Our Impact

Circle de Luz is compelling because of our comprehensiveness, special focus and unique developmental model.

We offer crucial support to young Latinas through a powerful, dual approach as a nonprofit and giving circle. Every year, Circle de Luz engages and mentors a new group of young Latinas (our hijas) who are nominated by their 6th grade teachers to join our program in the 7th grade and remain members through high school graduation. At a minimum, each girl is awarded a $5,000 scholarship for further education when they complete high school.

2018 by the numbers:

  • 100% of our participants graduate high school
  • $390,000 invested in our participants to date
  • 78 annual programs offered to our hijas
  • 60 annual program volunteers
  • 32 hijas served to date
  • 11 alumnae enrolled in a post-secondary program to date
  • 2 alumnae graduated from a post-secondary program to date
  • 19 alumnae to date
  • 1 alumna serving in the military to date
  • 16 class captains to date
  • 3 college interns to date
  • 273 mijas to date
  • $79,375 in grants received this year
  • 9 board members this year
  • 2 staff members this year
  • $151,975 fiscal year budget
  • $103,560 fiscal year expenses