Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It. This is the motto at Latino Promise. A close-knit community, the Latino Promise students and faculty and staff make dreams into reality. The Latino Promise Program is an integral part of the FDU Latino Education Pipeline Project. The Program has two primary objectives:
- First, it aims to overcome traditional barriers to higher education for Latino students by providing encouragement, inspiration and access to college ensuring success through a variety of innovative support systems.
- Second, it develops Hispanic leaders that will be able to lead and serve our nation in the future.
The program began in 2007 with an initial cohort of 12 students. In the fall of 2008, Latino Promise accepted 51 new students into the program. In fall 2009, 114 students made up the Latino Promise freshman class. Prospective Latino Promise students are carefully screened and selected according to a variety of criteria that includes motivation, achievement, and personal and educational goals.