Adelante provides practical tools for success, including direct and intense academic support aimed at preparing students for success in critical reading and writing through a culturally responsive lens.  We focus on current political and social dynamics within the Latino community and beyond in order to apply real world solutions that empower students as the authors of their own stories.  We use literature produced by primarily Latino authors to enhance our understanding of how indigenous culture and language can be a pathway to success in college and beyond.   We provide a culturally affirming environment for students to grow their intellectual lives and engage their whole selves in the development of individual academic voices.