What is Café Con Leche
Helping Pave the Road to Higher Education Since 2008
Café Con Leche allows parents to learn more about education and career opportunities for their children in a non-threatening setting. Facilitated by Gonzalo Robles, Educational Consultant, these forums take place in familiar places, such as schools, universities, community centers, neighborhoods and churches around the state. Robles encourages parents to discuss the fears and obstacles they face when making decisions about sending their students to a post-secondary educational institution and creating a “Culture of High Expectations” at home. Robles’ vision is to have families thinking and planning for college from the time their students enter elementary school. Café Con Leche was first developed by the Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Café Con Leche Is…
- Flexible: Geared toward parent needs.
- Measurable: Shares ongoing data on program success and parent concerns about school and college.
- Driven: Provides college help with advice and steps to prepare students to be college-ready.
Café Con Leche Measures…
- Parent participation.
- Knowledge learned over time.
- Change in behaviors at school and home life.
Café Con Leche Does…
- Support and serve parents.
- Connect parents to school and community activities.
- Identify challenges and barriers parent face in creating high expectations and academic success.
- Track parent progress throughout the program.
- Network parents with one another and with community organizations.
- Provide ongoing progress evaluation.
Cafe con leche is an AMAZING organization that I am very thankful to be a part of. I have seen it grow significantly and it has helped me in numerous of ways. Mr. Robles is an amazing person who has pushed me into doing my best and is someone who I look up to as a role model. This program has not only helped me but it has helped many of other individuals learn about post-secondary Education and has helped them do the things necessary to go to college. I am very grateful for this organization and hope to see it grow in our community even more!!
We just finished our 6 week class and it was an amazing venture. I learned so much about the process of colloge and how to get an early start to my children's future. We may only be in 5th grade as of now, but 12th is right around the corner. Thank you so much.
¡Excelente programa para los estudiantes!
Wonderful program! Cafe Con Leche The Road to College, promotes higher education at the middle school level. As a 6th grader it's encouraged to be in AP classes, have a good GPA and complete an interview. My son entered the program 6 weeks ago after completing the entry requirements and graduated with 20 other students earlier this week. He now will have a mentor though all years to continue growing him as an academic and leader. He's still my nerdo but has a confidence that is very pleasant ? if you're in the Wichita Falls area look up this program.
Cafe con leche is great! Any questions you have about anything educational and to help you get an education, this group is your place to go. I filed my FAFSA with them and i feel more confident that i did it right. Thanks!