Empowering New Generations of Leaders
In 1983, TELACU established its Education Foundation in response to crisis-level dropout rates for Latino students in college.
Early on, TELACU discovered that while financial assistance is vital to achieve academic success, impacting other key factors is equally or more important. Students who are the first in their families ever to attend college lack the support system necessary to achieve their dream of higher education. Socioeconomic factors of family responsibility, cultural identity and financial stress create very real conflicting challenges to academic life.
The Foundation accepted this challenge head on, combining important financial assistance with highly effective programs that ensure academic success. From college preparation to academic/career guidance and mentoring, the Foundation’s programs and services annually support 500 college students and serve approximately 1,500 middle and high school students, nursing students and veterans.
The success of the Foundation is best summarized by the numbers: 100% of our high school seniors and college seniors graduate. Additionally, in Los Angeles County where only 40% of high school students graduate, 100% of our high school students not only graduate but also go on to pursue post-secondary education.
TELACU Education Foundation Brochure
2012 Impact Report