The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (LLSF) provides college scholarships to a population of students often overlooked by other scholarship funds in the Greater Houston area. Many of the students have average grades, yet they have a burning desire to go to college and are capable of succeeding if given the support and encouragement they so desperately need.

Abriendo Puertas (AP) works to increase college access for Latino students in the Mid-South. They provide weekly after school meetings at five partner high schools in Shelby County. They follow a national curriculum called Escalera, created by UnidosUS  (formerly the National Council of La Raza).

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools’ (SHNS) Graduate Support Program began in 2004 upon the graduation of the school’s first class of 8th graders. SHNS’s relationship with students continues well after eighth grade graduation, creating a unique support system for low-income Latino youth.

Launched in Spring 2008, College Connect (CC) is a family-based college access and success program. Each fall, CC recruits high school juniors who live or attend school in the Mission District (which has some of the lowest performing schools in California), will be first-generation college students, are on-track academically, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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