In partnership with Grow with Google, HACU is launching the Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program. The new initiative will provide Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with a grant to launch an evidence-based digital skills curriculum, created by Google, to help Latino students build their careers and increase their economic potential. Through the program, Google will partner with HACU and invest $2 million to help HSIs train 200,000 Latino students on digital skills by 2025.

The Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program offers a semester-long in-person and online digital skills program to help students prepare for critical steps in their career journey. Whether preparing for an internship or first job, students will have an opportunity to join interactive video and in-person lessons, participate in activities that help them master key digital and real-world skills, and meet with peers or career counselors for follow-up discussions.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C and Sacramento, California.

Grow with Google was started in 2017 to help Americans grow their skills, careers, and businesses. It provides free training, tools, and expertise to help small business owners, veterans and military families, job seekers and students, educators, startups, and developers. Since Grow with Google’s inception, it has helped more than six million Americans develop new skills. Grow with Google has a network of more than 8,000 partner organizations like libraries, schools, small business development centers, chambers of commerce, workforce development boards and nonprofits to help people coast-to-coast.

Before applying for a sub-grantee for the Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program, please make sure to read/download the instructions here.

To access the sub-grantee application for the Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program, please click here.

Please submit your final proposal by Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to Maria Guadalupe Partida, Student Development Manager, at Any questions or comments can also be directed to Ms. Partida.