Although the capital region has emerged as one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most diverse immigrant gateways, this growth has not translated into equal educational opportunities. Immigrants in the area are three times more likely to lack a high school diploma than their native-born peers, and 50 percent more likely to have never gone to college.

The Esperanza Education Fund helps bridge that gap by providing scholarships to students who can’t get help elsewhere. We help immigrant students achieve their dreams through higher education regardless of their national origin, ethnicity, or immigration status.

But we do more than help finance the education of driven, promising immigrant students. We help all of our scholars take full advantage of their higher education, providing academic and career advice by accomplished professionals in the career path they choose.

Founded and operated by a diverse group of young professionals in the DC Metropolitan Area, we are proud to be a volunteer-led and community-financed organization making an impact where our organization has its roots.