Los Hermanos Familia (LHF) takes pride in education.
We believe that our organization’s role is in part to increase the habitus for area families by fostering an environment that offers them more exploration and programs that provide knowledge, life experiences, and opportunity.
That’s why LHF established an Education Committee to initiate and plan effective education programs and lead in our scholarship efforts. More so, to intensify our commitment to serving students and addressing the longstanding inequities more publicly visible.
From kinder to post-baccalaureate studies, LHF is committed to increasing attention to education by providing tools and addressing issues impacting families.
Thanks to a special partnership with MyOn and Latino Lubbock Magazine, Los Hermanos Familia has offered a free digital reading program to any child - from kinder to high school, which has been especially helpful to families during the pandemic.
To address the limited access some families, have to technology and books, Los Hermanos Familia began placing little libraries in areas where children might not have access by giving them the opportunity to take a book or leave a book –which has been significant during this COVID-19 period.
We're also committed to encouraging S.T.E.M. careers for both male and female students. The objective of this effort falls in line with part of LHF’s mission - to be a significant catalyst for promoting family engagement.
As such, the Mini Pinewood Derby & Model Car Show event is used as a tool for family awareness and engagement, as well as to ignite interest in science and engineering programs and explore the role of diversity in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) careers and its value in keeping America innovative and competitive for females and males.
And, despite the rapid rise of Hispanics enrolled in college across Texas, few Hispanic women are graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. To address this significant issue, Los Hermanos Familia is rolling out our N.I.N.A.S. (Navigating Including Niñas in Arts and Stem) program and working with local partners to engage females to take an interest in these careers.
Los Hermanos Familia has also been committed to consistently offering scholarships, mostly to college students to encourage retention and achievement and demonstrate our dedication to their success. Not to mention, working with many college student groups has allowed Los Hermanos Familia to further exhibit our support to them, and engage them in our community.
As part of our many efforts, Los Hermanos Familia has provided over $68,000 in scholarship awards since the inception of our 501 (c)(3) in 2014, with an additional $25,000 in 2024. Scholarship opportunities are opened after each banquet as part of our funding comes from the Adelante Awards banquet.
Our Education Committee Chairs are Rosa Llanas, a retired high school educator with 35 years of experience, and Julio Llanas, a retired Texas Tech University administrator with over 40 years of experience working with high school and college students. Together, the couple will be chairing the 2022 Scholarship Program, which focuses on retention and engagement.
To sponsor a scholarship or for more information please call Christy Martinez-Garcia at (806)792-1212.
Applications will begin to be accepted: September 18, 2023.