Access helps identify independents and parochial schools.
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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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ABOUT THE LSF
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.
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.
WHAT IS THE ACCESS PROGRAM?
The Access program is designed to help parents identify and apply to Pre-K-12th grade independent and parochial schools. The program includes five virtual 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 virtually for the 2020-21 admissions season. The information presented in the virtual 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
- Virtual Workshops Begin – Late September
- BSF/LSF School Fair – Mid October
- Virtual Workshops End – Early December
- School Applications Due – January
Saturday 9am -12pm
With a global health crisis highlighting disparities across our communities, the LSF’s mission is more important than ever. Please consider donating to the LSF and help hundreds of students and families across the DC metro area continue on their path to a better education. Together we can be agents of hope and come out stronger in a better future.