Latinas on the Verge of Excellence

Women can do absolutely anything they set their minds to.

Our Program

The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program works in partnership with organizations, universities and public schools, whose mission is to enhance the well–being of young girls and Hispanic communities in New York. The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program recruits volunteer female university students to support, guide, and be a role model to young Latinas during their high school years. Through a series of structured mentoring and group activities that concentrate on personal empowerment, developing study skills, and college access, the L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program aims to provide a space in which young Latinas can learn how to strive personally and academically through positive reinforcement, consistency and understanding.

The Latina population is exploding in America and we are here to guide them on their road to success.

Ms. Espinosa moved to New York in the year 2000 from Cali, Colombia to pursue her desire of becoming a forensic psychologist. As an immigrant in NYC she had to work harder to attain her goals because of challenges she faced such as English as a second language. She studied English for two years at Queens College to obtain a good level of understanding in the language.

In May of 2013, Ms. Espinosa received her second Master's degree in Public Administration She  currently devotes her time to her very own brainchild, the Latinas On the Verge of Excellence L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program. She created this program with the goal to support and empower young Latinas to strive in school, and ultimately increase high school graduation rates, college enrollment, and healthy lives among young Latinas.

Ms. Espinosa is constantly striving to set new standards of personal, professional, and academic excellence, while never forgetting to honor her Latin roots and giving back to her community. She has always believed in justice and fairness, and that love and compassion need to be part of the practice of justice.


Latinas in New York City Experience

Teen Pregnancy
School Dropout
Suicide Attempts

NYC DOE 2010; CDC 2011; Gillibrand 2014

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