Advancing Education

LAWA offers a continuum of tutoring, mentoring and socio-cultural development programs, and higher education financial support for elementary, middle and high school students in the Charlotte Region. 

Our ultimate goals are:

  • to close academic achievement gaps
  • to improve Latino students’ high school graduation rates, and
  • to increase the number of Latino students that go on to receive degrees in higher education.

Please read more about our programs.

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