Centers & Institutes

  • Latino Education Institute

    A place to learn, explore, and grow


    The mission of the Latino Education Institute is to improve the academic achievement and well-being of Latino students (grades K-16) and their families from the City of Worcester.

    We were created in response to a call to action by the Worcester Working Coalition for Latino Students. The coalition, a grassroots group representing community and elected leaders, concerned parents, and educators outlined strategies to improve educational outcomes for Latino students.

    “No one should leave here today without a commitment to work together because today is not about us—it’s about our kids.”
    – Congressman James P. McGovern, 1999 MEILS Latino Education Summit