The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC) is a nonprofit organization that provides academic and career support programs and services in order to enable more Hispanic students to graduate from college and achieve career success. The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), was created in 2018 by a group of Hispanic leaders in Southeast Michigan. The goal of the group was to create a high-level plan to improve the economic strength of the Hispanic community. After a series of meetings, there was a group consensus that MiHC would focus on improving Hispanic high school and college graduation rates in Detroit and over time, expand efforts across the United States.
Statistics show that nationally, only 67.1% of Hispanics finish high school and only 15.7% graduate from college with 4-year degrees. In Detroit, the rates are 30.3% and 6.1% respectively. The MiHC has launched of La Próxima Generación (Próx Gen), a program focused on supporting the Hispanic youth as they navigate from high school to college, and onto careers. The MiHC works to raise awareness, build intentional capacity to weave a coordinated eco-system, formalize partnerships, collaborate and leverage existing efforts, and create culturally relevant solutions and program interventions that support Hispanic student persistence rates.
Sources: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey