What is Café Con Leche
Helping Pave the Road to Higher Education Since 2008
Café Con Leche allows Latino 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 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!
Mr. And Mrs. Robles are absolutely amazing people and I love what they do in this community. I myself have seen tremendous improvements in my academic career and I have the Road to College to thank for that 100%. Everyone in this program have helped me and pushed me to succeed and I owe everything to them for all of the opportunities that have opened up because of them.
As an educator, I have witnessed the amazing growth and success of many students who take part in the Road to College program. Gonzalo and Stephanie are tireless in their efforts to promote and encourage post-secondary education in our community. I am so thankful for Cafe Con Leche and all this organization does to make Wichita Falls a better place to live!!
I've been in communication with cafe con Leche since the beginning of my freshman year, which was 6 years ago. Cafe con Leche has helped me so much, gave me great advice and after high school they are as well still concern about my education status. Very great organization and hopefully I as well be helping and encouraging others to go and continue education.
Cafe con Leche is a wonderful organization that helps students reach their full potential. They don't only help you in understanding the importance of college and steps on how to get in to your choice of university but they also help you with FAFSA and in obtaining scholarships. Their goal is not only to help students but also helping the parents understand the college process.