Latine College & Career Access (LaCCA)

Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN) formed Latine College & Career Access (LaCCA), which consists of five Latine-led organizations in Boston. These five organizations are East Boston Community Council (EBCC) Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), Sociedad Latina (SL), and Boston Higher Education Resource Center (HERC).

Collectively these organizations have decades of experience with expanding positive educational, professional, and social-emotional outcomes for underserved Latine, Spanish-speaking, and English learner youth. Through our College & Career Access, GBLN aims to prepare 250 youth of color ages 14-21 on the pathway of postsecondary education by addressing root causes of educational and career inequities. Young people participating in LaCCA are equipped with personalized tools centering holistic, innovative, and culturally relevant approaches that focus on mentoring, skill building, career exploration, sector-specific training, internship placements, academics, and family engagement.