John F. Kennedy once asked Americans: "Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation."

It is imperative to nurture and support this vision of an educated nation.   Education, after all, is the great equalizer.  However, there are challenges in our community that prevent us from reaching our noble goals.

  • According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the dropout rate from Hispanics in high school was 15.1% in 2010.  The dropout rates for Hispanics remain higher than those for any other ethnic group.
  • "By the year 2025, nearly one-quarter of the nation’s college-age population will be Latino, but not enough are earning college and university degrees.” Excelencia in Education.  
  • According to the Hispanic Pew, in 2011 the number of associates and bachelor’s degrees earned by Hispanics reached a record high in the US.  However, only 8.5% of all bachelors’ recipients were Hispanic.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2007) median earning ranged from $19,000 for people who had a high degree or less to more than $60,000 for people with advanced degrees.  
  • Working age Latinos are projected to increase by 18 million (U.S.Census Bureau). Thus, the vitality of the U.S. workforce increasingly depends on Hispanic educational progress.

Our foundation is teaming up with partners to take on this challenge. Our programs are aimed at providing Latino students with the financial and educational resources necessary to obtain a college education. We also invest in programs aimed at developing the leadership skills essential for tomorrow’s competitive job market.  By becoming a donor you are supporting higher educational achievements for Latino. 

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