The Latino Student Fund (LSF) was founded in 1994 to address disparities in access to education for Hispanic students in Washington, DC, and has since served more than 4,000 youth across its programs

OUR MISSION

Provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation to undeserved PreK-12th-grade students of Hispanic descent. By providing year-round, out-of-school-time programs for low-income, at-risk students and their families, we increase levels of educational attainment in the community.

OUR GOALS

  • Academic support for at-risk PreK-12th grade students
  • Alleviate barriers to higher education among first generation youth
  • Empower Latino families to serve as strong advocates for their children

OUR LOCATION

WHAT WE DO…

BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION

The greatest strength of our work is the ability to involve the entire family in our programs. By educating families through English classes, school workshops, and computer training, we make learning accessible for every generation.

PROVIDE AN EARLY START

Our initiatives work in concert to encourage a college-going culture from a young age. We provide programs for students starting in pre-school to help combat the short and long-term effects on a child’s cognitive development.

SUPPORT THE FUTURE

Our programs don’t stop once students graduate high school. We create a network of peers and mentors that our students can rely on whether it’s their first year of middle school or first year of college.

MEET OUR TEAM

Volunteers, family members, friends, educators, and community partners all play important roles in our work.

OUR STAFF

President & CEO

Development   

Family Resources

Post-Secondary Success

Listo Coordinator

Tutoring Coordinator MD

Tutoring Coordinator DC

Maria Fernanda Borja

Agnes Zalezakova

Blanca Agudelo

Mario Meza

 

Clara Lincoln

Karina Rodriguez

OUR BOARD

The LSF maintains a diverse Board of Directors. Board members represent educators, business professionals, and community leaders who generously volunteer their time and resources to ensure that we successfully execute our mission and continue to strengthen our work.

Board Chair

Vice Chair

Treasurer

Secretary

Fernando Barrueta

Joseph DiPietro

Jeyben Castro

 

Alejandra Montenegro Almonte

Evelyn Maultsby-Bynum

Alex Diaz-Asper

Bill Ciesar

Lizette Corro

Will Napper