The Latino Student Fund Scholarship Program was founded in 1994 in Washington, DC by community leaders, educators and parents who recognized the overwhelming need to combat school dropout rates in the Latino community by providing better access to educational opportunities. The Tutoring Program was founded in 1998 to provide supplemental academic support to at-risk and underprivileged Latino youth. The Listo and Listo Rapido college preparation courses for high school students were added to our list of program offerings in 2010. The LSF Access Program officially launched in the fall of 2011. The Latino Student Fund continues to modify and expand its program offerings to meet the changing needs of the Latino community.
Number of Students Served:
DC Government, Foundations, Private Donations
The mission of the Latino Student Fund (LSF) is to provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for under-served PreK-12th grade students of Hispanic descent and to promote higher education and professional leadership.
LISTO will provide rigorous year-round support for student cohorts in grades 9-12 for the duration of their high school years. The program includes supplemental academic enrichment, direct support and informational outreach related to post-secondary admissions, and opportunities for interpersonal development, career exposure and cultural expression. The goals of the program are: A) Facilitate students' successful transitions to high school and from high school to college; B) Increase students' preparedness for the college admissions process; C) Promote financial literacy; D) Prepare students for the 21st century workforce.
College Prep, ACT Prep, Saturday morning Tutoring Program
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American: