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 Citizens Advisory Committee, and scholarships awarded from outside sources to graduates of ELP.
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
- Grant Funds Support Expansion of Student Leadership-Training Effort
Mon Oct 24 2011, Sun Gazette
Representatives from Comcast presented a contribution of $20,000 to Edu-Futuro in support of the expansion of its youth leadership program.
- Festival Latinoamericano Celebrates the Diversity of Arlington's Hispanic Community
Mon Oct 3 2011, Ballston-VirginiaSquarePatch
Edu-Futuro participated in this festival that brought Latin dance, song, and food to Arlington, despite rainy weather.
- The current budget for Edu-Futuro is: $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to
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