Latinas On the Verge of Excellence


The Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program empowers young women to identify their innate strength to fulfill their personal and professional goals through mentorship and health education targeted at mental, reproductive and physical health as well as college and career readiness.


As a result of L.O.V.E.’s curriculum, students gain

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L.O.V.E. mentees see themselves reflected in their mentors and witness the promising future that lies ahead of them


35 high schools


over 3,000 young women reached


12 years of mentorship


Si Se Puede: The Art of Taking Risks

 Why L.O.V.E.?

A L.O.V.E. Story: A Latina Girl in NYC



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

Claudia Espinosa moved to New York in the year 2000 from Cali, Colombia. Ms. Espinosa is constantly striving to set new standards of personal, professional, and academic excellence. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Forensic Psychology with Magna Cum Laude honors from the City University of New York. Ms. Espinosa received her second Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Ms. Espinosa holds an Ed.M. degree in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds a Doctorate in Education from NYU. She also devotes her time to her very own brainchild, the Latinas On the Verge of Excellence – L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program. She created this organization 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 believes in justice and fairness, and that love and compassion need to be part of the practice of justice.


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