Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro)
|Last updated on May 9, 2013|
Edu-Futuro (formerly Escuela Bolivia) empowers Latino children, youth, and families through education and leadership development to succeed and contribute to their community, while teaching others about Latin American cultures.
Since its inception, Edu-Futuro has worked to empower thousands of Latino children, youth, and families through education and leadership development programs. Edu-Futuro serves Latino families of any origin and also teaches the broader community about the Latin American culture to enhance cross-cultural understanding. Core programs include:
• Escuela Bolivia Program: The organization began as an academic enrichment program teaching Spanish to children and offering ESL and Spanish classes to parents and adults. To date, we have developed the language and academic skills of thousands of children and adults.
• Emerging Leaders Program (ELP): ELP is a leadership development program that serves up to 60 Latino high school students each year. Students are prepared for success through a series of workshops on topics such as building effective study skills, university campus visits, community service activities, and interaction with young, professional Latino or bilingual mentors.
• Parent Leadership Initiative: Provides courses that train Latino parents to become advocates for their children’s education by improving communication in the home and strengthening involvement in schools.
Edu-Futuro's Latino roots have given the organization a unique insight into our community’s needs. As such, it has developed community-based solutions to support Latino families of modest means from Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties, as well as Washington, DC.
Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro) was founded in 1998 by Bolivian parents, in partnership with Arlington Public Schools, who sought to meet the educational needs of the region’s growing Latino population. Over the years, Edu-Futuro has grown from a group of less than a dozen volunteers to a recognized nonprofit with a central office, a Board of Directors, and over 25 staff. In addition to hiring a new Executive Director this past year, Edu-Futuro overhauled its website, revamped publicity materials, secured support from new donors, and converted its Central Office into a computer lounge for students to access during out-of-school hours. Further, Edu-Futuro will be featured in the 2011-12 Catalogue for Philanthropy, an annual publication that features some of the best smaller nonprofits from the Greater Washington area.
Contact person: Eneida Alcalde, Executive Director, (703) 228-2560, (email)
Main office number
: (703) 228-2560Office fax number:
Web Site: http://www.edu-futuro.org
||2801 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 216
Arlington, VA 22201
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|| Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Clarendon Metro
|Last updated on May 9, 2013|