Multi-Year Grant Partnerships

We can provide professional development support for your institution to meet your grant goals

Steps to Engage in Long-Term Capacity Building with ESCALA


For custom programs, ask early!

For any programming done on site or for only your campus, we typically need to plan one year ahead and schedule you into our next year’s professional development calendar. 

Sample 5-Year Schedule for Building Capacity with ESCALA

Recommended 5- Year Schedule for Building Capacity with ESCALA

Frequently Asked Questions for Grant Awardees

Which is the appropriate course, program, or webinar to register for?

We offer long and short-term programs for faculty as well as several options for staff.  Some programs have asynchronous options to allow for self-paced and self-directed learning. Use the graphic below to find which program(s) are a good fit for you and your colleagues.

We are starting to write a grant.  How many practitioners should attend your programs each year?

ANSWER. We highly recommend that you start with a smaller group the first year (5-8 people at a time in courses), made up of your leaders and biggest equity advocates. Once these leaders complete our course/program, use your first year’s alumni to recruit for a wider audience Years 2-5 by asking them to present about their experience at faculty convocation, department meetings, etc. 

After 2 or 3 years of sending faculty and staff to our programs, gather your alumni and begin thinking about creating an in-house PD program or create an assessment to determine impact.

Typically HSIs who send roughly over 40-50 people to our programs start to see institutional shifts as there are significant numbers of ESCALA alumni who are chairs, deans, and have positions on committees and can start making policy decisions differently to serve Latinx students.

What if we have a grant activity for a program that is not listed or offered in 2024-2025?

ANSWER. We offer a wide range of programming and have at least 1 or 2 offerings for each type of practitioner at an HSI. We are so busy with these programs that we do not have time to create custom programs unless we have significant lead time (8 months-1 year). Sometimes we have existing 'one off' programs that have similar goals to your HSI and can deliver that program to you. We can recommend other colegas in our network if we cannot meet your grant timeline.

who should i contact if i am interested in writing escala into a grant?

ANSWER. If you considering writing ESCALA into an institutional grant, please connect with Melissa Salazar @ to discuss professional development options that fit your institution's needs.