EDUCATION

 

ILI is committed to increasing the number of Latino high school and college graduates in Indiana.  Education-focused programming includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

COLLEGE ACCESS

College Coaching
ILI works with high school students to assess student and family needs, address barriers, and identify and focus on strengths. ILI helps students navigate the college application process, financial aid, career exploration, and provides referrals to general social service agencies for other needs.

College Preparation Workshops & Presentations
ILI presents information to students and parents about college readiness, scholarships, financial aid, workforce development, and other topics related to the college preparation process. 

Indiana Latino Education Summit
ILI provides information to high school students about how to successfully prepare for and complete the college access component of the college process. A motivational session, workshop presentations, and college and opportunities fair is provided for attendees.

 

COLLEGE SUCCESS

College Coaching
ILI works with students to assess student and family needs, address barriers, and identify and focus on strengths. ILI helps students navigate college processes, financial aid, career exploration, and provides referrals to general social service agencies for other needs.

College Coaching Application

Scholarships
ILI awards need and merit-based scholarships to students who show academic excellence and community service involvement. Preference is given to applicants who are Latino first-generation college students. Applications are due May 31, 2019.

James Waters Scholarship Application 2019-2020
ILI Scholarship Application 2019-2020

Leader Scholarships
ILI provides professional development to Latino college students by offing an opportunity for students to intern at ILI and assist with all components of the organization’s work.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Internship Program
ILI secures community partners to host interns over the summer. The internship includes real world experience as well as assistance from ILI staff who guide students to develop their resume and conduct career research projects. ILI provides interns with a scholarship upon completion of the internship.  Site applications are due February 28, 2019.  Student applications are due March 31, 2019.

2019 Student Internship Application
2019 Internship Site Application

Fellowship Program
ILI secures corporate partners to host fellows who college seniors or graduate students. The fellowship includes real world experience and character and leadership development trainings. Fellows are paid directly for their time. Student applications are due March 31, 2018.

2019 Fellowship Student Application
2019 Fellowship Site  Application

Freshmen Employment Exploration Program
ILI secures community partners to host incoming college freshmen over the summer. The program includes real world experience as well as assistance from ILI staff who guide students to develop their resume and provides professional development training’s. ILI provides students with a scholarship upon completion of the program Student applications are due March 31, 2018.

2019 Employment Exploration Student Application
2019 Employment Exploration Site Application 

 

SYSTEM CHANGE

Advocacy
ILI works to inform community leaders, elected officials, education professionals, and community organizations about the challenges and opportunities that exist for college bound Latino Hoosiers. ILI also creates movements and informs the public about initiatives at the grassroots level.

Indiana Latino Higher Education Consortium
ILI works with college and university leaders to influence system change to increase Latino enrollment, retention, and completion rates at Indiana higher education institutions.

 

Thank you to our funders!