Cafe Con Leche

Cafe Con Leche Wichita Falls

Road to College

Road to College Program

Engagement & Culture

The Road to College Program is an educational engagement program for parents and students. This program instills the value of education while developing positive school-to-parent relationships and creating a college-going culture for 5th to 12th-grade students and their families. The curriculum is comprised of monthly or weekly educational sessions that include: Creating High Expectations at Home, Understanding the Role of Parents in Education, Participating in School and Community Activities, College Life and Financial Aid 101, and Taking Advantage of College Access Resources. In addition, The Road to College Program is offered to students during the summer. The summer curriculum is six weeks consisting of four different segments: Academic Enrichment, Supportive Guidance, Nutrition, and Fitness. Current data shows that when parents are involved and have access to information about college from the time their students enter elementary school, their students are more likely to graduate from high school and enter college. On the contrary, if we fail them, only one in five will graduate from High School on time.

Engaging Communities Through Culture

Goal: To effectively engage families in this very important conversation, Café Con Leche utilizes an inclusive, innovative approach that builds rapport, understands family norms and is culturally relevant today. Family Engagement is a process of informing, educating, and strengthening the community, relationships and trust with families. We utilize authentic engagement strategies; establishing advocates for people, neighborhoods, and issues. With our focus on Family Engagement; we will ensure education is top-of-mind and a key conversation at the dinner table.

Creating a College-Going Culture

Assessment: The University of Texas System Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI), through the College Access and Evaluation Divisions, produced a report on the Café Con Leche – College Access Outreach and Scholarship Program. IPSI assessed the success of the program with 800 parents from 18 regions throughout Texas. 

After attending Café Con Leche sessions…


  • 98% Percent of Parents Who Said The Café Program Helped Them Understand The Importance of College And The Steps To Take To Obtain A College Education.
  • 99% Percent of Parents Who Said The Café Con Leche Program Helped Their Child.
  • 95% Percent of Parents That Agree That Schools Should Provide Other Parent And Student Oriented Programs Like Café Con Leche And Road To College.
  • 75% Percent Of Parents Who Said Their Student Is Taking Advanced Courses As A Result Of Participation In Road To College.
  • 100% Percent of parents who said they want their child to  continue visits from a Road to College mentor.