The Hispanic Federation, a national nonprofit organization, developed the CREAR (College Readiness, Achievement and Retention) Futuros program to provide Latino students with mentoring and support to help them achieve success in college.

The program uses a “community of care” model that includes peer and career mentorship, leadership development, internship opportunities, and connection to social services. The goal of the program is to increase the percentage of Latino students graduating from college.

From 2015 to 2018, the Rutgers Education & Employment Research Center (EERC) evaluated the program, which is offered by nine colleges in New York, Florida, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.