What We Do
LAWA is committed to advancing education and quality of life of Latino youth in the Charlotte region by offering scholarships,leadership and professional development, and career readiness programs. LAWA collaborates with other nonprofits, local colleges and universities, and volunteers in providing a series of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically sensitive programs. Our ultimate goals are to close achievement gaps, improve Latino student's high school graduation rates, and increase the number that go on to receive higher education degrees.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:
How We Are Impacted:
Due to COVID-19 our largest fundraised- Gala for Education- was postponed
until September. This event funds a large portion of our budget, especially for the youth scholarship program for Latinos seeking post - secondary education.
How You Can Help:
In 2019 LAWA awarded $74,000 in scholarships to Latino students enrolled in post-secondary education. Your donation today will go towards the scholarship program and help offset loss revenue from the gala fundraiser and ensure LAWA’s commitment to advancing the lives of Latinos in the Charlotte Region.