Our Approach

Latino Resources encourages Latinx students to achieve greater heights by emphasizing the importance of college completion, civic engagement, and community building as the foundation for redirecting outcomes for the Latinx community.

College Completion

The Latino Resources Scholarship Fund provides the next generation of Latinx leaders scholarships and mentorship from Latinx professionals, to better navigate their college experience and build their networks in preparation for their professional lives.

Civic Engagement

lLong-lasting solutions require civic engagement. This includes grass-roots organizing, providing accurate information, working alongside government, and, most important, improving Latinx voter turn-out on election day.

Community Building

Latino Resources believes it is essential to continuously cultivate partnerships with the many diverse stakeholders in our community. Together we can discover solutions for equity and inclusion.

Meet our Board

Janira Clark

President & Executive Director

Janira Clark is the President and Executive Director of Latino Resources. She is a first-generation college graduate who is enthusiastic about helping others overcome the barriers to higher education and economic mobility. Through her previous experience as an educator and guide to college readiness, she promotes education as the gateway to the better future we all seek.

Jennifer Hernandez

Jennifer Hernandez


Jennifer Hernandez is an emerging education policy professional who has worked at the state and national level to champion accessibility in education, especially for first-generation and community college transfer students. Since receiving a scholarship in 2015, her career has been shaped by the Latino Resources mission.

Angelica Solano


Angie Solano became the first Latino Resources Young Adult Board Director in 2013. She has a Bachelor's in  Latin American Studies and is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work.

Sergio Hernandez

Board Member

Sergio Hernandez, Jr. is a bilingual educator, Illinois Early Childhood Fellow 2013-2015, and proud father of three children. His expertise in educational advocacy reinforces Latino Resources' vision and mission.

Latinx Leaders of Tomorrow

Brenda Arteaga

“As a first-generation Latina pursuing a career in Business at DePaul University I thank Latino Resources for the amazing support I have received to continue my education at DePaul and the opportunity to attend business Read more…

Karl Ortegon

“I have been incredibly lucky to have had the chance to attend Wesleyan University, my dream school. That dream could not have been realized without the support of the Latino Resources Fund, which has been Read more…

Emmanuel Patiño Gomez

“Thanks to Latino Resources I’ve made possible of the impossible. The Latino Resources scholarship helped me continue my dream of going to college, making my family proud, and becoming the first one in my family Read more…

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