Diversifying the High-Tech Industry


Due to COVID-19, we have pivoted and moved some of our student and parent education programs to webinar platforms. Message from our President and CEO, Ron Gonzales here.

What is Education Excellence?

Educational Excellence Initiative is an effort to level the playing field among Latinos in our region.

Why is it important?

The Latinos in Technology Initiative encapsulates our "cradle to career strategy" through two programs: the Hispanic Foundation College Success Center (HFCSC) and the Latinos in Technology Scholarship.

The Solution:
Latinos In Technology Initiative (LITI)

Latinos in Technology Initiative will be comprised of two components:

Latinos in Technology Scholarship (LITS)

This program awards scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for up to three (3) years to Latino juniors and seniors who have declared a major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related field. We also pipeline our scholars into summer internship programs and provide career coaching opportunities. To date 427 college students have received scholarships. Learn more about the LITS program click here. Scholarship application now closed.

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Hispanic Foundation College Success Center (HFCSC)

The goal of this program is to offer access to information and programs that will empower families to create a roadmap towards a college-oriented future. The center provides a myriad of college-readiness resources including STEM-related classes, SAT prep, academic enrichment, college prep courses, leadership training, parent engagement workshops, and others to close to 2,000 Latino students and parents annually. Programs are available in Santa Clara and San Mateo county. See the annual report for the HFCSC program here.

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Latinos in Technology College 399 Scholars 80% of scholars are first generation 35% of scholars intern with our corporate funders.

Education Excellence Funders

HFCSC Funders