Catch the Next was founded by John Siceloff in 2009 with the mission of increasing success rates among Latino students in Texas. John partnered with Dr. Maria Martha Chavez to identify promising practices and devise strategies to bring them to scale. In 2012, CTN brought together three key stakeholders: the Puente Project in California, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Public Broadcasting Service to begin to implement and adapt a community college model that successfully transitioned students from developmental coursework to graduation and transfer. Catch the Next’s program combines holistic student services and a comprehensive academic pathway that ensures student and institutional success.
Catch the Next empowers Latino and other underrepresented students to catch their college and career dreams.