Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) nurtures a community of students and scholars engaged in the study of Latinos and Latin Americans and has expanded the presence of Latinos in higher education, enriching the undergraduate research experience and helping to prepare student for successful application to professional and graduate school programs. Signature programs include: a three-stage, mentoring system that supports students from high school through undergraduate and graduate school; Latino Role Models Day; Bridge Builders Forum, designed to increase Latino access to higher education; and SÕL-CON: The Brown & Black Comix Expo.