Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School
Gets White House Recognition
In commemoration of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Initiative's 25th anniversary, the White House Initiative made a national call for Commitments to Action, thereby encouraging public, private, and nonprofit investments in the creation and/or expansion of quality education programming throughout the nation serving Hispanics. These high impact, long-term Commitments to Action will make a meaningful and quantifiable contribution to increase and support educational outcomes for Latinos from the “cradle-to-career.”
Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School is proud to join the 140 public and private sector organizations across the United States who responded to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Lincoln was selected for two of its programs.
The Lincoln E.A.G.L.E.S. program
The E.A.G.L.E.S. (Exceptional And Great Leaders Educators and Scholars program) is a post-secondary program for High School Students. Lincoln commits $1 Million to expand from a K-12 into a K-14 model over the next five years. Lincoln Leadership will continue to build a “School to college pipeline” in which 100% of our seniors will enroll and graduate from a postsecondary program. The additional support our students need is critical during the first two years of college. Expanding to include grades 13-14 will provide the scaffolding first-generation college students need to succeed in postsecondary education, while taking accredited courses and developing the confidence, goals, and skills, needed to complete college at our Lincoln Campus. This initiative will serve and assist in the transformation of approximately 600 young people over the next five years.
The Lincoln L.A.B. Program
Lincoln’s Learning, Achieving and Believing (L.A.B.) program will expands its present after-school STEAM-based model from its current enrollment of 150, K-8 students, to the entire K-12, 630 student population.
The L.A.B. program is characterized by its rigorous academics, hands-on experiential learning, highly engaged students, enrichment activities, and instruction by teachers with STEAM expertise. L.A.B. will expose under-resourced and underserved Hispanic students to a full range of STEAM experiences and STEAM opportunities.
“To celebrate the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, we are honored to be recognized as one of the 140 public and private sector leaders who answered this call to action,” said Sandra, Figueroa-Torres, the CEO/ Founder and Principal of Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School. “However, let me be perfectly clear that Lincoln was not founded solely for Hispanic students, or that it only serves Hispanic students.” Our programs serve all of our students equally by our extremely professional learning/teaching community. The best is yet to come,” Mrs. Figueroa-Torres concluded.
For more information on the White House Initiative, please visit, http://1.usa.gov/1P5MFjG.