ABOUT

Founded in 2013 by Leonor Blum, an Argentine immigrant and Professor Emerita at Notre Dame of Maryland University, this three-year program began with 12 sophomores and has added a new sophomore cohort each fall.  Now in its seventh year, the program serves 35 students, and has graduated 4 cohorts with most of our graduates currently enrolled in college.

¡Adelante Latina! has been awarded prizes from the Latino Providers Network, the Ole! Group at Exelon, and was a 2018 finalist for the National Excelencia in Education Award.  In 2019, Leonor Blum was named as one of five Baltimore Homecoming Heroes in recognition of her work making a difference in the lives of Baltimore City Latinas.

¡Adelante Latina! helps to bridge the gap for its students by helping them overcome the socio-cultural, economic and academic barriers they face in pursuing a college career.

The program serves underprivileged and promising girls in Baltimore City public high schools who maintain at least a 3.0 average in their classes, demonstrate competency in English, ambition, leadership potential, have a supportive home environment and a passion for learning.  Our students come from households where Spanish is spoken and are therefore at a disadvantage when taking standardized college placement tests which evaluate reading comprehension and vocabulary skills.

The goal of ¡Adelante Latina! is for all participants to be accepted into either a 2-year community college or a 4-year college or university with adequate financial support. Each student who participates in the program for all three years and who enrolls in college will receive a one year $3,000 scholarship.

 

READ ABOUT ¡Adelante Latina!  IN THE NEWS:

Learn about us in the Baltimore Jewish Times here!

See us on the cover of the Baltimore Jewish Times here!

Listen to our story on WYPR here!

The Baltimore Sun highlighted ¡Adelante Latina! on page 18 of their September 2019 “Prime Time Living” supplement.

Read about Founder Leonor Blum’s recognition as a 2019 Baltimore Hometown Hero here!

Read J’more’s story about Leonor Blum’s recognition as a 2019 Baltimore Hometown Hero.

 

Listen to our grateful 2019 graduates share their experience in the program:

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