Latinos make up the largest minority group and fastest growing demographic in the nation, yet Latino students have higher school dropout rates than students of any other racial or ethnic group. In our region, the Latino Student Fund is breaking the barriers to high school graduation by providing educational support services for both youth and their families. LSF’s Tutoring Program offers at-risk Pre-K to 12th graders weekly, individualized academic support during the school year. Its Access Program not only educates families about parochial and independent school options but also prepares them for the admissions process. The LISTO college access program for low-income DCPS students features everything from college admissions and financial aid workshops to ACT prep and campus visits. (LISTO Rapido is the intensive, week-long summer version.) Starting with four students in 1994, LSF today serves more than 250 families each week and around 500 youth each year. Best of all? 90% of participants go on to college. Now that's a statistic we can all get behind.

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    Budget (FY2015)

    • $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • The current budget for Latino Student Fund is: $500k to $1 million
    • Less than $500k

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