Edu-Futuro Celebrates 20 Years in Arlington

Edu-Futuro Celebrates 20 Years in Arlington

Fundraiser planned for Oct. 19.

Edu-Futuro is holding its 20th year celebration, "Moving Forward," on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott. Swing to the Latin music of Zeniza All Stars and enjoy dinner as you celebrate the 20 years of Edu-Futuro and "renew their commitment to support the children of the most vulnerable Hispanic immigrant families Edu-Futuro is serving in Arlington and Fairfax public schools and county."

Tannia Talento, vice chair, Arlington County School Board, will be the keynote speaker.

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Edu-Futuro is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to empower low-income Latino and other immigrant youth through education, leadership development and engagement of the immigrant families to become the next generation of successful professionals who transform their community.

The organization began as a group of Bolivian parents and the Bolivian ambassador who met with the Arlington superintendent of schools 1998 to establish an enrichment program for the growing Latino immigrant population. Now Edu-Futuro sponsors language enrichment, youth programs and parent empowerment programs with a central office, a staff of 15 and dozens of volunteers.

Executive Director Jorge E. Figueredo said the organization has surpassed $1 million in revenue providing over 1,600 services to 1,491 youth and parents, almost three times more than three years ago. For youth programs, Edu-Futuro served 795 students in FY2017-18, and 41 high school students who participated in their ELPII program were accepted into college. For the parents, they empowered 696 parents to become advocates for their children's education.

The event will recognize Dr. Marjorie Myers, former principal of Key Elementary School and their PTA, and Deirdre Lavery, principal of Robert E. Lee High School as their Community Partners of the Year for Arlington and Fairfax, and Deloitte as the Corporate Partner of the Year.