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
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.
- 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
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.
President & CEO Maria Fernanda Borja
Development Agnes Zalezakova
Family Resources Blanca Agudelo
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 Fernando Barrueta
Vice Chair Joseph DiPietro
Treasurer Jeyben Castro
Secretary Luis Corrales
Alejandra Montenegro Almonte
Claudia A. Saad