According to the Association of Public & Land Grant Universities, those with a Bachelor’s Degree are half as likely to be unemployed as their peers who hold only high school degrees and they make $1 million in additional earnings on average over a lifetime.  At ¡Adelante Latina! we instill in our students, all of whom will be the first in their families to attend college, the understanding of the power of achieving a college degree and the potential of its impact on their earning potential, on their families and community.   And we help them achieve this goal through hard work and lots of encouragement and individual guidance.

In June 2019 we graduated our fourth cohort of eight students, all of whom were accepted at colleges with large scholarships at the following college and universities: University of Pennsylvania, Washington College, Towson University, University of Maryland-College Park,  University of Texas-San Antonio, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Baltimore City Community College.

Read about Ashley’s, (Class of 2018) experience as a first generation student at UMBC.

Class of 2019

Lily’s Story

Lily, a freshman at BCCC, wrote a touching thank you note to her ¡Adelante Latina! tutor of three years: “Mrs. Holder, you have impacted my life in many different ways. From helping me overcome my fear of speaking English to reconsidering attending college. I never thought I could make it this far. You gave me hope, you insisted that I had the potential to follow my dreams. And so I did!”

Scarleth’s Story

Scarleth is a freshman at Washington College. Why the thumbs up? She just found out about her Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant. That grant, added to a bundle of other scholarships, will permit Scarleth to attend college debt free. She has big plans to major in International Relations and Spanish.

Class of 2017

Damaris’ Story

Damaris Marquez, a graduate of Baltimore City College High School, ventured from Maryland to the cornfields of Iowa to study at Grinnell College which offered her a full, four-year scholarship. Damaris grew up in a family with many challenges. Her freshman year at Grinnell was tough but by sophomore year, Damaris achieved a 3.0 GPA and decided on a double major: psychology and classics. In spring of 2020, Damaris will spend her semester abroad in Greece.

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