Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has worked in partnership with Latino youth and families to end destructive cycles of poverty, health inequities, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community. Through our Pathways to Success model we pioneer new and innovative solutions to the most pressing issues facing Latino youth today, supporting positive youth development from age 10-21, creating a community that supports young people, and training all youth to advocate for themselves and their communities.Each year, Sociedad Latina serves 3,000 youth and adults. Three hundred of those youth age 11-21 engage intensively with Sociedad Latina through our comprehensive array of daily programming designed to build skills in four areas, identified by our constituents as those most in need of support: Education, Workforce Development, Civic Engagement, and Arts & Culture. Programs promote long term engagement and positive relationships with adults, providing youth at-risk with a vast network of support that enables them to grow into confident, competent, successful and self-sustaining adults.
"Sociedad Latina helped me in my educational level because they had after school programs where we did our homework and learned about scholarship opportunities. This was important to me being a senior in high school because I was months away from entering college. With all the preparations I received I was able to attend college while also being blessed with a full scholarship opportunity. This experience showed me that anyone can make it if only they work hard at it. The staff at Sociedad Latina showed me how to do this, encouraged me through the hard times and helped me get to where I am today." Braulio Wentworth Institute of Technology, Class of 2011