of students through Spring 2023, the Latino Cultural Center will implement a 13-workshop curriculum that will provide participants with opportunities to gain the skills to graduate from college in a timely manner and soft skills that apply to future career opportunities.

Participants are provided with wrap-around support via check-ins with a case manager and  peer mentors as well as opportunities to connect with resources across Purdue’s campus.

Participants who attend ALL mandatory sessions will be eligible for a $500 stipend in the spring.


  • First-Generation College Student or
  • Latino/a/x/e and
  • Year 1-2 Traditional Undergraduate Student (High School to Purdue) or 
  • Year 1-4 Transfer Undergraduate Student (Community College to Purdue) or 
  • Current Student at Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette Campus

The application process for 2022-2023 is now closed. 

2022-2023 Sessions  

(will take place on Purdue University’s campus from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM ET)

  1. September 20th - Welcome Session
  2. October 4th - Celebrate Identity 
  3. October 18h - Study Skills
  4. October 29th - Trip to Eiteljorg Museum: Día de los Muertos Event
  5. November 1st - Building Relationships
  6. November 15th -Semester Wrap-Up
  7. January 10th - Career Exploration
  8. January 24th - Study Skills Check-In
  9. February 7th - Taking Care of Yourself
  10. February 21st - Equity and Advocacy
  11. March 7th - Finding an Internship
  12. March 21st - Building Relationships Part II
  13. April 4th - Financial Check-Up
  14. April 18th - Semester Wrap-Up
  15. April 25th - Avanzando Celebratory Banquet


Established in 2015 through UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, Avanzando through College was created to provide support to affiliates serving Latinx college students. Through this culturally relevant college retention program, students spend a year participating in meetings focused on topics such as study skills, public speaking, and relationship-building with their peers, professors, and advisors. 

Learn more at  https://www.unidosus.org/