Educational Institutions

Latino Institute Inc

  • Newark, NJ
  • www.latinoinstitute.net

Mission Statement

The Latino Institute, Inc. is a private, non-profit, charitable organization. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between the Latino community, and the educational, cultural, governmental, social and economic institutions of society by providing accurate, factual, and timely information on the barriers and challenges affecting the education, growth, development and well-being of that community and by developing, recommending, and advocating solutions and actions which may serve as a catalyst for change. Our particular interest is educational achievement for Latinos throughout the educational continuum and the promotion of Latino culture in America. We believe, as many reasonable people believe, that educational achievement is the key to success in life. At the same time, we believe in respecting, fostering and promoting the Latino cultural heritage, especially amongst our young, as part of the development of Latinos everywhere. In the educational pathway, we are uniquely interested in college retention issues and the promotion of college Latino students towards graduate schools, Ph.D. programs and the professions. We promote these tenets through major events, conference, seminars, lectures, performances, programs, and other activities. The Latino Institute, Inc. is a national organization located in New Jersey.

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We are a national organization, with primary services in the state of New Jersey.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. William Colon

Keywords

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Education, scholarships, college students, parents, Latino consumers, businesses

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EIN

20-1516874

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The organization is unique in offering support to college students via our Latino Scholars Program, currently serving 100 New Jersey students.

 

During the last year, we hosting two major events, our Legislative Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Latino Parents education Conference with over 700 parents in attendance.

 

This coming year, a group of our scholars will be visiting Cuba in February, 2012 with exchanges and networking meetings at Havana University and the Latin American Medical School.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

1. The Latino Institute operates the National Latino Scholars Program. This program identifies and recognizes extraordinary college students who want to pursue masters and doctoral degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciples. Special emphasis is made in placing Latino (a) students in medical education. This national program serves a maximum of 300 scholars per year. 2. The Latino Institute also operates the Latino Parents Intervention Program. The LPIP provides educational skills for parents of preschool children. 3. The Institute also host the Technology in Education Conference (TECHPR) each year and the Latino Issues Convention and Exposition.

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Service Areas

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National

We are a national organization, with primary services in the state of New Jersey.

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THE LATINO INSTITUTE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Latino Institute Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. William Colon

BIO

William Colón, President and CEO, obtained a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.A. from Jersey City State College. Mr. Colón has extensive administrative experience, having worked for both government agencies and private businesses. He is the former President and CEO of ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey, where he served for seven years and was the creative director of new national initiatives in the educational field. Highly innovative, Mr. Colón has established three organizations. He is the co-founder and former President and CEO of Kiddee Korner, a small chain of preschool/child care centers in Northern New Jersey. Mr. Colón was also the founder and Managing Director of the Business Investment Institute, Inc., a management consulting firm concentrating on education administration, marketing and grants writing, and is currently the chief executive of The Latino Institute, Inc. (www.latinoinstitute.net). Formerly, Mr. Colón served as the Executive Director for the Corporation for Employment and Training, Inc. a private, non-profit organization which acted as the administrative entity for Jersey City for all employment, training and workforce development programs. He has also served, on a part time basis, as Instructor of Political Science and Basic Issues at Rutgers University, and as Adjunct Instructor of International Business at Jersey City State College and Adjunct Instructor in the Business Department at Essex County College. Mr. Colón is a former member of the Jersey City Board of Education as well as a former member of the State of New Jersey Board of Education. He was the first Latino in New Jersey to serve in that capacity.

His civic and educational memberships include a gubernatorial appointment to the governing board of NJAfter3, the statewide funding program for after-school initiatives. Mr. Colon is also the current President of the New Jersey Association of Latino Organizations.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We are totally committed to our mission. Our organization has provided valuable services to the latino community and has provided incredible opportunities for our parents and our students."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Daphne Griffin

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?