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.   We help them achieve this goal through hard work and lots of encouragement and individual guidance.

Class of 2019 graduates are attending the following colleges and universities: University of Pennsylvania, Washington College, Towson University, University of Maryland-College Park, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Baltimore City Community College.

The Class of 2020, our fifth cohort of 13 students, will be attending:  Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), Towson University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Goucher College, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Community College of Baltimore County.

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

Class of 2020

Smiling young woman holding balloons and a sign that reads "University of Maryland College Park"

Michelle’s Story

Michelle, a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, will be pursuing a degree in international business at the University of Maryland-College Park with an Incentive Award Scholarship which will pay for her education and all expenses for four years. Michelle was a summer intern with BGE in their External Affairs department for two years. “¡Adelante Latina made me realize how possible my goals were. I am not sure where I would be without the program and the help I received from my tutor and the directors.”

Smiling young woman holding a sign that reads "Johns Hopkins University"

Emily’s Story

Emily, a graduate of Baltimore City College High School, will be a biology major in the Baltimore Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University which provides her with a four-year full scholarship program. “Without the help of ¡Adelante Latina!, there is no way that I would have been accepted to Johns Hopkins University. I am so grateful to have been given so much guidance along the way. “

Class of 2019

Lily’s Story

Lily, a graduate of Digital Harbor High School and 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, a graduate of Baltimore City College High School, 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, 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. Fulfilling a dream of hers, Damaris spent spring semester of her junior year studying in Greece.

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