Worcester State University
Latino Education Institute


ENLACE                                  En español

ENcourageing Latinos to AChieve Excellence (ENLACE) serves seventh and eighth grade boys in an educational after school program which focuses on personal development, mentoring, life skills, cultural enrichment, early college awareness, career exploration, and sports clinics. Through the various workshops and activities students will engage in opportunities where they will grow, exercise discipline, learn about themselves, culture and the Worcester community. The program utilizes community Latino male leaders as mentors for the development of our youth and in return the students will gain knowledge, awareness, and ambition to be successful individuals. Students will learn the value of education and how aspiring for post-secondary education can impact their lives and their families.

  • ENLACE students will meet on Tuesdays at Worcester State University and Wednesdays at Sullivan Middle School from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m throughout the academic year.

Program Coordinator

Miguel Almestica

Email:  malmestica@worcester.edu

Phone: 508-798-6507


Program Assistant

Elliott Rivera

Email: r.elly747@gmail.com

Phone: 508-798-6507

Related Links
  Come View LEI's Success through the Lens of Participants
  LEI Strategic Plan Report 2013
  LEI Scholarship Information
  Mayor's Commission on Latino Educational Excellence
  Not Present, Not Accounted For: School Suspensions in Worcester
  LEI Research Report 2009
  Mauricio Gastón Institute
  Pew Hispanic Center
  Worcester Public Schools
  American Council on Education
  Mass Afterschool Partnership

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Phone: 508-929-8000