Our
Focus

Education Excellence


Investing In Latinos

Our Educational Excellence Initiative works to level the playing field for Latinos in our region through our Hispanic Foundation College Success Program (HFCSP) and the Latinos in Technology Scholarship.

Latinos in Technology Scholarship (LITS)

We award college scholarships renewable for up to three years to Latino students who excel in the classroom and community

Hispanic Foundation College Success Program (HFCSP)

We empower families to create a roadmap towards a college-oriented future for their children by connecting them to essential information and programs.


Cradle to Career

Our Latinos in Technology Education Initiative encapsulates our holistic approach to engage the community at all stages of education and personal development.

Parent Education

The goal of the Parent Education Academy (PEA) is to increase the knowledge and engagement of Latinx parents in the involvement of their children’s education. Our PEA partners are Family Engagement Institute (FEI) at Foothill College, Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), and Familias Unidas, United Through Education. We also partner with HOLA! South Bay to provide Grow with Google digital literacy programs (Aprendizaje Digital) in Spanish for adults seeking to further their tech skills. Our PEA programs serve 1,000+ parents served per year.

Grades K-5

We collaborate with Springboard Collaborative to help students boost reading skills while also strengthening family-educator relationships. Our partners at Science is Elementary help us bridge the gap between children and access to exciting, high-quality science education. Our partners at Calculus Roundtable provide students with an understanding of the world through the lenses of math and science.

Grade 6-8

We provide coding classes and math proficiency resources. We collaborate with Girls Who Code to offer 6th, 7th, and 8th graders the opportunity to learn about STEM through the lens of Latina STEM professionals. We also collaborate with Silicon Valley Education Fund to provide Elevate [Math] programs, to increase the number of students passing and meeting Common Core math standards in their next-level math class, to get them on a path for college and career success.

High School

We provide college-readiness resources and workshops to students in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. We collaborate with Quetzal Mama to provide college admission coaching. Quetzal Mama is a national resource for students and families from historically underrepresented groups seeking exceptional college advice and support.

College

Our college initiative consists of our Latinos in Technology Scholarship (LITS) program, which awards renewable scholarship support for up to three (3) years to Latinx juniors and seniors who have declared a major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related field at a four-year university. We also pipeline our scholars into summer internship programs and provide professional development opportunities through our Career Coaching program Empowered Students and our Conexiones Mentorship Program. To date, 427 college students have received scholarships.


Education Impact

479

Latinx Scholars
in our programs

81%

First Gen
Scholars

50%

Percentage of
scholars that intern with
our corporate funders


Education Excellence Funders