Student Blog:

Laura G.

Before starting my first semester at Binghamton University, I was worried how I was going to fit in. Everyone has always told me college is supposed to be a fresh start; where you can be anyone you want to be. Well, the real question was, who did I want to be? The most important thing I did, in my opinion, right before starting off, was setting my priorities. Being a first generation scholar meant that my main goal had to be my education, for me and for my family. I had worked hard to get the grades I could and had to keep those grades up if I wanted any chance at going to medical school. I also knew that I had to do something other than just study or I would go crazy. A social life is very important and hard to maintain in college. This was a challenge I faced that took me a while to get used to READ MORE > 

Our Program Impact

Since our launch, Latino U has had tremendous impact reaching thousands of students and parents eager to receive much needed information and guidance. Our bilingual, culturally-relevant programs focus on increasing Latino youth’s access to college resources and guiding them through the process from their senior year of high school until college graduation.


Over 1,000 parents and students have attended out information sessions delivered in local high schools and community centers throughout the year.


Volunteer College Coaches and Near-Peer Mentors provide students with support and guidance applying and succeeding in college.

  • 86% of students who participated in volunteer college coach programs have successfully enrolled in and are attending 4 year private colleges.
  • 100% of students attending 4 year private colleges received 75% to 100% financial aid and scholarship support.
  • $1,000 Scholarships awarded to students for much needed dorm and school supplies.


Student workshops and prep sessions guide students by providing one-on-one student support.

In Year 1 of workshops we have assisted:

  • 100 families with the completion of FAFSA applications.
  • 50 students with the writing of their College Essay Writing
  • 3 Local school districts have partnered to offer our services to their students

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Help students through ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer at Latino U College Access and make a difference in a student’s life by helping them reach their college goals and fulfill their potential.



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Help to change a life and make college dreams a reality. Latino U College Access relies on the generous donations of individuals like you, and receives philanthropic support from private foundations and corporations to help Latino youth receive a higher education and a chance at an exciting future.


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