For more than forty years we’ve grown the power and potential of Latinas to graduate from college and become leaders in their careers and communities. We’ve distributed more than one million dollars in scholarships to students and built a powerful network of more than 600 Latina leaders.
In our recent survey of more than 600 alumnae we learned that our Chicana Latina Foundation scholars doubled the rate of educational attainment compared to state averages for Latino students and:
- Over 90% were the first member of their family to attend college
- More than half were from immigrant families
- Nearly 1/3 succeeded in college despite their undocumented status
- Over 80% remain engaged with our Alumnae Network with over two-thirds serving as volunteers and mentors for our programs
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of CLF alumnae attending community colleges have obtained degrees, as opposed to the statewide average of 40% among all Latinos. Almost 95% of CLF participants enrolled in California’s State University system completed their degrees, as compared to Latino’s statewide average of 50%. Over 95% of the respondents who attended the University of California system secured degrees, in contrast to 70% of Latinos statewide.