Hispanic students represent only 16% of undergraduate students nationwide — a trend that the LSF is working to reverse through its multigenerational education program. Children as young as four join its academic support initiative, engaging in one-on-one Saturday morning tutoring sessions, complete with breakfast, free books, and individualized support in English and math. When they enter high school, a year-round mentoring program along with after-school and summer college prep programs help each student prepare for the transition to post-secondary education and a healthy adulthood. ESL and computer literacy classes for parents run concurrently with the tutoring program — providing the entire family with educational opportunities in one location. LSF serves over 700 individuals each year; 100% of students graduate from high school and enroll in post-secondary education. Now that's a statistic we can all get behind.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 3
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Statewide
Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)
Ethnic Groups Served: Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students
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- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for The Latino Student Fund is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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