Frequently Asked Questions
Latino U College Access is one of the only college access and success organizations specifically supporting Latino students. Focusing on the cultural identity of our Scholars empowers us to establish trust, build community, and maintain an enduring network of support. Our programs ensure that first-generation, low-income students enroll and succeed at schools that will open doors to positions of influence, where they can be representatives of and advocates for the Latino community in spaces where they have not been seen or heard before.
Students who attend our partner high schools are nominated by School Counselors, complete an application, and join us for a personal interview. To be nominated, students must:
- Self identify as Latino and a first-generation college student
- Be eligible for free or reduced lunch
- Demonstrate academic aptitude with a minimum 3.5 GPA and a course load that includes AP & honors classes
Latino U College Access partners with high schools in Westchester County New York that have Latino student populations around 50% or more. We are working to grow our capacity and serve more school districts and areas in the future.
Thank you to our current school partners – Alexander Hamilton High School, New Rochelle High School, Ossining High School, Peekskill High School, Port Chester High School, Sleepy Hollow High School, White Plains High School.
Latino U College Access is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record. Our mission is possible because of the incredible generosity of our donors.
The NACAC directory of college access and success programs includes descriptions and contact information for hundreds of college access programs, charter school networks, local education foundations, and community-based organizations that are helping underserved students to become college-ready.
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