Established in 1973, LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization that has a long history of offering a unique set of strategies that dramatically improve educational outcomes for the students we serve. LNESC is committed to creating a culture of academic excellence using cutting-edge educational exercises, experiential field trips, and developmentally appropriate educational initiatives.

Our Mission

The mission of the LULAC National Educational Service Centers is to provide educational and leadership opportunities to create lifelong learners and leaders within the Hispanic community. We seek to develop America’s future workforce by effectively preparing young people for the jobs of the new economy. 

Our unparalleled network of education centers is at the forefront of assisting Hispanic/Latino students across the United States and Puerto Rico. The centers offer an array of comprehensive programming including college access, literacy, science, technology, and leadership development. These initiatives ensure students are motivated and prepared to make the most of the educational opportunities available to them. Through motivation and determination, we empower youth to overcome the barriers and take control of their academic journeys. Our students become the rising leaders and innovators that are crucial for the future of our community and our county.

Our success is due in part to the strong partnerships we’ve formed with some of our nation’s leading corporations and organizations. Their commitment to equitable educational opportunities for all and support of LNESC’s mission, ensures deserving students from across the United States and Puerto Rico benefit from our high quality educational and leadership development programming.

Dr. George I. Sanchez

Dr. George I. Sanchez

“Education is the foundation of culture, progress, liberty, equality and fraternity, which in turn form the basis of peace, security and happiness, the goals of our people, our country, our world.”

—Dr. George I. Sanchez circa 1947