The Escalera Program The Escalera Program uses a national evidence-based curriculum developed by UnidosUS model to provide academic support to Latinx students in grades 9-12. The goal is to promote upward economic mobility for Latinx students through programming that focuses on increasing academic achievement, career planning, and exposure to advanced careers. Program components include tutoring, career workshops, guest speakers, resume building workshops, ACT/SAT prep and summer internships. The program uses a holistic approach that encourages parent involvement through ongoing support from a resource specialist. The Escalera program operates at East, West, Memorial, and La Follette High School in Madison, WI.
Other program components include:
Summer internship opportunities for junior students at local businesses under the guidance of business leaders, many of them Latino. Learn more.
BECAS Scholarship Program to encourage and assist Latino youth in the program to further their education. Learn more.