LEAF provides programs and services to latino families and students so they can be empowered to thrive in our dynamic world. Its programs are designed to educate, empower, and inspire latino families to actively engage in a parent-school-community with the goal of encouraging their students to achieve academic success.

LEAF offers its programs and services in different geographic areas of the country, including: Los Angeles, CA; Puerto Rico; San Luis, AZ, and Maryland.

List of programs LEAF operates to advance its mission and vision:


La Escuela, sus Hijos y Usted: Through the nine-week workshop, parents learn how to navigate the educational system, and how to take an active role in their child’s education. Plus, we’ll show them ways to collaborate with the school, staff and community to learn the educational opportunities available to them.

El Llavero Workshop: The early planning and identification of academically talented Latino students are crucial for future scholarly success. Therefore, LEAF focuses its efforts on identifying bright and talented students as early as 2nd grade, so they can start preparing for a direct path to post-secondary options. LEAF offers workshops to parents and schools to start the identification of talented students by working collaboratively with resources and programs.

Latinos Brillantes Pipeline: The Latino Brillantes Pipeline workshop for students and parents promotes early planning and knowledge about post-secondary options.The weekly series of five-week workshops (three hours each) is open to students in grades 9th – 12th. The workshop, offered in English and Spanish with culturally relevant materials, provides interactive lessons focused on the importance of high school completion, higher education, financial aid scholarships and college preparation.

Academic Coaching

LEAF  provides individualized help and guidance for parents and students. Our goal is to create a personalized educational plan for the student, so parents feel empowered to support their child’s educational needs.

The workshops will be offered in Spanish with culturally relevant materials

For more information, please contact: Dinorah Olmos, at

Academic Coaching

LEAF is active and involved in the different communities it serves.  LEAF has been protecting the right to education for Latino Children. Our flexible approach to problem-solving and information get parents the support they need for their children to succeed,flourish and become educated. Our collaboration and involvement encompasses the following:

  1. Advice for families of students who are struggling, experiencing discrimination, bullying, or harassment in school. We help them protect their education-related rights and obtain the educational support their children need.
  2. Our training courses and workshops provide important information for parents, communities, and professionals, so they may advocate effectively on behalf of their children.
  3. Provide legal information and resources for parents if problems at school don’t get resolved.

The workshops will be offered in Spanish with culturally relevant materials

For more information, please contact: Dinorah Olmos, at

Please make checks payable to: Latino Education Advancement Fund, and mail them to 1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204.

For more Information call 559-250-0256 or

“Latino Education Advancement Fund “(LEAF)” is a Maryland nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland not-for-profit charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to LEAF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.”