Worcester State University
Latino Education Institute


LASOS                                      En español

Latina Achievers in Search of Success (LASOS) engages sixth grade Latina girls and their mothers in an educational after school program which focuses on self exploration, personal development, cultural enrichment, early college awareness and career exploration. The program enlists the assistance of area Latina professionals who serve as mentors to the daughter-mother dyad. Through educational workshops participants learn about themselves; their uniqueness, their culture, their values, their bodies. The girls learn how to build stronger relationships with their mothers and friends and how to build new relationships with their mentors. Participants are also exposed to the value of education and how college access and the professional world can greatly impact their economic future.


·       LASOS runs for 24 weeks and meets once a week for a two hour period.  The program serves 18-22 girls and their mothers.


·       LASOS is funded in part by the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Mass.


> Click to view LASOS brochure


Program Coordinator

Kathy Orengo

Email: korengo@worcester.edu

Phone:  508-789-6507 x 105


Program  Assistant

Katherine Esparza

Phone: 508-798-6507


Academic Assistant

Vianna Mercedes


Volunteer Program Assistant

Asia Simpson


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