For 35 years, in partnership with our network of committed partners, the TELACU Education Foundation has equipped thousands upon thousands of first-generation Latinos with the tools necessary to shatter barriers to their academic and professional success.
Each year, the Foundation impacts the lives of more than 2,000 high school, college and graduate students, as well as brave veterans, who live in underserved communities. Supporting Latinos—our nation’s largest and fastest-growing demographic—not only ensures that these outstanding young people have the opportunity to build their own American Dream, but also empowers them to help build a better future for their families and for us all.
Our Continuum of Education, a dynamic model created by the Foundation and comprised primarily of the College Readiness and College Success Programs, propels these students from high school through graduate studies while also preparing them for successful entry into the competitive and increasingly technical 21st Century workforce. Approximately 75% of our amazing TELACU Scholars earn a degree in a STEM or Business-related discipline, and they graduate prepared to fill our nation’s critical need for highly skilled professionals in these demanding sectors.
TELACU Scholars have built a stellar legacy individually and collectively. Historically, approximately 98% of our high school students graduate, and almost without exception pursue higher education; more than 99% of our college Scholars earn at minimum a Bachelor’s degree, with an increasing number going on to seek advanced degrees.
Today, an army of TELACU Scholar Alumni stretches across the country and beyond. They are the researchers and engineers, the entrepreneurs and CEOs, the educators and policy-makers, the leaders who continue making America—a nation founded on the hopes and dreams of immigrants—the greatest nation on Planet Earth!
On behalf of the entire TELACU Family, we thank you for partnering with us in Building the Dream!
Dr. David C. Lizárraga
Founder & Chairman