LULAC National Educational Service Centers Celebrates 50 Years in Creating Life Long Learners, 1973-2023

LULAC National Educational Service Centers Celebrates 
50 Years in Creating Life Long Learners: 1973-2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC), the nation’s premier Hispanic nonprofit education organization, is commemorating its 50th anniversary in providing education and leadership programs for Hispanic and other students in need of financial assistance and educational counseling. Through the efforts of 16 education service centers across the U.S., including Puerto Rico, and a host of national programs, we proudly celebrate the positive impact on the future leaders of our communities.

Since March 7, 1973, LNESC has assisted over 607,000 students on their path to higher education. With the support of partnerships representing many sectors, including 90 school partners, the LNESC national office, along with 16 education centers have:

  • Annually served 14,000 students through education and leadership programs
  • Awarded over $30 million in scholarship funds to-date
  • Sent 159,000 students to post-secondary education to-date
  • Provided training and leadership development opportunities to over 550 students to-date through the Washington Youth Leadership Seminar
  • Received the highest number of Department of Education TRIO program awards than any other non-profit organization or post-secondary institution

“Since its inception, LNESC has made every effort to provide quality education and leadership programs for the advancement of Hispanic students, low-income and high-need students, and any student that can benefit from our available resources. In celebrating 50 years of service through education, and in hopes of developing young talent and future leaders, we aspire to leave a lasting impact on the lives of all who have participated in our local and national programs. Through a dedicated Team that includes several Directors with over 10 years of experience with LNESC, we will continue to work diligently to remain the premier Hispanic education non-profit for another 50 years and beyond.” -Richard Roybal, LNESC Executive Director

The LNESC National Office and LNESC field centers are planning celebratory activities throughout the year. Be sure visit our website at for the latest updates on those events.

LNESC Commemorates 50-Year Milestone
Power of Education: Strategies for Student Success

On August 2, 2023, LNESC will host a one-day youth-centered education conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico focused on college preparation and developing professional skill-sets towards student success. The program will include motivational speakers, professional workshops, and student resources for college and career opportunities. The event concludes with a reception celebration featuring live music, featured speakers and student voices.

For more information on the 50-year celebration or the youth conference, contact Raul Sanchez at

About LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC)

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) was established in 1973 by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to provide educational programming to high-need students throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Throughout 16 education and technology centers, LNESC has served over 607,000 students, sent 159,000 students on to college, and awarded nearly $30 million in scholarships. LNESC’s results are made possible by a network of dedicated field staff, top-notch teachers, over 90 school partners, and the support of LULAC - the nation’s largest membership based Latino organization. LNESC works to change lives and build Latino communities, one student at a time.