Impact in Action
Nationally, only 1 out of 10 first-generation college students earn a four-year degree. At LUCA, 97% of Scholars remain on track to graduate or have graduated. Providing access to higher education is critical among low-income Latino youth. Not only do college graduates have greater career opportunities, but they also earn substantially more over their lifetimes. However, the benefits of higher education go beyond economic gains. Education can change everything!
Serving Our Community
We partner with school districts that have high Latino student populations (approx. 50% or more) across Westchester County, New York. With the support of dedicated volunteers, we deliver culturally-relevant college access and financial aid programs in Spanish and English.
College Success & Workforce Development
The need for a well-educated workforce grows increasingly urgent. Latinos are the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing demographic; they will account for 50% of new employees entering the workforce by 2025.
We guide Scholars every step of the way as they navigate college and transition into thriving careers. Our ongoing support focuses on college success, career readiness, and financial literacy.
Meet Our Familia
At LUCA, we are truly one big familia. When Scholars cry reading their acceptance letters from top institutions, those tears of joy are not just in celebration of a milestone moment; they symbolize the fulfillment of a family dream and that all of the sacrifices, extra shifts, and late nights were worth it.