Pursuing your dream college is challenging for anyone. Now, imagine being the first in your family to do so, grappling with financial and language barriers at the same time. Working with under-resourced Latino and immigrant families throughout Northern Virginia, Edu-Futuro offers free, Spanish-English bilingual programs to inspire a new generation of leaders. Each year, close to 700 students work toward graduation through the multi-stage, after-school Emerging Leaders Program (ELP): middle schoolers build STEM skills through hands-on robotics; high schoolers engage in leadership development and mentorships; and rising seniors receive year-long support as they navigate college applications and enrollment. A suite of programs — from workforce development to parenting classes — empowers parents too and helps them secure employment, adapt to life in the US, and fully advocate for themselves and their children.

Headquarters: VA-Arlington County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Immigrants/Refugees

Schools They Work In: We have partnership agreements with Arlington and Fairfax County public schools.

Awards & Recognition

• Our partnership with Arlington Public Schools, providing us with program space in 10 schools and a central office.
• The Linowes Leadership Award presented to Elizabeth Clavel, who started as a parent in our classes and currently leads our Parent Leadership Initiative.
• Parent Leadership Initiative graduates, including the chair of the ESOL Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and scholarships awarded from outside sources to graduates of ELP.

Other Awards:
• The MetLife Foundation Teacher-Parent Engagement Through Partnership Award- 2002
• Spirit of Giving 100- 2008
• American University Washington College Of Law's Annual Diversity Award- 2009
• National Responsible Fatherhood Capacity Building Initiative Award – 2010
• Young Women of Achievement, Finalist (Executive Director, Eneida Alcalde) – 2011
• Connect with Kids Champion, (Board member, Vivian Delgado) – 2011


Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Edu-Futuro is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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