More and more Latinos are going to college, but many still often find that they don’t fit into the community at large within their campuses. Thankfully, there are organizations, clubs, and groups whose goal is to make fellow Latino students feel understood, represented, and empowered. The following seven college groups do just that — making a difference on their campus, as well as giving back to the world through philanthropic work.
3La Escuelita of UCSB
La Escuelita of UCSB is a student organization at the University of California, Santa Barbara, that gives back to the communities of Goleta and Isla Vista. The group first provided bilingual education to Chicano youth during the 1960s; today, La Escuelita empowers kids with tutoring in both English and Spanish, volunteer fieldwork experience, and information about attending college.