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Latino Student Fund

  • Latino Student Fund
  • 555 12th St NW
    Suite 620
  • Washington, DC 20004
  • 202-244-3438
  • 1994

Program Description

The mission of the Latino Student Fund (LSF) is to provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for PreK-12th grade under-served students of Hispanic descent and to promote higher education and professional leadership.

The LSF offers a variety of free educational programming for Hispanic families of the DC metro region: a Saturday morning tutoring program for grades PK-12 students, educational access counseling for families and LISTO, a comprehensive, four year cohort model college prep program.

LISTO seeks to remove common barriers to higher education by helping Latino students and their families navigate the complex college admission and financial aid process.

Success Stories

Check out this inspirational video of one of our LISTO students!

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 90%
  • African American: 10%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 150
  • Middle School: 30
  • Elementary School: 50
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (10)


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%