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Empowering Students
Engaging Parents
Transforming Communities

Emerging Leaders Programs

We believe that today's students are tomorrow's leaders. ELP I is a free series offered to youth in grades 9-12. Each ELP I series includes workshops that focus on developing professional skills and building confidence to become a leader.  Graduates can progress onto ELP II for weekly one-on-one coaching and mentoring services.

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Parent Empowerment Services

Parent Empowerment Services (PES) include all of the programs that Edu-Futuro provides for free to help parents address issues that may be hindering positive family functioning, financial stability and adaptation to life in the United States.

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Language Enrichment Programs

We offered two types of enrichment programs: (1) a Spanish school that offered classes on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters from 9 am to 12 pm for children from pre-k to 6th grade and adults; (2) a summer camp for children ages 4-11 during the last two weeks of August. Now we're rethinking our services.

What we're doing...

At Edu-Futuro, we believe that every young person deserves to thrive. Without the financial means for early childhood education, afterschool enrichment, private tutors, and college prep services, our region's first-generation students struggle to compete with their more affluent peers.

Navigating adolescence can be challenging for all, especially for immigrant youth who must overcome social and economic obstacles to prosper in adulthood. The families served by Edu-Futuro face daunting educational, economic, and linguistic obstacles.

What we aim to solve: Throughout Northern Virginia, the struggle to improve educational attainment is one of the most serious challenges facing immigrant youth and their families. In 2019, the dropout rate for ELL students was 18% at APS, 30.5% at FCPS, and 19.8% at ACPS —significantly higher, in all cases, than the school districts’ overall dropout rates of 5.6%, 7.4%, and 7.7%, respectively. This is where Edu-Futuro steps in. Click here to know more, and click here to read more.

A Succesful Story


You Can Be A Part Of Our Team

We are always looking to expand our team of volunteers. We search out dedicated people that want to make an impact in our community and the world.. If you are interested in volunteering, click the Volunteer Now button below.


Testimonials Katie Baca-Ortiz

"My experience of serving others has been memorable. I have had the chance to serve students who are in need of tutoring as well as provide leadership workshops alongside other AmeriCorps members. In addition, I have been able to serve with one time volunteers to bring back LEGO robots from sites where in-person classes took place last spring, before COVID. The experience of serving has taught me to offer a helping hand, to learn how to work with a team, to ask for help when needed, and so much more. I am looking forward to serving yet another year alongside more dedicated volunteers and a brand new AmeriCorps team."

Katie Baca-Ortiz, AmeriCorps Member

Testimonials Anjna Nair Mentor

"I showed the students how I went about building my resume. I went through each of their resumes and pointed out common mistakes and changes that could be made. I showed them how LinkedIn has been beneficial for my college and career journey and made note that if they wanted to make a LinkedIn as well, I would be more than happy to assist them. After this meeting, I was finally able to sit down with Leila and add comments, suggestions and changes. She was very happy to get back some reviews and enjoyed reading through my comments as it helped her see what things could be improved upon for a punchy and impactful college essay."

Anjna Nair, Mentor 

Testimonials Yesenia Andrade Student

"I began my journey with the help of ELP I. I didn’t know much about the process considering my parents didn’t have the opportunity to pursue a higher education. With the help of all the provided workshops, I learned more about the college application process. Then, thanks to the help from my ELP II mentor, we made it through the paperwork and successfully sent it to all my schools of interest. I have received a $78,650 scholarship to Georgetown University, admission to the University of Virginia’s Engineering School, Tufts University, and Wesleyan University. Without the support from everyone in Edu-Futuro, I wouldn’t have made it this far. I will be attending the University of Virginia this fall and couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

Yesenia Andrade, ELP II student


"By far, this was one of the best online programs that I have signed up for. Entering the ELP I program, I was instantly met with kindness and respect from all leaders. That is not to mention my mentor, a person that would help me structure my personality and my leadership throughout the summer. One of the best decisions for life that you can make now is to simply just follow Edu-Futuro on their various social media platforms. This way, you will be able to connect with the program leaders with any questions you might have as well as stay updated on the events (and awards) they offer. Without a doubt, the ELP has been one of the best extracurriculars I have engaged in, so take the leap now and do the same!"

Fady Attia, ELP I Student

Testimonials Liliana Rodriguez Parent

"The reason for this email is to express my gratitude to you and Edu-Futuro for the financial aid extended to my family at a very difficult time. Thank you to those who made it possible to donate a communication kit for my daughter Lizz Palza. Besides giving her a lot of happiness, it is and will be very useful for her. My eternal gratitude for such a great attitude. Once again, thank you very much."

Liliana Rodriguez, Parent

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