Worcester State University - Latino Education Institute

  • MA

About Us

At the Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University, we strive to improve the academic achievement and well-being of Latino students (grades K-16) and their families, including students enrolled at WSU. Founded in 2000 by a coalition of community leaders, we work to narrow the education achievement gap through direct services to students, family engagement, and research.

We serve more than 1,800 families annually with programs in violence prevention, education, literacy, leadership, civic engagement, and health. We’ve developed innovative models that boost family-school involvement, highlight the strengths of Latino families, employ gender-specific design, reduce school dropout rates, improve enrollment in college, and promote an informed citizenry. - See more at: http://www.worcester.edu/Latino-Education-Institute/#sthash.xpwHbIX7.dpuf