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Latino U College Access

  • Latino U College Access
  • PO Box 548
    1 Martine Avenue
  • White Plains, NY 10602
  • 914-828-0400
  • Elena Pellegrini
  • College Access Program Manager
  • 914-828-0400

Program Description

Latino U College Access is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring college opportunity and success for Latino youth who are first in their families to go to college. We work with students in Westchester County, NY.

Community information session provide information in the Spanish language. Topics include:

  • Pathway to College, Admissions 101, Paying for College, College Success.
  • Student workshops for juniors include:
  • SAT/ACT Prep, College Essay Seminar, Application Boot Camp, and College Coach Program.
  • Student workshops for seniors include:
  • FAFSA and Application Boot Camp and College Success 101.
  • Success Stories

    100% of coached students who are first in their family to go to college enroll in a college. Student in 2012 Cohort received a full scholarship to Bates College. Student in 2013 Cohort accepted to Cornell University's School of Architecture and recipient of Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer scholarship.

    Best Practices Library

    Support students through financial aid award appeals process. Community information sessions so that parents can support their students and collaborate with school counselor. One-on-one coaching available for select number of juniors to start the college application process in the summer before their senior year. Financial Aid award letter comparison spreadsheet gives students and families a way to evaluate financial aid award offers.

    Services Provided

    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College transition and retention support
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


    Education Level and
    Number of Students

    • High School: 475
    • Middle School: 90
    • Elementary School: 40
    • Post-secondary: 0
    • Non-traditional: 0

    Populations Served

    • Academically High-performing
    • ESL Students
    • Undocumented Students (3)


    • More than 75%

    Colleges Attended
    by Alumni

    • University of New Haven

    Matriculation & Completion

    • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%