COVID-19 Crisis Response

In this time of global crisis, our care and commitment to our students and the LUCA community are stronger than ever.  Read our LUCA Update and Community Resource page for information on how we will continue to support the college dreams of our Scholars and their families.

Our Mission

Increase college enrollment and completion among Latino youth who are first in their family to attend college by providing guidance and access to opportunity through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

We transform lives by making college dreams a reality for first generation students.

Our Impact 2012-2020

  •  3,330 students and families attended Community Information Sessions

  •  2,510 parents and students participated in FAFSA Boot Camps
    • 96% of students submitted FAFSA
    • 70% of families report incomes at or below $46,000 annually
  • 222 first-generation Latino U Scholars
    • 99% of Scholars remain in college on track to graduate
    • 93% enrolled in 4-year universities
    • 65% enrolled in 4-year private universities
    • 50% attending "most selective" to "very selective" institutions
    • 55% pursuing a degree in STEM
  • The Latino U Scholars program matches a high-potential, low income student with a college coach throughout their senior year in high school for one-on-one support to ensure they maximize their opportunities and fulfill their potential. In addition we remain with our Scholars throughout their college years providing mentorship and helping them stay in college, develop their career skills and apply for internships.

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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.



    Join businesses, colleges, local school districts, and community organizations committed to increasing college enrollment and success. Contact us at to inquire about partner opportunities.



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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