UnidosUS Escalera: Taking Steps to Success
UnidosUS Escalera is a national program that promotes economic mobility for youth.
This college-and-career readiness program meets the needs of high school juniors and seniors by providing guidance and support through:
A rigorous, semi-scripted curriculum that is responsive to students’ culture
Experiential learning activities
In 2014-2015, Escalera served nearly 1,000 students across the country.
graduated or were on-track to graduate high school
of high school graduates directly enrolled in postsecondary opportunities
of participants completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Each participant applied to an average of 4.8 colleges
Escalera currently serves 850 students in 21 sites nationwide, including Centro Hispano Daniel Torres Inc. Cohort at Reading Senior Highschool and is generously funded by UPS.