HISTORY Latinas in Progress (LIP) was founded by the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas(HWNT) in 1989. This program was created to mentor high-school Latinas as they embark on their college journey and equip them with the necessary tools to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Today, in alignment with its mission, LIP strives to continue empowering girls of color and advance their educational, cultural, social, legal, and economic well-being.
MISSION To forge pathways for the advancement, engagement, and empowerment of young women in the pursuit of post-secondary education.
CORE The core of LIP is its Education Seminar Series. The following are our 5 pillars.
College & Vocational School Preparation
LIP students participate in several college fairs, visits, FASFA application assistance, and hear from representatives from institutions of higher education.
Health Awareness & Self-improvement
LIP students learn from subject matter experts in the health realm about counseling resources, transition and adjustment periods, and how to be more aware and in tune with one's self. In addition to this, they learn about personal growth.
Civic Enrichment & Leadership Skills
LIP students are given a multitude of volunteer opportunities to support their community, become advocates, and showcase leadership.
Each seminar offers various professional development topics, like assertiveness, and all LIP students are encouraged to participate and engage.
Professional Development & Assertiveness Training
LIP students learn to fine-tune professional skills, with help from mentors and community advocates, in areas like college and scholarship applications.
The Seminars & Opportunities
Education Seminar Series consists of a minimum of six learning sessions, volunteer opportunities, and group mentorship throughout the academic year. Learn more about our current year's topics here.