To strengthen Central Indiana by advocating for and preparing Latino students for educational success and by connecting Latino families to health and social services.
Overview: La Plaza has two areas of focus: educational success of Latino students and access to essential health and social services for Latino families. Our education programs and services address the disproportionately high dropout risks experienced by Latinos, and the under-representation of Latinos in postsecondary institutions by incorporating components of academic readiness and support, college and career exploration, leadership development, community service, advocacy, and technology training. Our four premier academic programs include: 1) Tu Futuro; 2) Leadership Institute for Latino Youth (LILY); 3) Summer Discovery; and 4) The La Plaza Scholarship Fund. Our health and social services programs for Latino families include
emergency assistance with rent and utilities, WIC Clinic, services for female victims of domestic violence, healthcare enrollment, holiday assistance, enrollment in income supports, and the Latino Opportunity Center (financial coaching, entrepreneurship support, employment training and placement).
Previous Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
- 2022: Program support for Tu Futuro