Eva Longoria Foundation
The vision of the Eva Longoria Foundation is to empower Latinas to reach their potential through education and entrepreneurship. The Eva Longoria Foundation supports programs that help Latinas excel in school and attend college. Additionally, they work to provide Latina entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity. By investing in Latinas, they hope to build a stronger future for our country. Latinas in the U.S. are a rapidly growing group with extraordinary potential, yet they disproportionately lack educational opportunities and face economic challenges: 27% of Latinas live below the poverty line; 1 in 3 Latinas drops out of high school; and only 15% of adult Latinas hold college degrees. Despite these discouraging statistics, we are optimistic about the future. Ambitious and hardworking, Latinas are one of the nation’s greatest untapped resources. 80% of Latina teens in the U.S. aspire to go to college, and in recent years, Latina-owned businesses have increased at 8 times the rate of businesses owned by men. The Eva Longoria Foundation runs a number of programs to empower Latinas to reach their potential, while also raising awareness and engaging the public in supporting Latina education and entrepreneurship.