Learn more about our mission and the supporting research by watching the videos below. And don’t forget to share them with your friends and family!


Education is everything

Posted · Add Comment

Alberto Carvalho grew up poor in Lisbon, Portugal, the son of a custodian and seamstress, who both left school after the third grade. Carvalho was the first in his family to graduate high school. As a teenager, he worked to save $1,000 to travel to the United States, where he hoped to find better education […]

Steve Corona breaks barriers for local Hispanics

Posted · Add Comment

From TV to school board to Latinos Count By:  Dirk Rowley  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – During national Hispanic Heritage month, we are taking time to learn more about those who helped shape this nation, the state, and northeast Indiana. Steve Corona likes to downplay the contributions he made to diversity in Fort Wayne but […]

Surprise! Nursing student receives car from Latinos Count

Posted · Add Comment

By: Tony Sandleben, WANE Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne college student now has an easier way of getting to class after getting what she is calling the surprise of a lifetime. Cielo Paniagua is going into her second year of nursing school at Ivy […]

Local group aims to help Latino students

Posted · Add Comment

FORT WAYNE — Leaders of a newly formed organization aimed at helping Latino students succeed met with several hundred South Side High School students with a simple message: Don’t count yourself out. Steve Corona and Alfredo Perez spoke with Latino students Tuesday about the importance of education after high school and to offer assistance through […]

Latino Student Assemblies Promote College After High School (VIDEO)

Posted · Add Comment

By Emma Koch – 21Alive, October 29, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) — Several speakers were at South Side High School Tuesday morning for an event, sponsored by “Latinos Count”, to promote attending college after high school. More than 400 Latino students heard from the Associate Director of Admissions at Indiana University, Larry Gonzalez, a […]

Awareness . Preparation . Leadership

We create awareness of educational and leadership opportunities for Latino students in northeast Indiana by preparing them to take ownership of their education, enroll in college, graduate and lead in a global work environment.