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Inclusion & 



Founded on a Mission

We are a nonprofit organization devoted to providing resources and mentorship to individuals of the Latino community in Metro Atlanta, empowering them to pursue higher education

About the Latino Community in Metro Atlanta  

  • 2nd biggest growing ethnic group, increasing at rate of 31% (source: Atlanta Regional)

  • 1/4 or 1/3 of students in school districts are Latino (Atlanta Regional)

  • no greater than 12% enrollment in most colleges and universities are Latino (Excelencia in Education)

  • only 45.8% of Latinos pursue a college education (Excelencia in Education) 

  • highest drop-out rate of any ethnic group (Excelencia in Education)

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source: Excelenica in Education

Common Barriers to Higher Education

  • Insufficient funds to afford a higher education 

  • Limited accessibility to college prep programs

  • Unawareness of the college application process, financial aid, and adapting to college 

  • Responsibilities at home from caring for family or responsible for bringing in income 

  • Cultural and family expectations 

  • Imposter syndrome 

Community Presentations and Outreach Events 

Going to public schools and community centers holding events where we 

  • Connect students with current college students and alumni 

  • Provide information about college options and the application process 

  • Provide information about financial aid and scholarships 

  • Advice about better preparing and adapting to college 

  • Provide information about jobs made possible with a college education

  • Assist with completing the FAFSA 


We pair current college students with high school students during their last semester of high school and first semester of college. The pair will meet monthly to provide the mentee with personalized advice and a feeling of community and support. 

Scholarship Resources

We promote dozens of scholarships open to the Latino community as well as award thousands of dollars each spring to rising college students. 

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Our Services

At GRACIAS, we focus on lowering these barriers, empowering latinos to pursue higher education and better careers. 


Become Involved!

Are you looking for ways to get involved and give back to our community? Join our GroupMe chat and connect with like-minded individuals who share the same passion for making a difference. We regularly share volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, and our latest initiatives. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of something meaningful. Join us today!

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Since starting in September 2023, we have raised $8,264 towards our mission! Gracias to our donations and business supporters!

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