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We are always looking for volunteers to help our programs grow. Whether your passion is tutoring, college prep, mentoring a graduating high school senior, or volunteering at one of our many events, we have a program to fit your schedule and goals. 


Member Schools

The LSF works with several independent and parochial schools in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia to support youth and to encourage multicultural and socioeconomic diversity in PreK-12th grade education. Our efforts are to ensure that youth have access to the best educational opportunities that the Washington, DC Metropolitan area has to offer. LSF Member Schools benefit from the cultural and linguistic support of LSF staff and supporters.


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Our dedicated team works passionately and with determination to support the LSF’s mission in providing educational access to underrepresented communities in the DC Metropolitan Area.

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While we’re not actively hiring we’re always interested to hear from dedicated and talented individuals. Feel free to check out future job listings.

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49th Annual Black Student Fund and Latino Student Fund Book Fair 2021

Contact Us
Phone Number
(202) 244-3438

555 12th St NW Suite 620
Washington, DC 20004


Monday – Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-12:00
Sunday Closed


The Latino Student Fund (LSF) was founded in 1994 to address disparities in access to education for underrepresented 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 for underserved PreK-12th grade students and their families to promote higher education and professional leadership. The organization provides year-round, out-of-school-time programs for low-income, at-risk students and their families with the goal of increasing levels of educational attainment in the community.


The Access program is designed to help parents identify and apply to Pre-K-12th grade independent and parochial schools. The program includes in-person workshops, direct one-on-one assistance in identifying schools, bilingual application and financial-aid form assistance, WPPSI and WISC test discounts and application fee waivers (based on household income), and access to a network of over 45 independent and parochial schools.


The Access program will be offered in-person for the 2022-23 admissions season. The information presented in the workshops is an important part of the Access program and attendance is strongly encouraged. Participants will also be able to attend the BSF/LSF School Fair in October.


The Access Program provides resources and support for families interested in applying to and attending independent and parochial schools, but in no way guarantees acceptance into a school or any financial aid package. The LSF staff will do their best to find the best fit for your child and help you advocate for your child during the entire admissions process.


  • Registration Opens – Early September
  • Workshops Begin – Late September
  • BSF/LSF School Fair – Late October
  • Workshops End – Early December
  • School Applications Due – January


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910 17th St NW #317 Washington, DC 20006


M-F: 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am -12pm
Sunday: Closed