Adelante Hispanic Achievers, Inc.

Adelante Hispanic Achievers
State
Kentucky
Academic Level
Community-Based Organization
Issue Area
Access
Key Personnel
Program Focus
College Prep

Overview

Adelante aims to inspire and empower Latino youth to achieve their dreams and contribute as creative, educated world citizens. All programs, including Mentoring & Enrichment (M&E), Tutoring, College Readiness, and Ambassadors are designed to reach these goals:

  1. students become high academic achievers, maintaining excellent grades, GPAs, and school attendance
  2. students graduate from high school college and career ready
  3. students are prepared to pursue higher education
  4. students are connected with sufficient resources to afford higher education

Program Description

Adelante is the only organization in Louisville chartered to support Latino student success. Adelante has become a resource that engages and integrates students, families, and community. They now serve 135 students across 7 free programs weekly: Mentoring & Enrichment, 2 After School Tutoring programs, College Readiness & College Corps, ACT Prep, and Ambassadors Leadership.

Adelante's students are 100% Latino, first-generation-to-college, immigrant and refugee youth, ages 11-18, and all attend middle or high schools across Louisville. 91% are on Free/Reduced lunch.  Adelante’s unique model is wraparound and long term. Students enter in grade 6 and continue through high school graduation. Adelante focuses on the holistic and individual development of each child, including academics, career exploration, cultural awareness, and personal/social development. They engage parents as partners and improve the lives of our participants and the vitality of the Latino community.

Outcome

• 100% of Adelante’s M&E Achievers graduate high school on time.
• 97% of Adelante’s M&E Achievers have gone to college directly after high school.
• 94% of Achievers who have gone to college have graduated on time or are on track to do so. 

2017-18
All student average GPA: 3.14
All-student average attendance: 96%
Graduating GPA: 3.34
Graduating cohort total scholarships and aid: $1,486,292

In 2016, Adelante began our College/University Ally partnerships. These partnerships allow Adelante to continue supporting our Achievers after they have finished high school and graduated out of our programs. Each College or University Ally reserves a major, four-year renewable scholarship for a graduating Achiever every year, and agrees to provide an on-campus community of support to ensure our students’ success. Today, our Ally institutions include Hanover College, Centre College, Transylvania University, and Eastern Kentucky University. Over the past three years, eight Achievers have been awarded a total of $1,531,168 in scholarships and aid from College/University Allies.