January 30, 2018

$25,000 Awarded to Northern Virginia Non-Profit Serving the Latino Community

LEAF 5Paty Funegra and Diana Katz at April '17 LEAF LaunchThe Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund (LEAF) announced today that it awarded a $25,000 grant to Edu-Futuro, a nonprofit with offices in Arlington and Springfield. The grant will support Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program which targets the next generation of leaders and professionals in the Latino community. Edu-Futuro empowers under-resourced Latino and immigrant youth and their parents through education, leadership development, and family engagement.

The LEAF grant selection committee consisted of six volunteer committee members, including LEAF’s founding advisors Paty Funegra and Diana Katz.

“We are thrilled to award Edu-Futuro with this grant. They plan to develop a civic education curriculum that will continue to produce results well into the future as they expand into more high schools in Fairfax, Arlington and other Northern Virginia counties,” said Katz. “Edu-Futuro also includes parents in their process, so this grant will influence two generations with one investment,” Katz stated.

“It is wonderful to see LEAF fulfilling the promise to support the Latino community, and we look forward to working with future applicants and learning how we can assist them,” said Funegra.

In April 2017 the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia launched LEAF to promote and invest in the civic engagement, education, economic success, naturalization, health, leadership development, volunteerism, and advocacy of the Latino community in the Metro DC region.

Click here to learn more about LEAF.